In homage to the action films of the early 1980s, Cherry Bomb follows a young dancer and her quest for revenge against the group of men that brutally assaulted her. Seeing no justice coming from within the system Cherry enlists the help of her estranged older brother and some heavy firepower as the two siblings set out on a reckless revenge mission. Things start to spiral out of control when a mysterious hit man named Bull is hired to put an end to Cherry's bloody tirade. She soon realizes that there is more at stake than she ever imagined. Starring Julin Jean, Nick Manning, Denise Williamson, and John Gabriel RodriquezWritten by
The characters of Sandi and Alyssa were created after the filmmakers discovered that one of the actresses who auditioned for what was originally a single character had a twin sister. See more »
The Camaro and Monte Carlo SS seen in the film have mismatched vintage Texas license plates - both automobiles are mid-1980s Chevrolets. In the film the Camaro (a third generation 1982-87 model) has a 1974 Texas license plate (white background with red lettering) and the Monte Carlo (1983-86 model) a 1968 plate (black with white letters with the Hemisfair lettering commemorating Hemisfair '68). Vintage Texas license plates are valid on vintage automobiles based on the model year of the automobile since a 1991 state law has a vehicle registration for antique (non-daily driver) or classic (daily driven) automobiles over 25 model years old. License plates issued in Texas from 1975-94 were renewed annually with a validation sticker (introduced in 1976 since the 1975 plates had 2 indentations for the validation stickers - back in 1975 Texas became the 37th state to adopt multi year license plates which was signed into law by the 63rd Texas Legislature in 1973) which was phased out with the general public starting in 1995 with a windshield sticker based on a 1989 Texas Department of Transportation concerning revenue loss (from failure to register out-of-state motor vehicles including the renewal period for Texas residents, along with fraudulent practices e.g. usage of a valid license plate on another motor vehicle including theft (in this case where a validation sticker was peeled off and used on another plate, especially in the wake of a September 1991 state law where proof of financial responsibility (auto insurance) was required to renew vehicle registration - the existing state law was strengthened during the 80th Texas Legislature where insurance validation is now required for registration renewal); the validation stickers are exclusive to motorcycle and auto dealer license plates. See more »
Cherry Bomb has elements of a thriller, where the creators suspend reality to entertain their audience. It is elementally a Grindhouse style movie with a revenge plot, with costumes and props faithfully set in the '80's. Is it written by Tarantino? No, but by Garrett Hargrove in collaboration with director Kyle Day, . If what you want is a movie about a situational comedy, or a typical family style movie, then don't buy it. But if you want to be entertained with a slightly-over-the-top spicy plot, with the beautiful-sweet-girl-next-door who is a stripper who turns serial-killer for a good reason, car chases and wrecks action movie, then this is your ticket. See it, I think you will enjoy it. I know I did.
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