Directed By: Joe Begos
Starring: Stephen Lang, William Sadler, Martin Kove, David Patrick Kelly, Sierra McCormick, Tom Williamson, Travis Hammer, Dora Madison with George Wendt and Fred Williamson
Synopsis: A typical night for a group of war veterans at the local VFW turns into an all-out battle for survival when a teenage girl runs into the bar with a bag of stolen drugs. Suddenly under attack from a gang of punk mutants looking to get back what’s theirs – at any cost – the vets use every weapon they can put together to protect the girl, and their VFW, in the biggest fight of their lives
Review: After seeing the trailer too this movie I was instantly invested. The cast itself had my ticket brought from the get-go.
Once I had firmly been parked in my seat too watch the movie, I knew from the opening credits that this was my kind of movie. It was very much a movie you would have expected in the 80s directed by John Carpenter.
Stephen Lang plays Frank, he is the owner of a the bar where the war veterans drink. On the night we meet all the characters the veterans are gathering too celebrate Frank’s birthday, all is going well until a young girl named Lizard enters the bar with a mob wanting too kill her. From the moment she enters the bar the action and adrenaline is kicked into 10th gear!!
The movie is featured with loads of practical old school effects, exploding heads and some very inventive kills. Rambo would be impressed by these guys.
All of our main characters are likeable and the script is daring enough too kill anyone off at any given second, which puts every action sequence into a exciting pulse pounding thrill ride.
Overall I would fully recommend the movie, it has a great cast, a fun- thrilling story, action packed and very likeable characters. Joe Begos has made an awesome throwback movie!!