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Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End (2013)

Not Rated | | Action | March 2013 (USA)
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Amidst foreboding lighting and tremors, a traveling salesman with a dark past must fight demons, both his own and a murderous biker gang, in his quest to complete his last sale and go home.

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Gabriel Sabloff
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David A.R. White ... Josh McManus
Brian Bosworth ... Hawg
Andrea Logan ... Cat (as Logan White)
Eric Roberts ... Sheriff Jensen
Noell Coet Noell Coet ... Beth
Jen Lilley ... Rachel
Ray Wise ... Frank
Eliza Roberts ... Marion
Bruce Marchiano ... The Stranger
Steve Borden ... Junkyard (as Steve 'Sting' Borden)
David 'Shark' Fralick ... Onionhead (as David 'Shark' Fralick)
Mavrick Von Haug ... Meat
Monte Rex Perlin Monte Rex Perlin ... Griz (as Monte Perlin)
Ron Kari ... Crab
Frederick Lawrence ... Zeb
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Where were you when the world ended? The right man at the wrong time, Josh foiled a robbery perpetrated by The Barbarians, an outlaw biker gang. Then it happened. An unnatural flash in the sky, followed by a crippling series of earthquakes, throws the entire world into chaos. His only goal is to get home to his family, but he'll have to fight his way through the Barbarians to do so.

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Actor Ray Wise plays a religious man in this feature. He was a cold blooded killer in Robocop(1987) and an Atheist in God's Not Dead 2 (2016). See more »

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Josh clearly presses C3, the vending machine gives B3. See more »

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Vending Machine: School Work getting tough see Bonnie in the Student Center.
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: The Revelation Road Trilogy (2020) See more »

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Louis Collins
Written by Mississippi John Hurt
Performed by Benjamin A. Murphy
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Cult Christian flick with murderous bikers in a world gone mad
7 December 2017 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

RELEASED IN 2013 and directed by Gabriel Sabloff, "Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End" stars David A.R. White as a traveling salesman in the deserts of the Southwest with a dark past, who just wants to get home to his wife (Jen Lilley) and daughter. But his plans are disturbed by a crazy outlaw biker gang and a wise gun store owner (Ray Wise), his granddaughter (Noell Coet) and wife (Eliza Roberts), not to mention the foreboding lightning and tremors. Brian Bosworth plays the head thug while Eric Roberts appears as the sheriff. The striking Andrea Logan White is also on hand as one of the gang members.

This film and its immediate sequel, "Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire," were shot back-to-back and released four months apart in 2013. "Revelation Road: The Black Rider" (2014) completes the trilogy. I have yet to see the two sequels, but the fact that this movie is the beginning of a trilogy should be kept in mind in appraising it. In other words, it's a foundation for a greater work and not a stand-alone film.

If you're familiar with Christian productions from the new millennium, like "Left Behind: The Movie" (2000), "Deceived" (2002), "Fireproof" (2008), "Cutback" (2010), "I Am" (2010), "Abel's Field" (2012), "Do You Believe?" (2015), "War Room" (2015) and "God is Not Dead 2" (2016), this film is cut from a different cloth (of course, you could say the same for "Deceived" and "I Am").

Imagine if Tarantino made an oddball evangelical flick on a low-budget; that's what this movie's like. The outlaw bikers are depicted better than in most of those dubious biker flicks from the late 60s and early 70s while the action is so over-the-top it's almost cartoony, but not really if you consider the Las Vegas massacre and similar insane public bloodbaths. There's a meandering, almost unfocused vibe to the proceedings, which can be defended on the grounds that it reflects the meaningless of life. Regardless, the limited-budget filmmaking is competent enough and the actors are stalwart and convincing.

There's a killer ultra-heavy cut on the soundtrack that appears during the prologue and later in the movie, as well as a great modern rock song during the end credits. There's also a couple of moving mellow songs by Serena Matthews, one during the final credits (after the rock song).

THE FILM RUNS 88 minutes and was shot in the deserts of the American Southwest (I can't find info on the exact locations). WRITERS: Sean Paul Murphy & Sabloff.

GRADE: B-/C+ (5.5/10)


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