|QUIET COOL (director/writer: Clay Borris; screenwriter: Susan Vercellino; cinematographer: Jacques Haitkin; editor: Bob Brady; music: Jay Ferguson; cast: James Remar (Joe Dylanne), Adam Coleman Howard (Joshua Greer), Daphne Ashbrook (Katy Greer), Jared Martin (Mike Prior), Fran Ryan (Ma), Nick Cassavetes (Valence), Ted White (Ellis), Rob Moran (Briggs), Brooks Gardner (Pink), Clayton Landey (Cairo), Joe Sagal (Toker), Chris Mulkey (Red); Runtime: 80; MPAA Rating: R; producers: Robert Shaye/Gerald T. Olson; New Line Cinema; 1986)|
formula action film about a drug smuggling
scheme in the Pacific Northwest."
by Dennis Schwartz
nasty formula action film about a drug smuggling
scheme in the Pacific Northwest. It's good on the
bloody violence part and dreary on the story part.
Clay Borris ("Killer"/"The Gunfighter"/"Someone to Die For")
directs and Susan
Vercellino writes the screenplay with
NYC cop Joe Dylanne (James Remar)
is tough, unconventional and street-smart, and rides
to work in his motorcycle. Katy (Daphne
Ashbrook) is an old flame who lives in a
pot growing community in the Northwest called Babylon
and works in a garden store. She calls and urgently
asks for his help. Joe travels to the remote location
to investigate the disappearance of her relatives. We
soon find out that most of her relatives were killed
in cold blood. The only survivor is the teenager
Joshua (Adam Coleman Howard), He
tells Joe the killers are marijuana growers.
Thereby the two team up to go after the killers. As
expected, there's plenty of gun-play, explosions and
other gory death scenes. The search for the killers is
hindered by a crooked lawman (Jared Martin). As the
killings mount up, Joe realizes he will have to take
out the entire gang to get out of this mess alive.
Cassavetes, John's son and future director,
plays one of the bad guy pot growers.
impressive theme song "Quiet Cool" was written and
sung by Joe Lamont. The unimpressive music is by
Jay Ferguson of Spirit.
REVIEWED ON 2/9/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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