Mickey O'Hara is a committed IRA member but his days of freedom fighting are long gone, leaving him peddling drugs and disenchanted with "the cause." When a deal goes wrong, things take a ...
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Mickey O'Hara is a committed IRA member but his days of freedom fighting are long gone, leaving him peddling drugs and disenchanted with "the cause." When a deal goes wrong, things take a dramatic turn for Mickey, who is forced to kill his partner. Marked for death, Mickey flees to LA, determined to make a fresh start and leave his violent past behind. When a close friend runs afoul of some powerful drug dealers, Mickey temporarily resorts to his old ways to help him get out of trouble. However, instead of making things better, Mickey unwittingly sets off a chain of events that reawakens the ghosts of his past and threatens to destroy everything he holds dear.Written by
Trinity Filmed Entertainment
You can tell they didn't have the budget of major Hollywood action films, but they seemed to make up for it with clever dialog, rich characters, and good solid action. Mickey gets in trouble in Belfast, and now is forced to run from his IRA past. BTW the modern day IRA seems more like thugs and gangsters then freedom fighters. This is an interesting concept, one I wish the film focused on, but instead used it as a setup rather then a main story line. A bad choice, but I'll rate the film on what it is, not what I wished it was. Once Mickey lands in LA (his new hideout) he begins life. But winds up with a gun back in his hand. This symbolic tool opens the flood gates to the pain and furry Mickey tried to escape back home. A great line in the film "Live by the gun, die by the bullet" I thought the performances where fantastic. The bartender, and leading lady where a bit soft in spots, but the other cast members where great. Ritter was riot, and the Chinese dude was incredible. Lead was amazing. The look was gritty and raw, cool shots and moody lighting. Direction seemed spot on.
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