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Gridlocked (2015)

R | | Action | 14 June 2016 (USA)
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Former SWAT leader David Hendrix and hard-partying movie star Brody Walker must cut their ride-along short when a police training facility is attacked by a team of mercenaries.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Purcell ... David Hendrix
Cody Hackman ... Brody Walker
Stephen Lang ... Korver
Trish Stratus ... Gina
Danny Glover ... Sully
Vinnie Jones ... Ryker
Saul Rubinek ... Marty
Richard Gunn ... Maddox
Steve Byers ... Scott Calloway
James A. Woods ... Jason
Romano Orzari ... Dallas
Dwayne McLean Dwayne McLean ... Ed
Derek McGrath ... Booking Officer
Judah Katz ... Bill
Linda Goranson ... Nancy
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Former SWAT leader David Hendrix is down on his luck and has failed to receive medical clearance after taking a bullet on the job. Despite being highly trained and competent, his efforts have been reduced to routine tasks for the NYPD. As if things couldn't get any worse, he's been forced to babysit Brody Walker, a hard partying celebrity that's been sent on a mandatory ride along as part of his probation. Pampered and irritating, Walker is the last thing Hendrix needs. But all of that changes when a police training facility comes under attack by a team of ruthless mercenaries led by the mysterious Korver. Now, Hendrix and Walker must band together with the remaining survivors to fight back and keep the mercenaries from overtaking the compound.... if they don't kill each other first.

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Only one way out...

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Rated R for language and strong brutal violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gridlocked See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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2.35 : 1
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Scenes were shot that further imply a sexual relationship between the characters of Gina (Trish Stratus) and Scott (Steve Byers), however test audiences felt that it was unnecessary. They can be found on the DVD. See more »

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The news ticker you can see during the news in the beginning of the movie is padded with ridiculous headlines about a guy being arrested after asking the cops to arrest him, about doctors advising that drinking water cures dehydration, and about a calendar expert who states that a year has 365 days. See more »

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Great 90's Style Action Movie
9 June 2016 | by darrenmurray84See all my reviews

I originally heard of Gridlocked through the website Twitch, who had said that it was like a throw back to 90's action movie. They were not wrong. Felt like I was watching an old PM Entertainment movie. The only thing missing was an appearance from Jeff Wincott.

Originally I was a bit apprehensive, as star Dominic Purcell has not got the best track record. No fault to him, as he is always a welcome presence, but his films of late have been poor. This may be down to the fact that they have mainly been directed or produced by Uwe Boll.

Luckily there are no such drawbacks this time round, with great production values, and excellent action scenes, this is definitely one of the better DTV actioners I have seen in a while.

Performance wise, Purcell is his usual reliable self as the lead. Stephen Lang is great as the villain, although could have had a bit more screen time. Danny Glover gets limited screen time for his usual too old for this role. WWE superstar Trish Stratus still looks great and gets a number of decent action scenes, and Vinnie Jones is thrown in for good measure.

The only drawback is Cody Hackman, as the film star that has to work with Purcell as part of his Community Service. He can be slightly annoying, and the fact that he is playing an A list movie star, it would have been better to get someone that has movie star quality. This is a minor problem, and with the rest of the movie being of higher quality than usual, its not much of a complaint. Surprisingly Hackman is a karate champion, but he actually doesn't really participate in a lot of the action in the film.

There is a slight slow build to the siege part of the film, but once it begins it doesn't let up, with there being a number of violent shootouts taking place. The film definitely earns its R rating. The Director is going to be someone I will be keeping an aye on.


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