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Maniac (2013)

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The Man (Bill Sorvino), 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
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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 Michael Pallino Anthony Michael Pallino ... Strange Man (as Anthony Pallino)
Paul A Nielsen Paul A Nielsen ... Officer Gary (as Paul Nielsen)
Johnny Calabro ... Officer with Lisa
Emily MacMillan Emily MacMillan ... Dancing Girl
Anthony O'Connell Anthony O'Connell ... Young Man in Line
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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

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

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Sometimes a disorderly path is the only way to order.

Genres:

Short | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Linden, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

The Naoj Company See more »
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Color

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2:41
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The film is in small part an homage to Taxi Driver, one of the Director's favorite films, and the poster is a almost a mock-up of the 1976 Taxi Driver one-sheet. See more »

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Thrilling with a powerful message!
18 August 2013 | by tonfroy90See all my reviews

From beginning to end, this short was packed with an array of spine tingling scenes. Bill Sorvino, along with the rest of the cast did quite the job embodying the serious elements of this story.

This is a very thought provoking film with the potential to make an impact on its viewers. It already seems to be making one heck of a buzz in the festivals. Director Sam Borowski really displayed his undeniable talents with this one. Along with a rock star cast consisting of David Harris from 1979's "The Warriors" and Joe D'Onofrio from "Goodfellas", you can be sure to expect a great show of performance.

Be sure to look out for this possible Oscar nomination film as it will be playing at several festivals over the next few months.


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