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Bomb City (2017)

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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Bomb City is a crime-thriller, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a ... See full summary »

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Jameson Brooks (as Jamie Brooks)

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Jameson Brooks (as Jamie Brooks), Sheldon Chick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Davis ... Brian
Glenn Morshower ... Cameron Wilson
Luke Shelton ... Cody Cates
Henry Knotts ... King
Logan Huffman ... Ricky
Dominic Ryan Gabriel ... Jason
Maemae Renfrow ... Jade (as Mae Mae Renfrow)
Eddie Hassell ... Oles
Audrey Gerthoffer ... Michelle
Lukas Termin Lukas Termin ... McCormick
Lorelei Linklater ... Rome
Michael Seitz ... Davis
Major Dodge ... Officer Denny
Holt Boggs ... Officer Chuck
Robbie Lawler ... Officer Vincent
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Bomb City is a crime-thriller, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice. Based on the true-life story of Brian Deneke.

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The more I see of man, the more I like dogs.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,005, 11 February 2018

Gross USA:

$59,329

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,329
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Last film featuring Ron Lester. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Might Be the Killer (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

On Tha Grind - Ft. Linco
Performed by Oscar Roque & Spectakula
Courtesy of Oscar Roque & Spectakula
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White riot
14 April 2018 | by j_smith_7See all my reviews

As someone who lived through the original punk era (late 1970's) as a teenager myself, I was looking forward to this reworking of punk as it appeared in the 1990's. I thought it may be reflective of this second wave of teenage nihilism and rebellion. Sadly, it wasn't.

I know the real story of what happened in Amarillo and the outcome for those involved (no spoilers from me). But, truth of the matter is, as the film progressed, it became more and more like this was just The Magnificent Seven with Mohican haircuts. Except, unlike that classic western/Japanese story, the characters herein are not developed in a way which makes the viewer care all that much about what happens to them.

For sure Dave Davis as Brian does an excellent job as the central protagonist but he's the only one with any chops in this movie. The remainder of the cast spend most of the film shouting loud obscenities, (badly) pretending to be drunk and swivel-eyed 'look at me, I'm so different' fakery. This was repeated over and over again in more or less each scene to the point where, as other reviewers here have commented, you could skip from minute 10 to minute 118 and not miss anything of any importance. It is very monochrome in that regard.

All that said, it's a 6 out of 10 film for me. This film would have worked much better had it been cut to an hour maximum. It needed to focus on Dave Davis' Brian more. It needed more of his family background, how and why he became a punk (when punk had been dead 20 years by this time anyway) and it needed to just tell the story without forcing sentimentality in our faces.


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