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Splinter (2006)

A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.

Director:

Michael D. Olmos

Writers:

Adrian Cruz (screenplay) (as Adrian A. Cruz), Michael D. Olmos (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Sizemore ... Detective Cunningham
Edward James Olmos ... Captain Garcia
Ivonne Coll ... Mom
Enrique Almeida Enrique Almeida ... Dreamer
Resmine Atis ... Detective Gramm (as Resminé Atis)
Noel Gugliemi ... Dusty (as Noel G.)
Dallas Page ... Detective Stiles (as Diamond Dallas Page)
Delilah Cotto ... Vanessa
Emilio Rivera ... Jesse (Veterano)
Adam Rodriguez ... Private Martinez
Hector Atreyu Ruiz ... Trigger
Ski Carr ... Louie Garcia
Gary Cruz ... Lil Nights
Anthony Cuesta Anthony Cuesta ... Speedy
Kira Elliot Kira Elliot ... Female Officer 1
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Storyline

On the mean streets of LA, two gangsters - - Dreamer (Almeida) and Dusty (Noel G.) - - unite over the mysterious murder of their brother. Dreamer, with the bullet that killed his brother still lodged in his skull, is desperately seeking revenge when he crosses paths with Detective Gramm (Atis), a confident rookie cop partnered with corrupt veteran Cunningham (Sizemore). Amidst a rising body count and the threat of an all-out gang war, the four characters lock themselves in a brutal end-game as they discover who among them is creating the brutal chaos. Written by Olmos, Michael D.

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Taglines:

Everyone Dies Dirty

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangues de L.A. See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,497, 19 August 2007

Gross USA:

$12,918
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film is produced by a variety of Los Angeles-based community artists, including a team of scholars from comic book production companies Chamber Six and Dark Horse. It is being best compared to the surprising, award-winning graphic-novelization-turned-movie A History of Violence (2005) for its bold sincerity in this industry. See more »

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Referenced in 500 Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Not enough Tom
9 September 2008 | by frog663See all my reviews

I give this one four stars, solely because of Tom Sizemore who, for me, was the only interesting thing in this whole film. Though getting top billing, he isn't in this one nearly enough to rate it any higher. Why he wasn't given more screen time is beyond me. In fact, Resmine Atis seems to get as much, or more, screen time and, in my opinion, is as wooden an actress as I have seen on film. I kept waiting for some kind of real emotion to come out of her character, but it just wasn't to be.

I guess, perhaps, I am the wrong demographic for this kind of film, as I found the story and most of it's characters extremely dull and unimaginative. I found myself counting how many times they called each other "dog" just to keep myself amused. And, no, I can't give you the actual final count...you'll have to watch and count for yourselves....


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