Close Range

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Close Range
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byIsaac Florentine
Produced by
  • Ehud Bleiberg
  • Chad Law
  • Shane Dax Taylor
Written by
  • Shane Dax Taylor
  • Chad Law
Starring
Music byStephen Edwards
CinematographyTal Lazar
Edited byIrit Raz
Production
companies
  • Bleiberg Entertainment
  • Underdogg Entertainment
Distributed byDaro Film Distribution
VVS Films
XLrator Media[1]
Release date
  • September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16) (Polish television)
  • December 4, 2015 (2015-12-04) (United States)
  • January 5, 2016 (2016-01-05) (Blu-ray/DVD)
  • January 28, 2016 (2016-01-28) (Germany)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$3 million[2][3]

Close Range (formerly known as Dust Up) is a 2015 American action thriller film directed by Isaac Florentine, and starring Scott Adkins, Nick Chinlund, Jake La Botz, and Tony Perez. The film follows Colton MacReady, a rogue soldier-turned-outlaw, who is forced to protect his sister and young niece from a corrupt sheriff and a dangerous drug cartel who descend upon his ranch for revenge.[4]

The film premiered on Polish television on September 16, 2015. It received a limited theatrical release and VOD release in the United States on December 4, followed by a home video release on January 5, 2016.

Synopsis[edit]

In Sonora, Mexico, former soldier and turned-outlaw Colt Macready rescues his niece, Hailey, who was kidnapped by drug cartel leader Fernando "El Jefe" Garcia. After that, Colt retrieves a flash drive and they head home to Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Corrupt sheriff Jasper Calloway, who works for Garcia, receives a call from him orders Jasper to detain Colt and his brother-in-law, Walt Reynolds, for stealing money from Garcia and he also saying that Colt killed his men. Garcia and his men embark to track Colt down.

At home, when the sheriffs arrive on their residence, Colt quickly hides in the bunkhouse. Jasper then detains Walt and asks Colt's sister Angela for Colt's whereabouts. Walt says out-loud that Colt is hiding in the bunkhouse, but Colt escapes with the car and the sheriffs chase him. Garcia and his men eventually arrives at their residence. Upon arriving, Garcia coldly shoots Walt in the head after he apologizes on him for what he done. Garcia then have his men, Reina and Cruz, to search Colt for the drive. Garcia's men held Angela and her daughter Hailey hostage inside their house. Meanwhile, the sheriffs catch Colt but are killed by Reina and Cruz. After the gunfight, Colt manages to kill them both. Shortly, he is intercepted by another men, Lobo and Aguillar. He manages to kill Aguillar and he asks Lobo about the content of the drive which are bank accounts before Colt kills him and races back to the residence.

After seeing Jasper drives away from the residence, Colt kills one of the henchmen. Upon Garcia learns that his men are dead, he threatens to kill Hailey if Colt does not surrender himself. Colt manages to overpower them, and the lengthy shootout between them ensues. Hailey calls the state police for help but the operator redirects to Jasper, and Angela is injured in the process while Colt managed to kill the remaining men. Colt orders Angela and Hailey to escape from the house, but they are caught by Garcia. However, Jasper appears and kills Garcia. Colt shoots Jasper and gives him a choice: a handcuff or a shotgun. When Jasper chooses the shotgun, Colt quickly kills him. Afterwards, Colt hands the flash drive to Angela and he drives away as the state police arrives.

Cast[edit]

  • Scott Adkins as Colton MacReady
  • Nick Chinlund as Sheriff Jasper Calloway
  • Jake La Botz as Walt Reynolds
  • Tony Perez as Fernando Garcia
  • Scott Evans as Deputy Logan
  • Randy Hall as Deputy Wyatt
  • Umar Khan as Sesma
  • Caitlin Keats as Angela Reynolds
  • Madison Lawlor as Hailey Reynolds
  • Julien Cesario as Ignacio
  • Jimmy Chhiu as Zavala
  • Ray Diaz as Victor Garcia
  • Robert Dill as Reina
  • Anthony L. Fernandez as Lobo
  • Eddie J. Fernandez as Mexican #2
  • Craig Henningsen as Pablo
  • Jeremy Marinas as Cruz
  • Nicholas Verdi as Ramos

Production[edit]

After "many delays" due to Adkins' busy schedule, filming began on December 1, 2014,[5] and wrapped on February 3, 2015.[6]

Release[edit]

On September 16, 2015, the worldwide premiere took place on Polish television.[7] It will receive a limited theatrical release and VOD release in the United States on December 4.[4]

Marketing[edit]

On February 8, 2015, Bleiberg Entertainment presented (and sold) Close Range to potential buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin. Blue Box Entertainment bought the distribution rights to "key territories" (on behalf of interested parties); the US rights were sold to XLrator Media and the Canadian rights to VVS Films. Daro Films also bought the distribution rights (to Eastern Europe and Africa); as did AB Groupe (to France), California Filmes (to Latin America), Dutch FilmWorks (to Benelux), Eagle Films (to the Middle East), Moviebox (to Turkey), Second Gen Pictures (to Spain), and SGN Mediaworks (to India).[8] A teaser trailer and poster was released on February 11,[9][10] followed by the official trailer and theatrical poster on August 21.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Initial reactions[edit]

Based on the votes of 327 viewers in Poland, Filmweb awarded Close Range 5.3 stars out of ten.[11][12]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the United States on January 5, 2016.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hipes, Patrick. "XLrator Media Gets Into Close Range For U.S. Release", Deadline Hollywood, published 02-17-2015. Retrieved 10-14-2015.
  2. ^ "Close Range (2015) Production Budget"[permanent dead link], www.gomovix.com. Retrieved 10-15-2015.
  3. ^ "Close Range (2015) Information"[permanent dead link], www.wp.abouthdfilm.com. Retrieved 10-15-2015.
  4. ^ a b c Mack, Andrew. "Close Range: Check Out the Key Art for the latest Adkins/Florentine Collaboration", www.twitchfilm.com, published 08-21-2015. Retrieved 10-14-2015.
  5. ^ Paul, Alex. "Close Range to Begin Filming", www.theactionelite.com, published 09-04-2014. Retrieved 10-17-2015.
  6. ^ Impact Online. "Adkins and Florentine wrap Close Range...", www.impactonline.co, published 02-03-2015. Retrieved 10-17-2015.
  7. ^ Warzała, Krzysztof. "Już dziś polska premiera Samotnego gringo ze Scottem Adkinsem" (written in Polish), www.moviesroom.pl, published 09-16-2015. Retrieved 09-24-2015.
  8. ^ Kay, Jeremy. "Buyers target Scott Adkins' Close Range, www.screendaily.com, published 02-08-2015. Retrieved 10-15-2015.
  9. ^ Miller, Neil. "The Next Scott Adkins Movie is Coming to America", www.filmschoolrejects.com, published 02-18-2015. Retrieved 10-15-2015.
  10. ^ Collinson, Gary. "Trailer for Scott Adkins actioner Close Range", www.flickeringmyth.com, published 02-16-2015. Retrieved 10-15-2015.
  11. ^ "Samotny gringo (2015) film rating", Filmweb. Retrieved 10-15-2015.
  12. ^ v beck, Roy. "Pewnego razu w Meksyku (Review of Samotny gringo)", Filmweb, published 09-24-2015. Retrieved 10-15-2015.
  13. ^ Mighty Peking Man. "Close Range Blu-ray & DVD (release date)", www.cityonfire.com, published 10-02-2015. Retrieved 10-15-2015.

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