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22 Chaser (2018)

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One of the city's last decent tow truck drivers risks everything on a desperate quest to become king of the road and provide for his struggling family.

Director:

Rafal Sokolowski

Writer:

Jeremy Boxen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian J. Smith ... Ben Dankert
Kaniehtiio Horn ... Avery Dankert (as Tiio Horn)
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Wayne (as Raoul Trujillo)
Aaron Ashmore ... Sean
John Kapelos ... Bissey
Aidan Devine ... Ray
Jack Fulton ... Zach Dankert
Shaun Benson ... Elvis
Lisa Codrington Lisa Codrington ... Connie
Wole Daramola ... Kaleb
Thom Allison ... Teeny
Andrew Moodie ... Driver
Emily Piggford ... Cyclist
Paula Rivera ... Mikayla
Sonya Côté ... Rhonda Bissey (as Sonya Cote)
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Ben and Avery Dankert used what little money they had - Ben's inheritance - to move to Toronto to get away from a toxic family environment. Working as a tow truck driver, specifically in bylaw (i.e. towing illegally parked cars) for Jackrabbit Towing Services, and a cook in a diner respectively, they are unable to make ends meets let alone provide the little extras for their adolescent son Zach, who is continually taunted by classmates as white trash. These jobs are meant as a means to an end, Ben who wants to open his own garage, and Avery who wants to open her own restaurant. While she knows how to cook, Avery is unable to get any better job without culinary training, schooling which they can't afford. Things get even more difficult when Ben's unscrupulous boss, Bissey, institutes a new policy on the brink of Jackrabbit imminently being awarded the lucrative police contract: all drivers must lease the trucks from him, first and last month's payment due immediately. Feeling like the ... Written by Huggo

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truck | See All (1) »

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The money is on the road.

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Crime | Drama

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Aaron Ashmore plays Sean in this film. Coincidentally, his twin brother is named Shawn (Shawn Ashmore). See more »

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Get Em High
Written by Kyle Merkley
Performed by BURGAH
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Fast And Far Less Furious, Eh
9 January 2020 | by SweetWilliam63See all my reviews

Leave it to Canada to make a movie about tow truck drivers. But not so fast. In a country that spends have of the year driving through snow and ice, our tow truck drivers are the unsung heroes of the road. Moreover, this is a surprisingly sharp and compelling movie with genuine, thoughtful and gripping performances all around. "Chasers" are tow truck drivers who race to an accident scene to secure cars and get kickbacks to the autoshops they send them to. (If that seems unCanadian to you, it is. Actually, the tow truck industry is so regulated this practice is almost non-existent.) None the less, we take our drama where we can get it and it's rare to see a Canadian film that is unself-consciously Canadian. Although the lead actor (Brian Smith) is actually from Texas. It's also refreshing to see Toronto as the setting for this movie. Instead of trying so hard to be New York, the quaint, clean, decidingly less grim city backdrop somehow makes the action more gripping, stark and real. Admittedly, part of its charm is that '22 Chaser' doesn't try to be more then it is. It is, after all, a television movie. The result is a satisfying but tropey ending.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2018 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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