|DEATH CHASE (director/writer: David A. Prior; screenwriters: Craig L. Hyde/James L. Hennessey, Jr.; cinematographer: Keith Holland; editor: Brian Evans; music: Tim James/Mark Mancina/Steve McClintock ; cast: William Zipp (Steven Chase), Paul Smith (Steele), Jack Starett (Lt. MacGrew), Bainbridge Scott (Diana Lewis), Christine Crowell (Sheila Chase), Paul Bruno (Sgt, Boone), Reggie De Morton (Eddie), C. T. Collins (Chairman); Runtime: 86; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Peter Yuval/Yakov Bentsvi; AIP; 1988)|
|"An inept thriller."
by Dennis Schwartz
An inept thriller
directed by David A. Prior ("Night
Claws"/"Lost at War"/"Zombie Wars") and poorly
scripted by Prio, Craig
L. Hyde and James
L. Hennessey, Jr.. The pic
is poorly acted, has a big plot hole and takes
us down a road that only gets more absurd.
only in LA could such a muddled story fly under the
worker Steven Chase (William Zipp) and his
sister (Christine Crowell) are
riding their bicycles in a city park when a speeding
car catches up with the car it was chasing and in the
crossfire Steven's sister is killed. The two men doing
the chasing also shoot the driver. Steven runs
over to question the dying man. But before he dies,
the vic hands him a gun and says now "You're
it...good luck." Shockingly Steven finds himself in
some kind of bizarre deadly game where he's being
chased by a corporation killer called "The Chairman
(C. T. Collins)," who sends
hit teams to get their quarry and if successful
they win prize money.
The pic is too ludicrous for any commentary, as it never took the trouble to explain anything clearly (like even telling us why the game is played) and also the action scenes were just awful.
REVIEWED ON 6/17/2015 GRADE: C-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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