A tough private eye takes a job retrieving a case containing a mysterious secret. Bullets, fists, and blood fly as he fights through an army of thugs to protect the secret.
Genre – Action
Executive Producer – Walter Josten
Director(s) – Russell Mulcahy
Writer(s) – Mark Hosack
Cast – Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames and Elsa Pataky
Blue Rider’s Role – Arranged bridge financing, executive producers
Distributor(s) – Hannibal Pictures and William Morris Entertainment
Release Date – 2009
“I got the vibe and I loved it. Part noir, part ballistic action, part black comedy and part ultra violent and stylised comic book infused mayhem, Give Em Hell Malone certainly mashes its genres but with a committed cast and director who embrace the outrageous nature and a frenetic pace that never falters over the 90 minute run time, this is an ultra-violent good time.”
–Andrew Skeates, Cool Target
“Give ’em Hell, Malone isn’t exactly a genre parody, nor is it a film that’s meant to be taken all that seriously; it recalls something like Black Dynamite in its ability to play straight but at the same time pay tribute to a genre of old, but Malone also strays from straight genre convention throughout, certainly tipping its hat to and playing as a throwback Noir picture, but the movie’s excellent integration of slick action pieces and bloody special effects gives it a unique and altogether entertaining tone that’s quite unlike anything else out there. The result is a movie that, like Universal Soldier: Regeneration, is a much better film than the dreaded “DTV” label saddles it with. Director Russell Mulcahy’s (Resident Evil: Extinction) film is a must-see for Action aficionados and a veritable classic-in-the-making when considered strictly against its DTV brethren.”
–Martin Liebman, Blu-ray.com
Executive Producers: Walter Josten (won Emmy for The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie), Martin J. Barab, Patricia Eberle, Oscar Generale, Jeff, Geoffray, Rich Cowan (three wins and a nomination for The Basket and The River Murders) and Amanda Speca.
Producers: Erik Anderson, Richard Salvatore, Richard Rionda Del Castro, Johnny Martin (three noms for Prison Break, Gone in 60 Seconds and X: First Class) and Brian Oliver (Independent Spirit award and 15 noms for Black Swan, Rush, Hacksaw Ridge and The Ides of March).