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Cut to the Chase (2016)

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An ex-con sets out in search of his kidnapped sister through the criminal underbelly of Shreveport, Louisiana.


Blayne Weaver


Blayne Weaver
6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Blayne Weaver ... Max Chase
Lyndie Greenwood ... Nola Barnes
Erin Cahill ... Isobel Chase
Patrick Day ... Travis
Lance Henriksen ... The Man (as Lance Henricksen)
Patrick Kirton Patrick Kirton ... Paul Melancon
Brandon Barrera ... Cade
Curtis Jackson Curtis Jackson ... Lazarus
Richard Folmer Richard Folmer ... Cotton Chase
John Tillman ... Jeff
Tim J. Smith ... Larry
Luke Sexton ... Corey
Tanner Fontana ... Young Max
Anna Kate Davis Anna Kate Davis ... Young Isobel
John Walpole ... Greeley


An ex-con sets out in search of his kidnapped sister through the criminal underbelly of Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Out of time. Out of money. Nothing left to lose.


Action | Crime | Thriller

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Release Date:

7 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shreveport, LA has a thriving theater community. Blayne Weaver appeared with Patrick Kirton (D.A. Paul Melancon) in River City Rep's production of "Art". Richard Folmer (Cotton) is a director and actor known mostly for his work with Shreveport Little Theater. Actors Susan Kirton, Mary Alfred Thoma, Lorna Street Dopson and Luke Sexton have all worked extensively on the stage. See more »


References 6 Month Rule (2011) See more »

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Great Movie!
5 August 2016 | by david-196-338873See all my reviews

Cut to the Chase is a great crime drama. The first thing I told told my wife as we left the premier was that it reminded me of a great Elmore Leonard story. It wasn't trying to be Leonard. There was no copying. Instead it was the same feel. The dialogue, the characters were very much like Leonard. My wife also called it a love letter to Shreveport, the city where it was filmed. I agree. So thanks Blayne Weaver for making a movie that is truly enjoyable.

The story itself is straight forward. Max Chase, long term loser (played by writer/director Blayne Weaver) is in trouble with a crime boss. The setting is Shreveport, Louisiana. The man's sister is a local Assistant DA and has vouched for him to keep him out of prison. He needs his sister to help him pay a gambling debt. Only she has disappeared. Now Max has to find his sister and help her, or avenge her. The story has all of the great crime thriller tropes. We have the loser, the hard working sister, the deadbeat father, the organized crime boss, the southern DA, the thugs, and the bartenders. It is a fun film and I look forward to many more great movies from Blayne Weaver.

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