A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.Written by
Red bootlaces are mentioned a couple of times, once in reference to people who were allowed to know what was going on, and once when a character earns his or her red laces. Red bootlace color is an important signal in skinhead culture indicating the wearer has shed blood for the skinhead movement. Racist skinheads will often randomly attack non-whites to "earn" their red laces. See more »
The wounds on Kevin's arms were so deep that he would have bled out before the end of the film. While the duct tape used could has closed minor lacerations, the wounds shown were so deep that they would struck bone thus cutting arteries and veins. See more »
Let's just say the people who hurt me weren't white
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One of the song credits has has a misspelling and says 'pulbished' instead of 'published'. See more »
Despite this film being released before Anton Yelchin's death, the DVD version of the film, distributed in the United Kingdom, manages to include ''In Memory of our Dear Friend Anton'' in the closing credits. See more »
A punk band are on tour trying to build up a following and get the 'vibe' going. It is going down like a pork pie at a bar mitzvah and then they get offered an actual paying gig; only it is out in the wilds of the Pacific North west of America. On arrival it looks a bit down market to be honest.
Then they sort of realise that they might be playing to some sort of white supremacists or something and yet decide to carry on – after all they are guaranteed a pay day. Then they stumble into a room where a crime has been committed. Now they are the only non locals to have seen it and all of a sudden they go from being guests to being in deep trouble.
Now I thought this was going to be a slasher horror type and so was a bit non plussed at the thought. However, it is a rollicking and very tense thriller. There are some superb performances here too. Macon Blair as the well meaning MC is superb – but he is always excellent and Patrick 'beam me up Scotty' Stewart (I know he doesn't use that line) is deliciously ambiguous. This is a case of ordinary people having to do extraordinary things and it all hangs together really well – so an easy one to recommend.
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