Is this a video game or a movie?
In Give 'em Hell, Malone, a 2009 straight-to-DVD action flick directed by Mark "Highlander" Hosack, Thomas "The Punisher" Jane starred as MALONE, a hard-ass private eye with amore than a few tricks up his trenchcoat sleeve, who squares off against gangsters, assorted thugs and Boulder, a seriously "big bad black motherfucker" (played with considerable gusto by Ving Rhames), a legbreaker with a few tricks of his own. they're all after a briefcase that contains a valuable secret: the meaning of love.
The trailer pretty much promised the cheese -- venetian blinds, a classic 1940ish-looking car (it's actually a 1952 Chop Top Buick Straight 8, primer black with red rims and white wall tires) and even a damn fedora or two. Yet it wasn't a period piece. Go figure.
Suffice it to say the cheese was delivered. Or at least the processed cheese food.
Then again, if you're in the right mood (drunk off your ass?) it could also be kinda fun. It has a sort of Crime Story/Private Eye vibe, for any of you who remember those 80s NBC classics. But with considerably more blood and violence and considerably less logic.
Essentially, it features Malone hurting people, being hurt, then hurting some more people, all while delivering some deadpan wisecracks. The plot doesn't make much sense, but it sure makes a lot of cinematic noise getting there. Oh, and they toss in a little skin to keep the 14-year old boys awake.
Interestingly, Richard Rionda Del Castro was also concurrently producing The Big Bang, another P.I. film, while he was filming this one.
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