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Banished (2007)

| Action, Comedy, Crime | 2007 (USA)
Charlie Vespa is the worlds most Skilled assassin and wants revenge for the death of his family.

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Omid Shabkhiz
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Cast

Credited cast:
C.J. Baker ... Mel
Peter Banifaz ... Theodore Strietzman
AmirAli Barani AmirAli Barani ... Ohar Odette
Arman Behrad Arman Behrad ... Man With Briefcase
Brian Behrad Brian Behrad ... Chris
Deborah Behrad Deborah Behrad ... Women Victim
Jennifer Chan ... Mr. Tanaka's Girlfriend
Robert Costanzo ... Sal
Koji Fueta Koji Fueta ... Japanese Mob Guy
Liron Gerty ... Kelly Vespa (as Liron Gerti)
Sam Hale ... Johnny Gunz
Shervin Kamali Shervin Kamali ... Cladio
Farzad Khorshidian Farzad Khorshidian ... Man in Trunk
Michelle Kolb Michelle Kolb ... Deborah Taylor
Marco Leone ... Sorbo (as Marco Arras)
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Storyline

In Banished Charlie Vespa is the worlds most Skilled assassin. He is also a family man with a burning conscience. After finding out his wife is pregnant, he leaves his organization and its leader the powerful and ruthless Ohar Odette. As tragedy strikes Charlie, he is left with nothing more to live for other than vengeance. Yet the plot thickens as Odette hires a violent and out of control contract killer to find Charlie. What follows is a tale of murder, revenge and at last redemption. Written by Anonymous

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There is no Honor Among the Damned


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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This film started out as a short film, but two years after the short film was completed the director expanded it into a feature. See more »

Quotes

Theodore Strietzman: I may be a murderer Mr. Odette, but I know what I am worth.
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Leysh Nat' Arak
written by Natacha Atlas, Count Dubulah, Hamid Man Tu and Attiah Ahlan
performed by Natacha Atlas
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Way overwritten.
14 August 2007 | by stooge1970See all my reviews

I believe this film had some nice shots going for it and a very complementing soundtrack. However, with most independent films, it has too much dialogue that's either been done before or just comes out sounding silly. I thought the lead actor playing Vespa did a good job, as well as his wife. Unfortunately, the rest of the cast fell short. Theodore was way overdone. You can even see him looking right into the camera on a shot or two. Also, the main villain is almost a parody of a bad guy. Finally, the guy who played Norm-- Well, don't quit your day job. Anyhow, there was some nice camera-work, but overall it was too predictable.


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