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Swelter (2014)

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Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.

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Keith Parmer

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Stillman
Lennie James ... Bishop
Peter Vack ... Madsen
Alfred Molina ... Doc
Mindy Robinson ... Party Host
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Carmen
Abby Miller ... Peaches
Courtney Hope ... Halle
Josh Henderson ... Boyd
Tracey Walter ... old man Henry johnson
Dana Schick ... Stunning Biker Girl
Grant Bowler ... Cole
Freya Tingley ... London
Kelly King Kelly King ... Frankie
Susan Ruttan ... Church Lady
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Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.

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Rated R for violence and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2014 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Agria symmoria See more »

Filming Locations:

Piru, California, USA

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

In one of the early scenes when they take the spare tyre out of the trunk it has a hub cap fitted to the wheel. Normally a spare would not have a hub cap fitted; the hub cap on the wheel with the flat tyre would end up on the spare after it has been fitted. See more »

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References Ocean's 11 (1960) See more »

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Green Thumb Blues
Performed by Tree Adams
Written by Tree Adams (BMI)
Courtesy of Treehouse Music Inc.
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Started decent, went downhill
19 June 2014 | by ZubaczSee all my reviews

Having seen the trailer, I gave this film a shot. In the beginning, I wasn't disappointed. The first few scenes were quite good, obviously imitating the cool atmosphere of films by Tarantino and Rodriguez. This lasted only for the first 10 minutes though.

The rest of the film dragged on to include family drama, ridiculous array of stand-offs and completely illogical character decisions. The actors could have probably managed a more believable performance, since the cast was decent, but they had nothing to work with. The initially cool and skilled outlaws break down into randomly psychotic, calm, honourable, greedy, sadistic or thoughtful, at the drop of a hat, from one scene to another.

I cannot recommend this film. It is a forgettable mess, which after the first few scenes, didn't even seem to try to be anything else.


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