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 »
So, in a tournament, I snap his arms or he taps out and we all go get burgers.
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One of the song credits has has a misspelling and says 'pulbished' instead of 'published'. See more »
French theatrical version was cut to secure a "Not under 12" (!) rating. That version was also released on DVD. The Blu-ray features the uncut version and is rated "Not under 16". See more »
A must watch if you have any appreciation of indie efforts
I watched this movie because I so enjoyed Jeremy Saulnier's "Blue Ruin" in which I thought all the characters were 'real' people and the action believable. If you want a brief respite from Hollywood's high-dollar, high-tech gloss then you will probably enjoy this depiction of a nitty gritty, down and dirty, all out, no holds barred fight for survival. Set aside a couple of hours and give this movie a watch. The acting was good, particularly from Patrick Stewart whose appearance in this Indie effort lent it some Hollywood 'depth'. The movie would have been just fine without him, but it was good to see him playing a cool part in a low budget show. Okay, there were a couple of 'oh-I-wish-I'd-had-my-eyes-closed-when-that-happened' moments but nothing too far out. As in "Blue Ruin", all the characters had a 'real people' feel. Highly recommended - by me anyway. On my 0 to 9 scale an 8.
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