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Forged (2010)

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An ex-thug and his son attempt to find a way to move past impossible circumstances to forge a bond that has been forever broken by the murder of the child's mother.

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William Wedig
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Cast

Credited cast:
Manny Perez ... Chuco
David Castro ... Machito
Margo Martindale ... Dianne
Jaime Tirelli ... Cesar
Kevin Breznahan ... Moose
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bianco ... Frederico
Dustin Charles ... Parole Board Member
Karen Christie-Ward ... Waitress
Steve Cirbus Steve Cirbus ... Stanley
Anthony DeFelice Anthony DeFelice ... Parole Board Spokesman
Lanny Flaherty ... Tom
Arthur French Arthur French ... Old Man
Ava Groves ... Restaurant Patron
Robert Haley ... Wallace
Christopher Halladay ... Foster Father
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An ex-thug and his son attempt to find a way to move past impossible circumstances to forge a bond that has been forever broken by the murder of the child's mother.

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How do you forgive the unforgivable?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled William Wedig Film See more »

Filming Locations:

Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

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Revere Pictures (II) See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Somewhat of a sister film to 2009's La Soga with a lot of the same cast and crew producing both films. The director of Forged, William Wedig, post-supervised La Soga and Forged's producer Josh Crook directed La Soga. See more »

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Raw, powerful cinema
15 February 2013 | by FalconeerSee all my reviews

It is amazing what can be achieved on a small budget. Director William Wedig has created a film more powerful than most mainstream, Hollywood productions in recent memory. Incredibly gritty tale of a man, recently released from prison, trying to figure out a way to live again. Jailed for shooting his wife during a moment of blind rage, Chuco (Manny Perez) leaves behind his 8 year old son, Machito (David Castro) who unfortunately witnesses the shooting. Irrevocably damaged from the experience, the boy, now a teenager, is living in the street, surviving like an animal. The relationship between father and son is at the heart of this very dark crime drama, and it is handled superbly. Filmed in gloomy Scranton, PA, in the depths of winter, the brilliantly stark cinematography adds to the emotional power of "Forged." This is a complicated film, as director Wedig does not really make it easy to sympathize with Chuco. But we do, because of the multi layered character development. Young actor David Castro is great in this, with his wounded, soulless eyes that reflect the pain and raw anger he is feeling. The conclusion is brutal, and unconventional. "Forged" is not really a mainstream film, and might not appeal to casual moviegoers who are simply looking to be entertained. This is a slow, intense and brooding film that will be appreciated by a specific audience. Someday "Forged" might just become a cult classic. I hope this young director does not give in to Hollywood pressure, and continues to make uncompromising films like this one. And it would be great to see Manny Perez and David Castro on screen again. Wonderful film from a promising filmmaker.


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