Cain and Abel (film)

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Cain and Abel
Cain and Abel film poster.jpg
Cain and Abel film poster
Directed by Shane Woodson
Produced by Shane Woodson
Terrence Flack
Christy Oldham
Written by Shane Woodson
Starring Shane Woodson
Terrence Flack
Flavor Flav
Scott L. Schwartz
Bridget Powers
Sarah Jones
Music by Mel & Lewis
Gregory J. Bennett
Cinematography Brian Hanish
Kalani Prince
Edited by Michael Spirytus
Distributed by Maverick Entertainment Group
Release date
  • June 2006 (2006-06) (Dances With Films Festival)
  • September 4, 2007 (2007-09-04) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Cain and Abel is a 2006 American independent urban comedy film written and directed by Shane Woodson.[1]


Woodson spent a year revising his script. The concept took three years to bring to film and was shot in 42 days. Post-production was completed in September 2005, screened at several festivals through 2006, before purchase and release in 2007 by Maverick Entertainment Group.[1]


The film follows the mis-adventures of on-the-take good-hearted LA cops John Abel and Malcolm Cain. Set in modern Los Angeles, the film uses a 1970s feel, with the leads dressed in 1970s garb and driving a 1969 Chevy.[2]

The film includes supporting roles by TV reality star Flavor Flav, as Slim Jim, and Terrence Flack from TV's Everybody Hates Chris and The Shield, as Malcolm Cain. Other supporting roles are played by Shane Woodson from Zodiac, Resident Evil: Extinction, NBC's Las Vegas television series and Sarah Jones.[1][2]



John Wirt of The Advocate wrote that the film was a "pure comedy" that "plays like Starsky & Hutch meets Superfly".[3]


  • 2006, Audience Choice Award, Other Venice Film Festival[4][5]
  • 2006, Official Selection, Dances With Films Film Festival[6]


  1. ^ a b c Glassner, Jacob (29 December 2005). "Hitting the big screen" (PDF). archived article. Louisville Voice-Tribune. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Roedel, Jeff (30 May 2006). "Raising Cain". 225 Magazine. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Wirt, John (16 March 2006). "Lagniappe" (PDF). archived article. The Advocate. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Fenton, Angie (27 March 2006). "Festival Time". archived article. The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "2006 Film Awards". Other Venice Film Festival. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "2006 Dances With Films Film Festival". Dances With Films. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 

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