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Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)

TV-MA | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 September 2017 (USA)
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A group of strangers come to the aid of a single mother seeking to bring her rapists to justice.

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Johnny Martin

Writers:

John Mankiewicz (screenplay by), Joyce Carol Oates (based upon the Novel " Rape: A Love Story" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... John
Anna Hutchison ... Teena
Talitha Eliana Bateman ... Bethie (as Talitha Bateman)
Deborah Kara Unger ... Agnes
Don Johnson ... Jay Kirkpatrick
Joshua Mikel ... Marvin
Rocco Nugent ... Lloyd
Joe Ochterbeck ... Jimmy
Carter Burch ... Fritz
Charlene Tilton ... Irma
Dikran Tulaine ... Walt
Kara Flowers ... Dixon
Jimmy Gonzales ... Det. Zwaff
Cory Scott Allen ... Ray
Mike Pniewski ... Judge Schpiro
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Storyline

Walking home with her 12-year-old daughter after midnight on the Fourth of July, Teena crosses paths with some local losers to be brutally gang raped with her daughter Bethie watching. Bethie is able to identify the rapists, but when the rapists hire a hot shot attorney who attacks Teena's character, Dromoor, a local police officer who was first on the scene when police were called, starts to take matters into his own hands. Written by Rik van Oijen

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Beyond good and evil is Justice.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vengeance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,526, 17 September 2017

Gross USA:

$4,526

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,270
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Trivia

In one of the bar scenes, an extra is sitting in a booth on the other side of Nicolas Cage. This extra has a portrait tattoo of Nicolas Cage that was autographed by Nicolas Cage at that same bar when they happened to meet a few months before. See more »

Goofs

In the police station, Bethie is instructed about the line-up and its order, one through seven from her right to left. When she begins to identify suspects, the officers reverse the line-up order, from left to right. See more »

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A caged gem, so to speak...
23 May 2017 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Initially I had believed this to be just yet another mass-produced movie that Nicolas Cage pops up in time after time. However, director Johnny Martin actually proved me wrong here and it turned out that this was one of the better movies that Nicolas Cage was in.

Now, I will say that it wasn't because Nicolas Cage put on an outstanding performance, although he had upped his game here in comparison to what he usually does. No, it is the storyline and the brutality of the movie that made it so good.

As for the acting, well as I just said then Nicolas Cage did perform surprisingly well here, although it was not his top performance. However, the movie was really carried excellently by Talitha Bateman and Don Johnson. Talitha Bateman really has potential for a great acting career. And as for Don Johnson, then it felt like that particular role was custom made for him, because he was simply superb in this movie.

"Vengeance: A Love Story" is a brutal movie in a way that doesn't cross the line and become tacky or sleazy. It is the nature of the storyline that makes it brutal and does leave something in the audience once the movie has ended.

I was more than genuinely entertained with the outcome of this movie, and it was a positive surprise that the movie was so much more better than I had expected it to be. So if you are a fan of Nicolas Cage, and actually if you aren't as well, then you should do take the time to sit down and watch "Vengeance: A Love Story", because it is well worth the time and effort.


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