7.2/10
48
14 user 1 critic

Maniac (2013)

The Man, a disgruntled, disturbed citizen takes the law into his own hands after a tragedy pushes him over the edge.

Director:

Sam Borowski

Writer:

Nihad Shalabi
Reviews
9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Bill Sorvino ... The Man
David Harris ... Deli Owner
Joseph D'Onofrio ... Johnny Ramone (as Joe D'Onofrio)
Paige Wilhide Paige Wilhide ... Gina
Dominik Tiefenthaler ... Officer Pete Sillato
Maria Rusolo ... Lisa
Mary Dimino ... Woman in Line
Anthony Pallino ... Strange Man
Paul A Nielsen ... Officer Gary (as Paul Nielsen)
Johnny Calabro Johnny Calabro ... Officer with Lisa
Emily MacMillan Emily MacMillan ... Dancing Girl
Anthony O'Connell Anthony O'Connell ... Young Man in Line
Edit

Storyline

The Man is a disgruntled and disturbed citizen, a loner on the mean streets of New York City and New Jersey, as he ventures into isolation and violent misanthropy. He deals with tragedy by dispensing his own form of justice on the criminal low lives that "keep on hurting the good people." In doing so, he attempts to help young prostitute Gina to free herself of her abusive pimp Johnny Ramone. Eventually using two hand guns, he sets out to rid the world of the people "doing terrible, horrible disgusting things to other human beings." Written by cinematicheroes@aol.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

vigilante | gun crime | maniac | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Sometimes a disorderly path is the only way to order.

Genres:

Short | Crime | Drama

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bill Sorvino is the nephew of Paul Sorvino and cousin of Academy-Award Winner Mira Sorvino. See more »

User Reviews

 
Maniac Review
2 August 2014 | by joshuatrunyonSee all my reviews

MANIAC is intriguing from start to finish, jam packed with mystery & action. Tarantino meets The Punisher in a film that questions whether society truly favors justice or vengeance.

The direction by Sam Borowski was superb, the soundtrack was solid & fitting, and there were some solid performances by the cast, especially by Bill Sorvino, Joe D'Onofrio, Maria Rusolo, & David Harris. The story of the movie is reminiscent of the gritty realism found in the films of the 1970s.

This short film's ending leaves the audience wanting for more MANIAC- a sequel, be it another short or a full feature. 9/10


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Linden, New Jersey, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Naoj Company See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2:41
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed