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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.

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Blayne Weaver

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Blayne Weaver
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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 ... 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 John Walpole ... Greeley
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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.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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7 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Shreveport, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Lyndie Greenwood, born and raised in Canada, developed a New Orleans accent for her role as Nola Barnes. The director wanted her to have a distinctive Southern Louisiana accent, differentiating her from the Shreveport natives. The North Louisiana accent is more of an East Texas drawl, lacking the Cajun influence. See more »

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Exciting and intense!
4 August 2016 | by Jess SlaterSee all my reviews

From the opening scene with Blayne Weaver (Actor/Director/Star) and Lance Henriksen, I was hooked. Both of them acted so well opposite one another and the dialogue was crisp and lighting was beautiful. The camera-work throughout was top notch for an indie film and looked lovely. The editing serviced the fight scenes and action well. Often times indie films do not quite get the camera angles or speed right with action scenes and it looks a little off. Weaver and his team did a great job with this aspect and the pacing of the entire film was very tight. Even the locations were very ripe with their own character. This is not normally a genre of film I am into as much but this one kept me intrigued throughout.

The story is pretty straightforward. Down on his luck Max Chase is out of jail and pulled right into a situation in which his sister is kidnapped and he has to go find her. This will not be an easy thing to do and somehow I do not think his parole officer would forgive the things he goes through in his attempts. Whether it was worth it and pays off, you will have to see.

I was not totally into a later twist but the film worked well enough that it did not overly bother me. All of the other actors did a great job and the two main females in the film (Cahill and Green) kicked ass! Green is currently tearing up the screen in Sleepy Hollow as well. I can picture any of these actors holding their own in bigger films and this film should help continue to propel them forward.

The great thing about this indie film is that it feels like it had a much higher budget than it did. Weaver talked about the film afterwards and with private investors and Kickstarter money, they were able to fund it and it looks 10x better than you would expect with the money they had. I love seeing indie films that just land with you and this is certainly one of them. It also makes me want to seek out other films by the director which is always a good sign. Keep an eye out for this one, I do imagine it will be widely available in the near future.


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