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Dragged Across Concrete

Out of Competition

Director:
S. Craig Zahler
Production:
Unified Pictures (Keith Kjarval, Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller)
Running Time:
159’
Language:
English
Country:
Canada, USA
Main Cast:
Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White
Screenplay:
S.Craig Zahler
Cinematographer:
Benji Bakshi
Editor:
Greg D’Auria
Production Designer:
Freddy Waff
Costume Designer:
Tanya Lipke
Music:
Jeff Harriott
Sound:
Brian Hackett
Special Effects:
Steven Bodner
Notes:
14+

Synopsis

Two police detectives find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.

Director’s Statement

I wanted to make a suspenseful crime drama with an ensemble like those found in Prince of the City, Taxi Driver, Dog Day Afternoon, The Sweet Smell of Success.
Mel Gibson is the instinctual, embittered cop Ridgeman; expertly antagonising him is Vince Vaughn. The subtle, charismatic Tory Kittles and the multifaceted Michael Jai White provide their underworld counterparts. Virtuoso performer Jennifer Carpenter weaves another thread in the tapestry. The actors’ faith in my script and direction, and my dependable cinematographer Benji Bakshi helped me navigate this difficult production and create a film that I am thrilled to premiere in Venice.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Unified Pictures
400 S. Beverly Drive
90212 - Beverly Hills
Tel. +1 3235103330
tcruz@bloom-media.com

WORLD SALES: Beth McPhee - Bloom
400 S. Beverly Drive Suite 300
90212 - Beverly Hills, United States
Tel. +1 3235103330
bmcphee@bloom-media.com

PRESS OFFICE: Adele Ibbotson, Allison Krissberg - DDA
192 – 198 Vauxhall Bridge Rd
Victoria
SW1V 1DX
DraggedAcrossConcrete@ddapr.com
 


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