Charles Bronson wished his revenge was this brutal.
Deadbeat at Dawn
"If you ever do that again, I'm gonna pull your eyeballs outta your head and eat 'em."
Danny Northside - Monday, November 21, 2011
Director: Jim Van Bebber
Starring: Jim Van Bebber, Marc Pitman, and Megan Murphy
Website: Amazon - Special Edition DVD
Buy this movie at Amazon Box Set Edition
I have seen alot of movies, there is no question there. But once in a while a movie jumps out at me so badass, so cool, and so different than anything I've seen in a while, that I need to tell the world. This film my friends is Deadbeat at Dawn.
Imagine the revenge elements of Death Wish, the slum scenery of Street Trash, and the gang battles of The Warriors all pent up in one angry themed film. That's the best way I can describe this film's feel in a nutshell.
Goose, who is played by the films director Jim Van Bebber, is a relatively nice guy caught up as a leader in a street gang called The Ravens. They do not get along with their rivals The Spiders and the bloodshed between the two is constant.
After realizing that he may end up getting killed and leaving his girl high and dry, Goose decides to quit The Ravens and join the working world to start building a better life. But now that he is not connected, The Spiders seize the day and get revenge on Goose starting a shit storm of revenge that ends up becoming one of the coolest paybacks you will ever see in cinematic history.
When I first saw a clip of this movie, I was reading reviews on IMDB before I purchased Deadbeat at Dawn. A review stated, "If you liked playing Double Dragon on your Nintendo, you will love this movie!" I saw some clips online and understood what the reviewer was saying. The last twenty minutes of this movie will make you feel like your playing a kick ass video game from the eighties.
Van Bebber actually has some fighting skills and is pretty awesome with the nunchucks.He fucks a ton of gang members up.
The worst thing about Deadbeat at Dawn is that not enough people are aware of this low budget masterpiece. This is a grindhouse film; not some over produced multimillion dollar budgeted film with a filter over it. This is the real deal Holyfield.
The film is all around dirty and gritty, it carries a no holds barred "I'm making a fucking brutal movie" approach throughout, and leaves the viewer in awe.
We are proud to premier Deadbeat at Dawn Wednesday November 23rd at The Royale in Mesa AZ. For advance tickets and information click here. The film starts at 7PM and we will be showing an exclusive interview we did with Sid Haig (The Devils Rejects, Spiderbaby, The Big Bird Cage) before the film.
If you don't come see this and end up sitting around the house the night before, you are fucking crazy! I'm that dead serious! Come see what a real Grindhouse film is all about and prepared to be schooled!
Useless Trivia: Director Jim Van Bebber also directed The Manson Family which is an extremely disturbing classic from 2003. He has also directed music video's for Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy, and Pantera.
Here is the exclusive ICSYB trailer cut by Dan Stone for the showing!
The film has chinese stars!