Modus Operandi (DVD)

Directed by Frankie Latina

Release Year: 2009
Running Time: 76
UPC: 7 38329 08862 0
Color Type: Color and B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English [audio]
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Cast
Andrew Swant
Black Licorice Nicole Johnson
Squire Parks Michael Sottile
Stanley Cashay Randy Russell
Mark Metcalf
Robert Glenn Jones
Casey Thunderbird Barry Poltermann
Dallas Deacon Mark Borchardt
Director Holiday Danny Trejo

Crew
Produced by Mark Foote, Jon Krill, Laurie Foote, Sasha Grey, Gilbert Trejo, Shalyse Dominique, Andrew Swant, Sean Williamson, Barry Poltermann and Zebedee LeTendre
Directed by Frankie Latina

A wild throwback to '70s grindhouse movies, Modus Operandi is shockingly violent and even more entertaining.

It tells the twisted tale of CIA black-ops specialist Stanley Cashay (Randy Russell), who lives in drunken depravity after the murder of his wife. He is called back into service when highly sensitive tapes are stolen from the President. With the help of his flamboyant fellow operatives Casey Thunderbird (Barry Poltermann) and Black Licorice (Nikki Johnson), he attempts to track them down, leaving a bloody trail in his wake. But the contents of the tapes are more explosive than Cashay could have conceived, placing the nation at the edge of catastrophe, with only the enigmatic and sadistic Director Holiday (Danny Trejo) in a position to stop it.

Director Frankie Latina took four years to direct this lovingly constructed ode to disreputable genre flicks, all of it shot in his hometown of Milwaukee. He mashes together Blaxploitation, gore, Italian giallo, Japanese gangster flicks and much more into an irresistible guilty pleasure.


DVD Extras Include:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extra Interviews
  • Introduction by Sasha Grey
  • Behind the Scenes Footage
  • Audio Commentary

"If you ever wondered what a James Bond film directed by Ed Wood would look like, here is your answer." - Benjamin Spacek, Las Vegas Weekly

"There is a special pleasure to be had in 'Modus Operandi'" -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

  • Official Selection AFI Fest

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