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Virtually Heroes (2013)

Two self-aware characters in a "Call of Duty" style video game struggle with their screwy, frustrating existence.

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G.J. Echternkamp

Writer:

Matt Yamashita
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Baker ... Books
Brent Chase ... Nova
Katie Savoy ... Jennifer
Mark Hamill ... Monk
Ben Messmer ... Merk
Kevin Trang Kevin Trang ... General Tran
Theo Breaux ... NPC
Allen Theosky Rowe ... NVA Nguyen
Kiana Kim ... Stripper
Kevin Chambers Kevin Chambers ... Dang
Isaac C. Singleton Jr. ... Bebop
Matt Lasky ... Rocksteady
Sam Medina ... Lt. Ho
Jenson Cheng ... Lt. Pham
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwin H. Bravo ... Lam
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Two self-aware characters in a "Call of Duty" style video game struggle with their screwy, frustrating existence.

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Roger Corman's cheapest film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Virtual Warriors See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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New Horizons Picture See more »
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Because of the low budget, the entire film had to be block shot. Most of the takes were done only twice. See more »

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Your new favorite midnight movie
16 September 2013 | by bigkingcarlSee all my reviews

Virtually Heroes is a smart, funny movie that will surprise you with its clever blend of comedy, action, and film making tricks. Director GJ Echternkamp raided legendary producer Roger Corman's vault of stock footage and spliced it with newly shot material to hilarious effect in this campy, fun film about "Call of Duty"-style video game characters in existential crisis. The story is punctuated by several laugh out loud moments as well as some very effective effects sequences. The cast is also well assembled. Lead actor Robert Baker (Grey's Anatomy, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) shines as the moody, reluctant "hero" Books, and Brent Chase nails it as the gung-ho, violence-loving sidekick Nova. Other notable performances include Ben Messmer as the hilariously twisted villain Merk, and an entertaining cameo by the one and only Mark Hamill. Video game fans will enjoy the film's many knowing nods to the pastime, but non-gamers need not worry as it never strays too far into geek territory.

Virtually Heroes is a real gem of a movie and an instant cult classic in my book. Recommended!


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