Freerunner (film)

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Freerunner
Freerunner film poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Lawrence Silverstein
Produced by Warren Ostergard Lawrence Silverstein
Written by Matthew Chadwick
Raimund Huber
Jeremy Sklar
Story by Jeremy Sklar
Raimund Huber
Starring Sean Faris
Danny Dyer
Tamer Hassan
Cinematography Claudio Chea
Edited by Marc Jakubowicz
Production
company
Vitamin A Films
Strategic Film Partners
Release dates
  • September 15, 2011 (2011-09-15) (Oldenburg Film Festival)
Country United States
Language English

Freerunner is a 2011 film by Lawrence Silverstein starring Sean Faris (Never Back Down), Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan in lead roles.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Freerunner sees eight freerunners racing against time, to scan a collar on three check points across the city area within an hour. Each collar is fitted with an explosive which will detonate if they leave the green race zone, are the last runner to scan a checkpoint more than three seconds after the previous racer, or if the race owner, Mr. Frank (Dyer), manually detonates via remote device. The winner of the race is the first to make it to the final checkpoint within 60 minutes and will receive a prize of million dollars. The losers will all die.

The runners are chosen after performing in the local, non-lethal, races. Ryan (Faris), Kid Elvis, Mitch, Decks, Turk, West, Freebo and Finch are the eight runners chosen against their will to participate. International gangsters and businessmen place bets on the runners, before and throughout the race. Race activity is monitored by cameras throughout the race area and on each racer's collar.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Moviemavericks gave the film a 3 star rating out of 5 saying, "[Freerunner] hits all the expected marks for a movie like this, doesn’t disappoint and the freerunning is neat to watch. Check it out if you like low budget actioners" comparing it with French made District B13.[4] Haley Harris of The Film Judge gave the movie a 2.5 star rating calling it entertaining but over at the same time. He praised some of its cool stunts but panned the script and acting calling it cheesy.[1]

Release[edit]

Frerunners was released in Germany on 15 September 2011 at Oldenburg International Film Festival. The film became available on DVD and Blu-ray in October 18, 2011.[5]

DVD[edit]

DVD extra includes behind-the-scenes footage, a making-of featurette, a look at the stunts and fights, and some on-set B-roll featuring the actors playing a game called ninja and engaging in random Parkour.[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

  1. Let Us In! (Come On) – The Lions Rampant
  2. Panther 1 – Slowride
  3. At The Edgewater – Johnny Douglas
  4. Caught Up In The Chase – Billy Livesay
  5. Are You Ready For This – Kritical
  6. Aloha vey – The Code
  7. Final Hour Groove – Steve Kornicki
  8. Oily Rags – Grant Fitch
  9. Fast Lane – Freak i.v.
  10. Back To My Old Habits – Rhiann Holly
  11. Last Stand of Cornholio the Wicked – Grant Fitch
  12. That’s The Way It’s Got To Be – Martin Guigui
  13. Psycho Creep – Mark Cook
  14. Bein’ Blue – Cassidy Cooper
  15. Rocket Lab – Andrew Jed
  16. Get A Real Woman – Amber (Church Of Disco mix)
  17. Counter – Peter Groenwald
  18. Lover Tonight – Joe Wolfe
  19. End Run – Peter DiStefano
  20. Harp Angel – CT Sox
  21. Engergise – Earodynamics
  22. Bullets – Protillus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "freerunner-2011". thefilmjudge.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Movie about freerunning starring Sean Faris filming in Cleveland". Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Freerunner The Movie". Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  4. ^ "freerunner-2011-review". Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Frerunner DVD". cduniverse. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Frerunner blu ray". dvdverdict. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 

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