The no-budget lovechild of an orgy featuring Starsky, Hutch, Crockett, Tubbs, Tony Montana, and Jackie Brown, Buzzer Beater contributor Damon Agnos and Jason Reids 75-minute buddy cop flick, Haymaker & Sally, was filmed over the course of nine hell-bent-for-leather days in South Central Seattle, with an all-amateur cast comprising the filmmakers acquaintances. With enough crass dialogue to make Tarantino blush and more gunfire than the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan, the film succeeds due to its adroit pacing, silly-but-smart one-liners, a gloriously realized undercurrent of sleaze, and a bearded Special Forces villain (played by Reid himself) whod whoop John Rambo in a staring contest. When filming the pictures climactic shootout near an armored car lot in Georgetown this past Fourth of July, some cast membersdescribed by Agnos in the production notes as often being too drunk to actwere cuffed by an actual SPD SWAT team who mistook them for a gang of armed robbers. (To make matters more surreal, some of those apprehended were dressed as cops.) Life imitating art has a new standard bearer, evidently.
Sat., Oct. 13, 2007