Dakota Bailey’s American Scumbags, A Crime, Exploitation
Director: Dakota Bailey
Writer: Dakota Bailey
Release Date: December 8, 2016
Release Format: Streaming
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
American Scumbags is a sleaze/trash/exploitation film featuring three interconnected stories revolving around heroin addicted hitman/drug dealer Johnny, sadistic psychopathic convict Billy, and drug kingpin Chester.
The film takes the viewer deep into a seedy underworld where crime & drugs rule.
American Scumbags released in December of 2016. The Crime exploitation is written and directed by filmmaker and director, Dakota Bailey. He’s also directed Scumbags: A Day In The Life Of A Drug Dealer and My Master Satan: 3 Tales of Drug Fueled Violence.
Starring in the cast alongside Dakota Bailey (who portrays Johnny):
- Darien Fawkes (Billy)
- Fred Epstein (Chester)
- L.B. (Wheelin’ Deals)
- Nick Benning (Lucifer)
- Bianca Valentino (Angel)
- Katy Katzar (the Ex)
- Bill Chaffer (the Boyfriend)
- Laura Ray
Lucifer owes Chester money. He sends Johnny, his right-hand man, to confront Lucifer. He threatens to kill him if he doesn’t pay.
Billy finds out his ex-girlfriend has moved on to a new relationship. He hunts down the new boyfriend. He also stalks his ex.
Wheelin’ Deals is a homeless war vet looking for his next drink and meal. He runs into Teddy, a sexual predator who was recently released from prison.
A woman needs crack so she visits Chester. But she gets more than she bargained for.
Chester puts a hit out on Johnny. He agrees to erase Billy’s debt if he kills him. This turns out to backfire on Chester.
American Scumbags has a great pitch. It takes you into the underbelly of drugs and crime, telling its story from the count of each character. Dakota Bailey takes a no-bars path in his sleaze, trash exploitation.
Everything is ruthless, and no mercy given. This a great aspect of having when it comes to cinema. This is one quality that sets a director apart from the rest. This gives a film advantage over the rest in its genre.
American Scumbags cinematography is shaky and hazy. The acting and special effects are mediocre.
American Scumbags released December 8, 2016.
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