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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
Alfred Molina ... Doc
Josh Henderson ... Boyd
Lennie James ... Bishop
Abby Miller ... Peaches
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Carmen
Mindy Robinson ... Party Host
Brad Carter ... Mechanic
Susan Ruttan ... Church Lady
Courtney Hope ... Halle
Grant Bowler ... Cole
Tracey Walter ... old man Henry johnson
Freya Tingley ... London
Tokala Black Elk ... Mezcal (as Tokala Clifford)
Dana Schick ... Stunning Biker Girl
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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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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)
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Trailer looked good - but movie didn't work
19 June 2014 | by hp-anzingerSee all my reviews

The good: The cinematography is really nice (except for a view hiccups).

The bad: Jean-Claude Van Damme does not so bad as usual (isn't much in the movie)

The ugly: Characters and story The whole movie doesn't make any sense - not even a little bit. I don't wanna spoil for the brave that sit trough the movie - but its bad, really bad.

In this movie you will see characters (yes I mean plural) that have no soul, are cliché, unbelievable and really stupid.

And if I say stupid I really mean it - almost nobody of the main characters would live that long if they where like this forever (but the movie didn't mention a chemical plant accident where everybody got insane - so ...)

For me it's always surprising to see that really bad scipts are getting money (and we talk about millions) - where clearly no money can't be made. OK yes Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez could make this film work (but hey they would cast the right actors and give them some crazy lines to work with)


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