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The Action Hero's Guide to Saving Lives (2009)

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Sometimes even a hero needs another chance.

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Justin Lutsky

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Brett Simmons (story), Brett Simmons | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Warburton ... Ace Mulligan
Brett Simmons ... Blake
Sean Naughton Sean Naughton ... Sinister Man
Andrea Bogart ... Sarah
Wesley Freitas Wesley Freitas ... Police Officer
Joshua Snyder ... Police Officer
Brett Atkinson Brett Atkinson ... Police Officer
Bryan Price ... Police Officer
Kathryn Gibbs Kathryn Gibbs ... Police Officer
Mike Christ Mike Christ ... Police Officer
Zac Hargrave Zac Hargrave ... Police Officer
Mike Longenbach Mike Longenbach ... Police Officer
Trey Everett Trey Everett ... Police Officer
Greg Spiker Greg Spiker ... Detective
Fred Seyford Fred Seyford ... Detective
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When lives are on the line... When there's danger at every turn... When cliches run amuck... Sometimes the best thing to do is call Mulligan! Ace Mulligan! No matter how villainous the madman... How numerous the henchmen... How sexy the damsel, one thing is for sure: Ace Mulligan will always come out on top. Sometimes. Starring Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick, Men In Black II, Rules of Engagement), "The Action Hero's Guide To Saving Lives" is a laugh-out-loud action-comedy that takes you behind the scenes of Ace Mulligan's perilous and not-always-successful mission to stop the bad guys, get the girl, and save the day. It's not always easy being an action hero. Written by Justin Lutsky

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[first lines]
Blake: We need more time. Give us the hostage and we'll give you what you want.
Sinister Man: [to his heavily armed men] Why don't we give him something else, boys?
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Like Last Action Hero, only it's actually funny. One of the best shorts I've ever seen.
27 July 2009 | by psiguySee all my reviews

Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement, Seinfeld, The Venture Brothers) plays Ace Mulligan, the kind of action hero that unfortunately went out of style in the early 90's. Played perfectly deadpan, he tries to rescue a hostage from a criminal mastermind with more bravado than planning.

It's a very funny movie. There are some great gags and Warburton is hilarious. It probably runs 3 or 4 minutes too long, but that's not too bad as it is consistently amusing even if it gets just a tad repetitive.

It's a great looking film as well - directed as well as a major action film by Justin Lutsky and shot with style and flare by Jeff Dolen. It was apparently shot on red one digital cameras, which is hard to believe cause it has a very filmic look.

If you're a fan of the Naked Gun movies or 80's and early 90's action films - you'll enjoy this. Definitely one of the best shorts I've ever seen.


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Release Date:

30 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Gardena, California, USA

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