After being released from prison for a drug deal gone bad, Jesse Page (Mark Dacascos) finds drug dealers hot on his trail, and he still has three days to reach Detroit where a new, clean, legitimate life awaits him. Along the way, he puts his junkie criminal past to the test by attempting to answer these question: What is true friendship made of? How far should loyalty go? Craig Hamann directed.
Page is an ex-con who, upon his release from prison, meets up with his junkie ex-cellmate, Larry (Jaimz Woolvett) and gets mixed up in an ambitious drug deal gone bad. Page is then torn between his desire to save his friend and his desire to start a new life as the drummer for a tough female rock ‘n’ roller, Jerk (Joan Jett). Dacascos is usually cast as an unsmiling, muscle-bound he-man with a shadowy past.
Larry is an obnoxious troll of a guy, but he bought Jesse a motorcycle, which is pretty nice of him. Jesse hops on and Larry rides with him. They go back to the ‘hood, which is full of various junkies, a self-proclaimed Scream Queen b-movie starlet (Traci Lords) and a weirdo who just plays Doom all the time. Jesse is a drummer and he gets really into the show when the actual drummer passes out and Jerk asks if there’s a drummer in the house.
An untrustworthy buddy, Larry ruins everything by getting him to go along on a drug deal with some unsavory types and it turns into a shootout and they have to go on the lam. They end up staying out in the middle of nowhere with a guy named Edsel (Frederic Forrest) who’s the only likable character in the movie, and his daydreaming wife Hester (Emily Lloyd) who makes a move on Jesse. The rest you will have to see for yourself.
BLU-RAY + DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:
Brand new director approved 4K High Definition transfer from the original camera negative with the film presented in its original 1.78:1 aspect ratio on Blu-ray (1080p) and standard definition DVD.
Original 2.0 Stereo Audio
Optional English and Spanish Subtitles
”The Making of Boogie Boy” (HD, 92 mins) (brand new feature length retrospective of the film featuring interviews with stars Mark Dacascos, John Hawkes, James Lew, producer Braddon Mendelson and writer / director Craig Hamann)
Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)