In 1980s Louisiana a police detective (W.Dafoe) arrests a contract killer (M.Dillon). To be with his wife (Amy Smart) and newborn, he becomes an informant and assists in taking down the crime ring boss etc. FBI, blood and revenge follows.
When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring. So when the syndicate orders Carter's death and Weiland's ID'd as a snitch, the two team up to take down the mob and the crime boss who orderedWritten by
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Catfish tells Jesse it's a great day "in Louisiana". No true Louisianan redneck would pronounce all the syllables but instead say "Luzzy-ana". See more »
(at around 1 min) When Bud takes his aspirin, the water cooler is empty. See more »
South Louisiana in the 1980s was a different kind of time and place. Some called it lawless. But it wasn't. Others said we just got a certain way of doing things down here. But it ain't that either. Instead, I call it what it was. Hell with the lid off.
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Whiskey Bay (The Ballad of Lynn and Jesse)
Composed by Mikayla Brinker
Performed By Mikayla Brinker
Recorded / Mixed By Dylan Berry / Smash Haus Music Group See more »
Just 5-6 minutes in the whole movie (mostly dialogs) are slack, the rest kept me watching - very good sign. In general movie looks VERY professional and well made, including casting of actors, retro-decorations (but with modern editing and good pace), whole aura. I've been really touched by this re-make of 80-s.
On the negative side is somewhat primitive agenda: excessive use of neo-Nazi symbolics transposed on "southern planter" image definitely looks like "Zombie Nazi in Space" exploitation and reduces the value of references to "based on real events movie". "Big shootout" looks unrealistic, with all respect - even if they wanted to add some pepper to make action "hot" it's not another "Matrix", and to me it seems that for this specific type of movie director definitely over-used ammunition and slow-mo sequences.
However general impression is not spoiled and I want to applause.
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