- Joe 2018
Tony Germinario, Brandon Heitkamp, Kevin Interdonato, Russ Russo, Joe Sernio, Andy O'Connell, George Stohr, Peter Dobson, Dan Pierson (executive) for Vincenzo Productions
directed by Tony Germinario
starring Kevin Interdonato, Amanda Clayton, Tom Sizemore, Brandon Heitkamp, Russ Russo, Brian O'Halloran, Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Lynn Mancinelli, Paola Grande, Nino Bless, Kirk Ponton, Mu-Shaka Benson, Joe Sernio, Laeticia Harrison-Roberts, Fiona Hardingham, Craig Blair, Frank Pelligra, Kim Cristo
written by Tony Germinario, Kevin Interdonato, Russ Russo, music by Michael Long
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Frank (Kevin Interdonato) couldn't be a more boring guy, he lives in a
white picket fence neighbourhood with his lovely wife Gina (Amanda
Clayton), has given up drinking years ago, and his idea of having a wild
time is watching the game at the local pub occasionally or playing pool
with the wife and friends. But then one of these friends, Travis (Brandon
Heitkamp), has the great idea to bring him along for a drug deal where one
party shoots the other dead. Frank is lucky inasmuch as they were on the
right side of the guns, but the surviving party's boss Mickey (Tom
Sizemore) has recognized Frank as his former most ruthless soldier, and
since Frank has since turned his life around, Mickey is afraid he might
spill the beans (and rightly so, Frank is only inches away from calling
the D.A.'s office), and thus orders his right hand man Niko (Russ Russo)
to kidnap Frank's wife to keep him quiet. This though triggers something
in Frank, and as he doesn't trust the police to save his wife, he kidnaps
Mickey's daughter Crystal (Lynn Mancinelli) in return. And while he
doesn't dream of actually hurting her and she feels rather drawn to him,
knowing him from back then he worked for her father, things are just bound
to get nasty ...
Basically, Bad Frank is a very tight
flick walking the blurred line between psycho thriller and gangster movie,
that for a welcome change throws its moral compass out of the window and
lets its audience come up with its own judgment over what's good and bad,
right and wrong, greatly helped by a directorial effort that doesn't
concentrate on spectacle but on characters, a very competent and above all
relateable cast, and of course a cleverly structured screenplay that keeps
things tense prett much throughout.
Totally worth a watch!