Aside from playing Mr. Blue in Reservoir Dogs, Edward Bunker holds the title of one of the most important crime novel writers, always on the side of realism. Schrader now adapts one of his books to experiment with a thriller and tell the story of three ex-cons from Cleveland’s underworld who are hired for a kidnapping. When things go all wrong, the trio will do whatever it takes to stay out of jail.
As a writer, he wrote the screenplays to Taxi Driver (76) and Raging Bull (80), among others. As a critic, he wrote, for example, a seminal text on “transcendental cinema”. As a director, he’s made films like American Gigolo (80) or Affliction (97).
Cast & Crew:
UNITED STATES, 2016
Mark Earl Burman, Brian Beckmann, Gary Hamilton, David Hillary
Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe