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Gutshot Straight (2013)

#83
@Bklyn Bryan
I understand you, buddy. But posting it again makes even less sense - in my view. It is as it is. The German company of Ascot is just fooling their customers. I find it sad, but even if I contacted them, they wouldn't replied.

In the past, before the company of Splendid finally released the second True Justice season, I sent them 10 message about a release. And I only got 1 reply. "Thanks for your interest, bla, bla, bla". Over 1 1/2 years, we were left in limbo about a release, before it finally happened.
 

DiDa

Super Moderator
Staff member
#87
I am thinking about buying the movie. Is it worth it. I know Steven isn't in it much, but is it a good movie. Is it action or more thriller?
 

lee nicholson

Well-Known Member
#88
I bought it on Monday, watched it, and thought it was pretty bad. It wastes a good supporting cast (Steven Seagal, Vinnie Jones, Ted Levine and Stephen Lang) in favour of some guy from that CSI show (who seems to be constantly grinning or pouting (in his silly pork-pie hat.
Seagal is in 4 scenes (and one of them is repeated....so technically only 3 scenes, that probably only add up to around 6-7 minutes) He delivers a few monologues, and is easily the best thing in the movie. Unfortunately, it's such a dull movie. A wasted opportunity (not to mention a wasted 84 minutes)
 

Mason

Well-Known Member
#89
Now that i have had some time to think about the movie, I must admit that it doesn't speak to me. Seagal's scenes are the only thing keeping this movie going for me..
 

lee nicholson

Well-Known Member
#91
Dida
The films plot is as follows:
**SPOILER ALERT**
The story is set in vegas, and concerns some small-time gambler jack (George Eads) who is known throughout the casinos as a loveable rogue (who always seems to fall short of winning the big money) he owes money to everyone, including loan-shark, and ex-mobster Paulie Trunks (Steven Seagal) whom he visits a couple of times for advice. Despite his debts, Paulie has a soft spot for Jack, but is not averse from sending his 'debt collector' Carl (Vinnie Jones) to remind him of the money he owes. Jack is divorced, and has a child (who he rarely visits) also. One night in a casino, Jack strikes up a conversation with an eccentric millionaire Duffy (Stephen Lang) who offers him a chance to make a lot of money, but is cryptic about what he has to do to earn it. It turns out that Duffy is a bit of a pervert, and offers Jack $20,000 to sleep with his younger wife, if he can watch (yipes!) Jack is attracted to her, but equally disgusted by the offer, and refuses, a scuffle breaks out and Jack accidentally kills the millionaire. Duffy's wife tells Jack, that she'll dispose of the body, and he thinks that's the end of it all.....until he realises that he's left his wallet in Duffy's mansion, and things are further complicated when the dead millionaires brother (Ted Levine) turns up asking questions (and clearly smelling a rat)
Once again, Jack turns to Paulie Trunks for advice.

The synopsis sounds exciting, but the film is shot like some dull made for TV movie. Even at 82 minutes, I found myself sleepy and checking my watch throughout. The UK cover-art for this movie market it as some kind of action movie, with exploding cars on the case (and DVD menu page) the only action I saw was a few brief scenes in a MMA gym (where Seagal's character operates from) and 2 gunshots fired at the end (I won't divulge who is on either end of the bullets) As previously mentioned Seagal is on hand for 3-4 scenes (although he interacts well with Vinnie Jones in a couple of them) but it's not enough to warrant you spending good money on (however big a Seagal fan and completist, you may be) I paid 99p for mine (and thats probably a fair price) if I were you, I'd wait til it goes down in price, or in a sale, etc?
Hope this helps? :)
 

DiDa

Super Moderator
Staff member
#92
Dida
The films plot is as follows:
**SPOILER ALERT**
The story is set in vegas, and concerns some small-time gambler jack (George Eads) who is known throughout the casinos as a loveable rogue (who always seems to fall short of winning the big money) he owes money to everyone, including loan-shark, and ex-mobster Paulie Trunks (Steven Seagal) whom he visits a couple of times for advice. Despite his debts, Paulie has a soft spot for Jack, but is not averse from sending his 'debt collector' Carl (Vinnie Jones) to remind him of the money he owes. Jack is divorced, and has a child (who he rarely visits) also. One night in a casino, Jack strikes up a conversation with an eccentric millionaire Duffy (Stephen Lang) who offers him a chance to make a lot of money, but is cryptic about what he has to do to earn it. It turns out that Duffy is a bit of a pervert, and offers Jack $20,000 to sleep with his younger wife, if he can watch (yipes!) Jack is attracted to her, but equally disgusted by the offer, and refuses, a scuffle breaks out and Jack accidentally kills the millionaire. Duffy's wife tells Jack, that she'll dispose of the body, and he thinks that's the end of it all.....until he realises that he's left his wallet in Duffy's mansion, and things are further complicated when the dead millionaires brother (Ted Levine) turns up asking questions (and clearly smelling a rat)
Once again, Jack turns to Paulie Trunks for advice.

The synopsis sounds exciting, but the film is shot like some dull made for TV movie. Even at 82 minutes, I found myself sleepy and checking my watch throughout. The UK cover-art for this movie market it as some kind of action movie, with exploding cars on the case (and DVD menu page) the only action I saw was a few brief scenes in a MMA gym (where Seagal's character operates from) and 2 gunshots fired at the end (I won't divulge who is on either end of the bullets) As previously mentioned Seagal is on hand for 3-4 scenes (although he interacts well with Vinnie Jones in a couple of them) but it's not enough to warrant you spending good money on (however big a Seagal fan and completist, you may be) I paid 99p for mine (and thats probably a fair price) if I were you, I'd wait til it goes down in price, or in a sale, etc?
Hope this helps? :)
I think I will skip this one. I will watch it when it's on netflix or something....;)
 
#93
Finally got around to seeing this. Although it was great to see Seagal in the opening scene, that turned out to be a bit of a trick. When his name didn't turn up in the opening credits I was really annoyed and feared that was it. Makes no sense to me why they didn't credit him but they did Vinnie Jones, whose character is more insignificant. Seagal is good in his small but pivotal role. Although his scenes are brief, it was more than just the cameo I feared. The lead actor is just some guy, but Seagal and the other support, not to mention stylistic cinematography, really elevated it. It's not the greatest "gambler gets in too deep" type of story, but it's alright. Nice to see Seagal and Jones together again. Just a shame Seagal and Lang couldn't have an on-screen reunion scene too.