Deadbeat At Dawn is one of the best movies I've ever seen. Its miniscule budget works in its favour, and the amateur acting, while unpolished, is mostly very convincing. The acting honours go to Mark Pitman as Bone Crusher; despite minimal screen time and dialogue, he's unforgettable. Writer/director/editor/make-up supervisor/stunt coordinator/star Jim Van Bebber does an excellent all-around job, abetted by Michael King's cinematography. The psychedelic kaleidoscopic transitions are a bit much, but otherwise this is an excellent movie.
Deadbeat at Dawn (1988) 1080p YIFY Movie
Deadbeat at Dawn (1988) 1080p
Deadbeat at Dawn is a movie starring Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber, and Megan Murphy. After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens' leader's girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it's Splitsville. He...
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After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens' leader's girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it's Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is hellbent on revenge and arranges the murder of the girlfriend. That ticks off the boyfriend, who wreaks havoc with the two gangs, who have joined forces in order to pull off a security truck heist.
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Totally f**king awesome!Reviewed bypearceduncanVote: 10/10
Gritty, Gory, Awesome. Jim Van Bebber showcases some exceptional raw talent in this frenetic, visually unique no-budget action film. He deserved instant recognition and an opportunity to develop his skills with larger budget films. He should have made ten more features. Unfortunately, the film industry rarely recognizes the significance of micro-budget films. This movie has a hundred times the production value that would be expected from a film of its ilk.
Van Bebber had the table next to mine at Cinema Wasteland in October 2010. His behavior was so off-putting that I didn't even bother to speak to him for fear I would be yelled at. If I had previously seen "Deadbeat at Dawn," I would've been a huge fan and I would have been excited to meet him and talk with him.
I am aware of his reputation and most people attribute his inability to establish himself as a force in the independent film industry to his bad boy antics. But there are plenty of nut-cases making movies. Quentin Tarantino is an excellent filmmaker but is also known to be eccentric and a bit of a boozer. He should use his connections and butt-loads of money to give Van Bebber a chance to make a movie with a budget.
Wish i could give this 10 stars. This is THE best gang wars movie ever. The acting is A+, and i'm not being sarcastic. This movie will have you planted and have you peeping ALL the special features after the movie has ended. So BUY THIS FILM before its gone, Crack a beer(s) or a bottle of JD and get this movie rolling, you will love it, and the gore spots aswell :) The Short film My Sweet Satan is a very nice addition to the deadbeat at dawn special addition DVD since the short Sweet Satan is now out of print and banned in some countries. Its a true story of a murder done by a couple wanna be satanic metal heads, one that dealt acid, No spoilers here. Buy this flick, there are still some left at HKflix.com, get'em before they're gone. I wish there were more gang flicks like this!! :(