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The FP (2011)

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In a post apocalyptic future, two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park by playing "Beat Beat Revelation", a deadly version of Dance, Dance, Revolution(TM).

Directors:

Brandon Trost (as Trost Bros.), Jason Trost (as Trost Bros.)

Writers:

Jason Trost (story), Brandon Trost (as Trost Bros.) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Trost ... JTRO
Brandon Barrera ... BTRO
Art Hsu ... KCDC
Caitlyn Folley ... Stacy
James DeBello ... Beat Box Busta Bill
Bryan Goddard Bryan Goddard ... Sugga Nigga
Lee Valmassy Lee Valmassy ... L Dubba E
Nick Principe ... BLT
Michael Sandow Michael Sandow ... Jody (as Mike Sandow)
Rachel Robinson Rachel Robinson ... Lacy
Natalie Minx Natalie Minx ... Macy
Blayne Weaver ... Gas Station Attendant
Clifton Collins Jr. ... C.C. Jam
Dov Tiefenbach ... Triple Decka 1K
Sean Whalen ... Stacy's Dad
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Storyline

In a dystopian future, two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park which for all intents purposes is the remaining inhabited world. Gangs settle disputes for leadership by playing "Beat Beat Revelation", a deadly version of a popular dance video game. The power of the land has shifted leaving the local alcoholics to become meth addicts and worse. Can JTRO overcome the obstacles necessary to redeem Frazier Park? Competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revolution." Written by anonymous

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Action | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content, some nudity and brief drug material

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Trivia

The character names JTRO and L Dubba E are derived from the actors' respective real life names: The name "JTRO" comes from the J in Jason and TRO in Trost. L Dubba E, or L double E spells out Lee (Valmassy). See more »

Quotes

JTRO: I don't want any trouble.
L Dubba E: Yeah, well now you gots double trouble bitch!
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Crazy Credits

When the credits have finished rolling we see a shot of ducks swimming in a body of water. (It is mentioned earlier in the film that all of the ducks have left.) See more »

Connections

Remake of The FP (2007) See more »

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Funny and subversively smart low budget flick
13 September 2013 | by bkbirgeSee all my reviews

First off, this is loooowwwww budget and it shows. The sets are repeated over and over which makes the film feel a little claustrophobic given the story setting.

That said, it is really smart and clever in the way it was put together with some genuinely hilarious moments. But this isn't really a movie with a string of sitcom style setups to laugh about. It's more like one big long joke because everyone plays their characters completely straight within the context of a ridiculous world.

The standout character is the hillbilly/gang-leader villain guy. He's so over the top you can't help but smile when he's on screen being a total d'bag the entire way.

The main lead's nod to every anti-hero movie (and noticeably Snake Plissken from Escape from New York) is a running gag. The incongruity of these kids' lives is even more apparent when they have to interact with the occasional middle aged adult who (with the exception of crazy dad) all look pretty much like anyone you'd see today.

The plot is window dressing for the world building and seems mostly an homage to martial arts revenge flicks, with the dance video game taking the place of martial arts.

Where this movie stands out is in 2 places. 1. The music. It's fantastic. They knocked it out of the park with the electronic house/trance compositions that simultaneously nod to John Carpenter's moody soundtracks and bring it completely modern/futuristic.

2. The dialog. It's not quite as genius as Clockwork Orange in this department but it's in that direction. The kids all without exception speak their own dialect that can only be described as street ghetto. It will will be recognizable to Americans who will have heard lots of it in daily language but this is over the top constant. What sets it off as more than an affectation of the movie is the complete lack of black people that you would presume originated the style of language. Not one. There are whites and asians but no blacks. I can only think this is a purposeful move on the writers part and it does make a statement about language and co-opting 'cool'. This combined with the redneck/gangster stereotypes mixed in throughout the movie successfully give this movie a futuristic alien feel. Warning for the sensitive types there are a LOT of N'bombs dropped. However, through all the ridiculousness it hangs together with a weird logic.

Quite an interesting and enjoyable flick full of smiles but few laugh out loud moments. Most of the people in the movie seem to be able to act and they greatly help with the suspension of disbelief.

The last scene is quite hilarious.

If you don't like dry, wry, cerebral parodies then you probably won't like this much. It does drag here and there and the budget is glaringly obvious but I look for really good things from the Trost brothers in the future.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Фрэйзер Парк See more »

Filming Locations:

Kern County, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,465, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$40,557

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,557
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Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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