Dakota Bailey’s American Scumbags, A Crime, Exploitation

Dakota Bailey’s American Scumbags Film Details DecayMag.com Dakota Bailery. American Scumbags

Director: Dakota Bailey

Writer: Dakota Bailey

Release Date: December 8, 2016

Release Format: Streaming

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Crime

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.


DecayMag,com. Dakota Bailery. American Scumbags

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.

In Conclusion

American Scumbags released December 8, 2016.

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