Kidnappings, shootouts, gun-brandishing women and a rogue hero
all wrapped up in one convoluted plot: What more could an
action-movie fan ask for?
How about a dash of satire?
Lethal Force, a 70-minute parody of B action movies, has all of
this -- plus an onslaught of ketchup-like blood effects and a power
drill scene that would make Tim "The Tool-Man" Allen cringe.
"[Lethal Force] is about a guy whose son gets kidnapped, wife is
murdered and is forced to betray his best friend," says Kristen
Anchor, coordinator of Baltimore's Creative Alliance Movie Makers,
which is presenting the film Friday at the Creative Alliance in
Highlandtown. "It's a complicated action/adventure setup."
Lethal Force has won a number of awards around the country,
including the jury prize for best feature at Baltimore's annual
Directed by Alvin Ecarma, Lethal Force has been hailed as
"proudly cheesy," by the Washington Post and was listed on the Ain't
It Cool News Top 10 indie movies list of 2001.
"[The film] pulls from a lot of Jackie Chan movies and my own
personal spin," Ecarma says. "I knew the movie was going to be
funny. ... [But] you don't have to be an action movie fan to
understand the satire."
Lethal Force will be shown after 30 minutes of shorts starting at
8 p.m. Tickets are $5, $3 for CAmm members. The Creative Alliance is
located at 413 South Conkling St. Call 410-276-1651 or visit
www.divergentthinking.net for details.