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Death Grip (2012)

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In an effort to set his life straight, Kenny Zemacus checks his autistic brother Mark out of the care home where he's spent the past fifteen years since their mother's death. When Kenny ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Eric Jacobus ... Kenny Zemacus
Nathan Hoskins Nathan Hoskins ... Mark Zemacus
Johnny Yong Bosch ... Torch
Rebecca Ahn ... Rindy
Chelsea Steffensen Chelsea Steffensen ... Michael
Alvin Hsing ... Dominic
Ray Carbonel Ray Carbonel ... Vince
Caitlyn Corson Caitlyn Corson ... Sacrificial Woman
Sean Rochford Sean Rochford ... Joe
Victor Repizo Victor Repizo ... Mazotti
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Ayala Cynthia Ayala ... Candice
Shaun Finney Shaun Finney ... Compound Knight 1
Ed Kahana Ed Kahana ... Punk 1
Jason Jiho Kim Jason Jiho Kim ... Punk 3
LaChe Milo LaChe Milo ... Social Worker


In an effort to set his life straight, Kenny Zemacus checks his autistic brother Mark out of the care home where he's spent the past fifteen years since their mother's death. When Kenny reluctantly brings Mark on a last minute museum catering gig, Mark unwittingly entangles them in a dangerous heist involving the museum's showpiece-the Silver Coin of Judas-and a murderous satanic cult known as The Knights of Judas. The two brothers are propelled into the cult's demonic world where they must fight for their lives and face the depths of their own dark past. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Oakland, California, USA

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Action Pact Entertainment See more »
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16:9 HD
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The cat seen in a couple of scenes was a stray that lived around the warehouse location. He was so friendly and cooperative that the filmmakers placed him in the movie. See more »

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Hollywood Should Be Ashamed
5 July 2012 | by Alex P SmitsSee all my reviews

If there's one thing that Eric Jacobus and The Stunt People consistently do, it's embarrass big budget Hollywood action filmmakers, who are generally clueless when it comes to fight choreography and cinematography. "Death Grip" is a fantastic micro-budget action film with a genuinely engaging plot and cast, and quite possibly the best American made martial arts film since Steve Wang's "Drive" (1997). The Hong Kong influence is apparent, so if you like your fight scenes fast, flashy, and furious (like Jackie Chan's "Police Story" for instance), the film is sure to please. Jacobus and his team focus on ground based fighting techniques that are both stylish and hard hitting, and the timing and precision are excellent. The film is also mercifully free from attitude and macho posturing, which is where so many domestic action films go wrong. Instead, we're treated to a tight and intelligent script with authentic dialog and believable characterizations, with no extraneous filler. Action fans and kung fu buffs should rejoice.

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