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