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Drama - Gangland

Rage (2014)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An original screenplay
Writers/Script Jim Agnew, Sean Keller
Additional Info You might have seen Pasha D. Lynchikoff in “Big Bang”, he really is a Moscow trained Russian actor, but admirably upped sticks and emigrated to America to further his career.
Director Paco Cabezas
Starring Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Max Ryan, Pasha D. Lynchikoff, Peter Stormare, Danny Glover
Elevator Pitch A former criminal, who has become a successful businessman finds his past catching up with him, after his teenage daughter is apparently abducted and later found shot dead. He recruits two of his former criminal associates and they go on a course of revenge against the Russians who he blames for the tragedy.
Content Some flashbacks to the events which the businessman thinks have caused his daughter’s death; a lot of hits on underworld activities, particularly drug houses; men are beaten up and a lot of gunfire with people using pistols, machine guns and shotguns; quite a number of people die. Some pole dancers are seen in their underwear.
A View This was generally disliked by the critics and the general public, and I admit that it was a surprise when the daughter was murdered, but in the end nothing saved it. It seemed to be unpleasantly brutal, maybe combining this with an unrealistic level of violence and a complete lack of humour. More of a “beat’em up” than a “shoot’em up”, so probably select something else from NC.

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