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Buzzard (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 6 March 2015 (USA)
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Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out.

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Joel Potrykus

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Joel Potrykus
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Credited cast:
Joshua Burge ... Marty Jackitansky
Joel Potrykus ... Derek
Teri Ann Nelson ... Carol
Jason Roth ... Kubiak
Joe Anderson ... Craig Kowalczyk
Alan Longstreet Alan Longstreet ... Gas Station Clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Baisden Scott Baisden ... James
Trpl Blk Trpl Blk ... Locksmith
Katie Call Katie Call ... Stacy
Michael Cunningham Michael Cunningham ... Office Supply Zach
Crystal Hilliard ... Maid
Chris Kotcher ... Office Supply Kenneth
Lisa Mueller ... Bank Teller
Abi Obisesan Abi Obisesan ... Doctor
Michael Saunders Michael Saunders ... Christopher / Mr. Skiba
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Bored office employee Marty, is out to cheat the system. One day he decides to make his escape by swiping dozens of undeliverable refund checks from his company. From here, his small-time scams manifest into paranoia and violence. Written by Jay Reimenschnieder

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The slacker nightmare of your dreams.

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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USA

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English

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Krogulec See more »

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Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,043, 13 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,684, 15 March 2015
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16:9 HD
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The spaghetti scene was filmed in one take. The script did not call for a long shot, but director Joel Potrykus simply stood by, watching in awe, as actor Joshua Burge shoved more and more into his mouth. See more »

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References The Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »

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Follice Gang (Green)
Written & performed by Heavier Than Air Flying Machines
Courtesy of Friction Records
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The Deviant, Slacker Version of "Napoleon Dynamite"
2 March 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty (Joshua Burge) to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Nightmare Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out.

The film starts off strong, great impression of the main character without even showing his face. We then transition to a clever, devious and hilarious bank scene. Which gets better as it goes... heck, the film could stop after the first five minutes and it would be a winner.

There is no doubt the creator of this film loves horror. There are references to horror classics like "Nightmare on Elm Street", "Return of the Living Dead", "Wicker Man", "Demons" and "Suspiria". Heck, there is even a full-sized poster for "Leviathan", which is a rare find.

In summary, the film is one great scene after another. Treadmill Bugles? Brilliant. The spaghetti incident? Brilliant. Scamming a McDonalds? Brilliant.

Some critic smarter than me says the film is "notable for reigniting the angry young man niche, both in aesthetic and voice." Now, whether or not that is true is beyond me. Seems it is hard to reignite anything by itself... would it not have to create a trend? But it does have a man fighting against his own futility -- a futility he largely creates. And there is a message in there somewhere.


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