Sent to a border town for work, Jackson a listless IT guy and wannabe musician stumbles upon a stash of loot. Thinking he's hit the jackpot he takes the money. He later meets and falls for a sexy burlesque dancer named Mercedes but soon learns that his new found fortune comes with a price when he finds himself on the run from two ruthless hitmen. Things get further complicated when he gets entangled with Mercedes' ex Chato and his violent Latino gang after they get wind of the money. What follows is a dangerous cat and mouse game with everyone vying for the bag of money. Jackson and Mercedes are runaway lovers that must survive greed and the relentless pursuit of those who will stop at nothing to recover the stash of illegal loot.Written by
R. Scott Leisk
For the character of Mercedes writer director R. Scott Leisk looked to two cinema icons Anna Karina and Maria Felix for inspiration. Wardrobe designer Vikki Tonge worked with the director's vision to come up with the many costumes Mercedes would wear some of which were inspired by Anna Karina's character in A Woman Is A Woman. See more »
[seeing Mercedes being strong armed by Chato]
Let her go.
Stay out of this.
Who's this chapete? Get the fuck out of here gringo.
[noticing that Jackson is carrying a guitar case]
You gonna play us some music white boy?
Hey, you a long way from home Malibu
[looks at Chato]
I said let her go.
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Up All Night
Written by Mike Williams ASCAP
Performed by Melody Sweets
Courtesy of Composium Production See more »
Solid Local Debut
Scott Leisk and Mutt Productions pull off a gritty film with a Texas cast and crew that make Gang Money Run work as intended. Wesley Blake's portrayal of Jackson Schultz lets us know right away he is out of his element as his uncomfortable journey to the dark side evolves into a 24-hour fight to survive. Denise Downs shows a bit of diversity when at one moment she is a damsel in distress and in another standing up to the unpleasant father of her child who is a bato from the hood. Jesse Campos looks to have had lots of fun playing Chato. This gang leader is one whose side we want to be on a couple of times during the movie. The biggest surprise here were the nuggets of humor the flashed in and out of the movie. Overall, the shoestring budgeted film shot right here in San Antonio makes it a first-time worthy effort to those involved. It may not win an Oscar but its a slightly dark, albeit enjoyable, ride.
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