“Decorated homicide detective Ray Archer (Al Pacino) and his partner, criminal profiler Will Ruiney, (Karl Urban) are tasked to catch one of the city’s notoriously vicious serial killers who is playing a twisted version of murder using the child’s game – Hangman, while crime journalist Christi Davies (Brittany Snow) reports on the crime spree, shadowing the detectives.”
Hangman is currently without a release date, but expected to arrive this year.
Based on a novel by award winning author Joyce Carol Oates, Cage stars as a police officer and gulf war veteran who, when the law fails a single mother and her daughter, takes vengeance into his own hands.
I know, it sounds so totally generic and more than a little like Man on Fire, but Cage looks a little better than usual in this one plus there's the added bonus of Don Johnson.
Directed by stuntman-turned-director Johnny Martin, I'm hoping for some good action sequences but I'd settle for a solid thriller with a performance from Cage that isn't laughable. Anything more would be [Continued ...]
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On the Fourth of July, single mother Teena is brutally assaulted by a local gang in front of her 12-year-old daughter Bethie. Even though Bethie is able to identify the attackers, the defense hires a local hot-shot defense attorney who manipulates the law to their advantage. When the criminals are set free, Gulf War veteran and detective John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage) is dismayed by the lack of justice and plots revenge against the men on Teena’s behalf.
Originally slated to direct, the actor passed the duties onto longtime second unit and stunt coordinator Johnny Martin for this story about a detective who takes matters into his own hands when the perpetrators of a vicious attack on a mother and her daughter are set free.
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FilmRise is planning a fall release in theaters and on VOD. Cage had been attached to direct “Vengeance: A Love Story” in 2016, but later stepped aside.
The film, is based on the 2003 novel “Rape: A Love Story” by Joyce Carol Oates. The novel centers on the aftermath a gang rape, with the victim left for dead in a park boathouse. The woman is a single mother in her 30s, and the attack is witnessed by her daughter — whose credibility is attacked at the subsequent trial.
Patriot’s Harold Becker and Michael Mendelsohn developed the film for eight years. Anna Hutchison portrays the single mother and Talitha Bateman plays her 12-year old daughter. Don Johnson portrays the criminal defense attorney.
“Vengeance is an incredible story of the subsequent effect violence (and vigilante justice) have on multiple generations of women,” said Mendelsohn. “It’s a modern movie with super talented professionals, Nicolas Cage and Don Johnson, going head to head.”
“Vengeance: A Love Story” was shot in Atlanta and directed by Johnny Martin, a former stuntman and second unit director in his feature directorial debut. The “Vengeance” screenplay was adapted by John Mankiewicz.
“Vengeance: A Love Story” was produced by Cage and Mendelsohn. Executive producers are Harold Becker, Mike Nilon, Patricia Eberle, and Richard Rionda Del Castro; and co-executive produced by Martin J. Barab, Dama Claire and Randy Mendelsohn, as well as Etchie Stroh and Shahar Stroh of Moonstone Entertainment. Mendelsohn’s Union Patriot Capital Management fully financed the film.
The deal was negotiated between FilmRise’s Danny Fisher and Max Einhorn with Etchie Stroh.
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Most of the majors are facing tough comparables from last year, when the presidential election cycle revved up demand and the scatter market was generally buoyant. Executives acknowledged that shaky demand in both domestic and international markets, coupled with the trend of declining live-tv ratings, made for an uphill climb.
The first-quarter results set the table for a tough round of upfront negotiations when TV ad sellers and buyers begin the annual haggle over $10 billion-plus in advance advertising commitments for the coming TV season. The first phase of that process, the network programming presentations, are underway this week in New York.
Anthony Diclemente, senior media analyst for Nomura Instinet, cited CBS, Scripps Networks Interactive and Discovery as bucking the downturn. He sees local ad demand as inevitably lower
Zucker said CNN conducted its largest-ever brand survey last month out of a desire to gauge whether Trump’s broadsides about CNN serving up “fake news” were having a lasting impact on prospective viewers.
“There has been no diminution whatsoever in the CNN brand,” Zucker said. “It’s as strong as it’s ever been. It’s incredibly trusted and we see no impact whatsoever in all of those attacks on the CNN brand.”
Turner president David Levy said there have been no advertiser pullouts, either. CNN has seen its ad revenue spike along with ratings as the public continues to remain heavily engaged in
Directed by Johnny Martin.
Starring Nicolas Cage, Don Johnson, Deborah Kara Unger, Anna Hutchison, Talitha Bateman.
A gulf war veteran seeks vengeance against those who assaulted a single mother.
Vengeance opens by showing us the questionable judgement of Detective John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage) as a bust goes terribly wrong. Drinking away his troubles, Dromoor meets Teena Maguire (Anna Hutchison) in the bar. She’s introduced as a single mom who is a bit too flirtatious and easy with strangers. After coming on to the Detective, he is all but smitten with her. We see more character development with a Fourth of July party where Teena continues to act like a slut, embarrassing her twelve-year-old daughter Bethie Maguire (Talitha Bateman). We see Teena heading home from the party with her daughter and taking a short cut through the woods (that’s a brilliant idea mom!). This
On the Fourth of July, twelve-year-old Bethie Maguire flags down Niagara Falls Police officer John Dromoor. Bethie’s mother, Teena, has been brutally raped by four meth heads, was left for dead, and is being nursed back to health by her mother, Agnes, a strong, fierce advocate for her daughter and granddaughter who has taken on the responsibility of caring for them. Bethie’s testimony, along with the evidence collected, should be enough to put the boys in jail for life. However, the parents of the
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Directed by Johnny Martin, who just wrapped “Vengeance: A Love Story” starring Nicolas Cage and Don Johnson, “Hangman” tells the story of a detective, played by Pacino, who is joined by a criminal profiler as they track a serial killer that murders people in a version of the children’s game, Hangman.
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Patriot Pictures and Union Patriot Capital Management’s CEO Michael Mendelsohn and Arnold Rifkin of Cheyenne Enterprises are producing. The film will be financed by Union Patriot Capital Management.
Patriot is collaborating on a series of films with Etchie Stroh (“The Promise,” “Afterglow”), who is the film’s executive producer and will represent the film for international sales in a new venture at the American Film Market.
“Hangman” will be directed by Johnny Martin, who helmed “Vengeance: A Love Story” starring Nicolas Cage and Don Johnson. Michael Caissie and Charles Huttinger co-wrote the screenplay, with revisions by director Johnny Martin and Mendelsohn’s Patriot Pictures.
Pacino will portray a decorated homicide detective and Urban will play a criminal profiler who collaborate to catch a serial killer who
Last year we watched ten of the recent straight-to-dvd films of Mr Nicolas Cage. Since then, he's made six more...
This article has been updated to include six new films: Dog Eat Dog, The Trust, USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage, Southern Fury, Army Of One and Vengeance: A Love Story.
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The first Nicolas Cage movie I saw wasn’t one of the cool ones. It wasn’t Wild At Heart, Raising Arizona or even Valley Girl. It was the Cher rom-com, Moonstruck.
My mum, having just gone through an acrimonious divorce, was trying to drum up the optimism to find love again, and apparently that involved watching a lot of rom-coms where an idealised – or at least intrinsically whimsical
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