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Duke (2013)

R | | Drama | 1 November 2013 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmine Giovinazzo ... Dare
Hank Harris ... Roost
Lesley-Ann Brandt ... Violet
Vanessa Ferlito ... Cookie
Michael Irby ... Evelio
Anthony Gaudioso ... Morrison
James Gaudioso ... Joan 'J-Bird'
Richard Portnow ... Carroll Green
Michael Bowen ... Sgt. Roman
Richard Roundtree ... J.T.
Fredro Starr ... Jimmy
Liam McKanna Liam McKanna ... Young Dare
Luc Charbonnier Luc Charbonnier ... Young Roost
Andy Mackenzie ... Christopher Piaz
Maurice Benard ... Winky
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Duke is a modern day telling of a classic western film. Dare and Roost are brothers who have been raised in a reformatory, taught to survive and conditioned to trust no one. They have moved to West Los Angeles, where Dare moonlights himself as a Detective and Roost blankets himself in old John Wayne films and reclusive habit. Cleaning the streets and ridding the neighborhoods of scum, this contemporary study finds Dare obsessed with a phantom like criminal (Winky) who seems to be terrorizing the community. Simultaneously, the same exact investigation is being led by official and likely engrossed Detective Robert Morrison. As Dare closes in on Winky and the entire department closes in on them both, these brothers must make the ultimate commitment and pay the extraordinary consequences therein. Written by Anthony Gaudioso

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Duke of West LA See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Indie Gold!
18 January 2017 | by jpkimblerSee all my reviews

I have never been one for indie films due to grit and low budget feeling acting and camera work. The Gaudioso Twins are very very good at telling stories and doing so in an attractive package. This film is highly gritty but not in a way that turns the average movie goer off. There are many many moments where characters really perform well. The camera angles are nice. The story is very bitter sweet. For me most films/stories can be boiled down to one moment, the climax. This story unfolds and by the end, emotions will run very high. The first there quarters of the film are very fun and entertaining, like sin city. The final quarter the film takes a turn from action to drama and narrows focus on the heart of the main characters. Like any good flick we see snippets of characters background to shine light on the "why" of certain moments and certain expressions of the characters. I have watched this film just in the last week or so about 25 times simply because by the end the emotions are very bitter sweet and deep. Beneath the grit lies a beautiful and sad story that is sure to stroke those emotions. As a composer my self I would like to commend the music for doing its job, it played a very big role in ushering in the emotions of the sequences. I would say indie fan or not this is a great story!


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