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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 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
Chris Kotcher ... Office Supply Kenneth
Lisa Mueller Lisa Mueller ... Bank Teller
Abi Obisesan Abi Obisesan ... Doctor
Michael Saunders Michael Saunders ... Christopher / Mr. Skiba
Crystal Sparks ... Maid (as Crystal Hilliard)
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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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Horror

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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 »

Connections

References The Wicker Man (1973) See more »

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Load Warrior
Written & performed by The Apostles
Courtesy of Rossell Records
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My second favorite movie @ SXSW 2014.

There is nothing about this movie I would change given the chance, and that's why I give it 10/10. I'm not sure when this movie is supposed to take place & love that it didn't matter. Marty is the gutsiest slacker on earth, taking advantage of the system everywhere he goes. The camera spends a lot of time in view of his face, which makes it all that much more apparent how withdrawn and composed he is in his scams, and effective when we notice him displaying fear & rage & doubt as things begin to close in on him. One of my favorite parts of this movie was Marty's selfish, awkward & mismatched relationship with his coworker and friend(?). Napoleon Dynamite-ish humor there. A scene where they snack of Bugles brought me to tears. Yay for junk food & horror culture. Yay for this movie. Release it to DVD already so I can show all my friends.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buzzard See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,031, 8 March 2015

Gross USA:

$14,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,591
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1.78 : 1
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