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Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane (1998)

A Cherry Pontiac Lemans Convertible...Two Days...Two-Hundred & Fifty Grand. When your lemon lot hits the skids you glom the gig no matter what the smell. For Bob and Sid, two slicked-back ... See full summary »

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Joe Carnahan

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Joe Carnahan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Maas Mike Maas ... Victor Drub / Dumpster Bum
Nick Fenske ... Mechanic
Mark Priolo Mark Priolo ... Frank Priolo
Joe Carnahan ... Sid French
Andrew Fowler Andrew Fowler ... Mike Carbuyer
Gloria Gómez Gloria Gómez ... Julie Carbuyer (as Gloria Gomez)
Dan Leis Dan Leis ... Bob Melba
Josephine Arreola Josephine Arreola ... Elda
Dave Booth Dave Booth ... Jerry
Kevin Hale Kevin Hale ... Pinto Guy
Max Ancar Max Ancar ... Frank Manzano
Leah Carnahan Leah Carnahan ... Ginger
Scott Taylor Scott Taylor ... Dick Dupree Sr.
Eric Lutes ... Dick Dupree Jr.
Carlos V. Hernandez Carlos V. Hernandez ... Diaz Carbajal (as Carlos Hernandez)
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A Cherry Pontiac Lemans Convertible...Two Days...Two-Hundred & Fifty Grand. When your lemon lot hits the skids you glom the gig no matter what the smell. For Bob and Sid, two slicked-back burnouts, bum luck runs in spades. With a goose-egg for cash flow and a fore-closure falling fast, they take the gig. The Upside: Fat Cash...The Flipside...Every Thug, Crook, Punk and Mercenary on the planet looking to get rich. Written by <Joeskilub@aol.com>

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Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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The budget was just $7,300. See more »

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Mr Reich claims to have doused Vernon with propane and roasted him in a motel room but when propane is decompressed and introduced into any atmosphere warmer than -43°C (-45.4°F) it instantly evaporates See more »


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Spreadin' My Love
(1995)
Written by Ken Rudulph and Vince Mellone
Performed by Mama's Gravy
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It is what it is...
25 August 2003 | by blando3See all my reviews

I just watched Blood, Guts, Bullets, and Octane on DVD last night, and found myself rather bored from start to finish. The camera work is sloppy, slipping in and out of focus as it pans back and forth from character to character, zooming in and out, and so on...The dialogue scenes are way too long, and the action scenes leave you feeling cheated, due to the shaky-cam, fast editing style that tries to conceal the lack of blanks and squibs. A good action sequence is created by the actual action onscreen rather than jerky camera work and loud sound effects. This film shows very little real action. The story takes way too long to get started, and once it does, it becomes boring, with very little pay off at the end. However, I have to give Joe Carnahan credit for making this film on such a low budget; regardless of the story, simply planning and executing this shoot is an impressive achievement. Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi still remains the most legendary low-budget action film ever made, with better writing, directing, cinematography, and special effects than Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane. So to sum it up, check this movie out, but don't expect too much; it is what it is.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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Blood & Bullets See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$7,300 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,560, 11 April 1999

Gross USA:

$15,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,035
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