Dragged Across Concrete

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Dragged Across Concrete
Dragged Across Concrete poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byS. Craig Zahler
Produced by
  • Sefton Fincham
  • Jack Heller
  • Keith Kjarval
  • Dallas Sonnier
Written byS. Craig Zahler
CinematographyBenji Bakshi
Edited byGreg D'Auria
  • Unified Pictures
  • Assemble Media
  • Cinestate
  • Look to the Sky Films
  • Moot Point Productions
Distributed bySummit Entertainment
Release date
  • September 3, 2018 (2018-09-03) (Venice)
Running time
159 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$15 million[2]

Dragged Across Concrete is a 2018 American crime thriller film written and directed by S. Craig Zahler. The film stars Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, and Laurie Holden. It was scheduled to premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2018.[3]


Two policemen, one an old-timer (Mel Gibson), the other his volatile younger partner (Vince Vaughn), find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media's cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.[4]



On February 1, 2017, S. Craig Zahler came on board to direct Dragged Across Concrete from a screenplay he had written. A film about police brutality, it would star Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn, who both worked together in the 2016 film Hacksaw Ridge.[4] Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures produced the film along with Zahler and Dallas Sonnier of Cinestate, Assemble Media's Jack Heller, and Sefton Fincham of Look to the Sky Films, with Kjarval's Unified Film Fund financing.[4] In May 2017, Lionsgate acquired the US distribution rights to the film, and would release it through its subsidiary Summit Entertainment.[6] Principal photography on the film began on July 17, 2017 in Vancouver.[6][7][8]


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 77%, based on 13 reviews garnered at its Venice premiere.


  1. ^ "Biennale Cinema 2018 - Dragged Across Concrete". Venice International Film Festival 2018. Venice Biennale. July 23, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (September 3, 2018). "Vince Vaughn On Reteam With Mel Gibson In 'Dragged Across Concrete' – Venice". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Anderson, Ariston (July 25, 2018). "Venice Fest Lineup Includes Coens, Luca Guadagnino and Alfonso Cuaron". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Kit, Borys (February 1, 2017). "Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn Reteam for Thriller 'Dragged Across Concrete' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (July 24, 2017). "Mel Gibson Crime Drama 'Dragged Across Concrete' Adds Tory Kittles (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  6. ^ a b McNary, Dave (May 18, 2017). "Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn's Police Brutality Thriller Nabbed by Lionsgate". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  7. ^ Brown, Scott (June 30, 2017). "Hollywood North: Johnny Depp to film Richard Says Goodbye in Vancouver". The Vancouver Sun. Postmedia Network. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "SIX Season 2 & Dragged Across Concrete Start Filming in BC". What's Filming?. July 18, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.

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