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Night at the Golden Eagle
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Meant to be a brief stopover befiore starting their new, "straight" lifes together (not meant in the "gay way," but as in lawful citiizens without crime). That commitment goes haywire and the plans go to hell in a handbasket.
There is a considerable amount of black humor mixed into the blending of depraviety, disappointment and depression. Unless a person has witnessed this style of life by living it, I can't imagine how an innocent, inexperienced person could understand the characters (as developed)and the lifes they lead. This is really a true depiction of a particular level of society. Sad as it may appear, it's truely sadder when experienced first-hand.
Well written, well directed, well acted and well produced. Well, well, well... I Liked It!!!
Its plot centers on an evening in the life of a flabby middle-aged Golden Eagle Hotel resident --a reformed ex-convict who saved up most of his modest salary as a janitor (during several crime-free months of frugal living) to finance a move to Las Vegas, where he plans to move up in the world by becoming a legitimate professional card dealer. (Part of his temporary job at a nearby adults-only live peep show is to routinely mop-up the semen deposited on the floor by its customers.) His plan includes sharing his move to Nevada with a violent (also middle-aged) convict friend who had been released from prison that same evening. The reunion of the two friends starts on a hopeful note but eventually implodes through its dysfunctional interpersonal chemistry. There is also an engaging subplot about a seemingly innocent teenaged runaway being groomed for prostitution by a sociopathic, British-accented pimp and his street-wise (but compassionate) hooker.
The movie's filmic technique is harsh: i.e. grainy and contrasty. One can almost smell Los Angeles' urban decay as the glaring colors of everyday street life are displayed along side the gritty brown-and-sepia tones of the Golden Eagle Hotel's grimy interior. This seems appropriate as the ex-convicts, pimps, hookers, johns, elderly tenants (and corpses) who populate the hotel have all led harshly desperate lives.
While its deservedly R-rated content is not for everyone, I believe many would find this relatively short (87 min) film highly entertaining.
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I really don't care for seeing people live a depressed life but my dog and I did this film and the crew was great to work with.Published 5 months ago by Mitzi Jo's Mom
These are old school basement mafiosi here, living like parasites off they sex trade. That a real sociological analysis they people problem in they ghetto, like the end where they... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Binky Chottorrhœhia
A very dark and gritty slice of cinema. Loved it! Has the flavor and feel of one of my favorite B movie dark comedy's, "Just Your Luck. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by W. Powell