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Wheels (2014)

R | | Drama | 1 February 2017 (USA)
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Two suicidal paraplegic junkies hustle their way through the city streets trying to find a reason to live.

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Tim Gagliardo (co-director), Donavon Warren (co-director)

Writer:

Donavon Warren
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Cast

Credited cast:
Donavon Warren ... Mickey Cole
Patrick Hume ... Drake Jones
Diana Gettinger ... Janet
Kevin McCorkle ... Allan Cole
Will Jennings Will Jennings ... Little Mickey
Parker Bolek Parker Bolek ... Jimmy Cole
Irina Costa Jelinek ... Lisa (as Irina Costa)
Samantha Siong ... Karen Cole
Nathanyael Grey Nathanyael Grey ... Elvis
J. Kristopher ... Leroy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lilit Alexandrian Lilit Alexandrian ... Drake's Wife
Alyssa Barron Alyssa Barron ... General's Daughter
Stanley Bautch Stanley Bautch ... Man with Crowbar
Alan Brooks Alan Brooks ... Businessman
P.L. Brown ... Biker #1 (as Perry L. Brown)
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Storyline

"WHEELS" is an Award Winning dark humored drama about MICKEY (Donavon Warren), a suicidal paraplegic who just can't kill himself no matter how hard he tries. During a cripple bar fight, he crosses paths with an explosive homeless junkie on wheels, DRAKE (Patrick Hume). Mickey offers him $500 to shoot him in the head, which he gladly accepts, and an unusual friendship is born. Armed only with their brotherly friendship they must survive the streets, heroin, cocaine, "En Vogue" prostitutes, and their painful pasts. WHEELS is the story of two broken people, grasping for a reason to live - or die. Written by Loaded Dice Films

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug abuse, language throughout, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

На колёсах See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Trivia

Donavon Warren made money from medical drug testing to help pay for some of the film. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Cole: I always wondered what death was like.
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Cigarettes & Sunshine
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(written and performed by S.Carmody, John Connor, S.Steiger, D'O'Byrne, P'O'Kennedy) produced by John Connor.
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Compelling and unexpected in it is brilliance
8 November 2018 | by marthajmorenoSee all my reviews

Wheels is a character-driven low budget movie whose protagonist is going through his own emotional turmoil in the fact that he has no friends are family in his life. Mickey reaches out to Drake, a homeless junkie, in the hopes of suicide by proxy. The two become friends and go adventures to acquire heroin, prostitutes and other narcotics, in an attempt to not face their dark pasts.

Tim Gagliardo and Donavon Warren execute this dark drama with the most delicate of touches. The cinematography is both stunning and breathtaking while not taking away from the characters emotional consequences of their actions and the story. Donavon Warren's acting performance as Mickey is both gut-wrenching and empathetic. While Patrick Hums portrayal of Drake shows a demonized man who is seeking redemption.

Wheels is both compelling and unexpected in it is brilliance.


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