#35 – The Sweeper
DIRECTOR: Joseph Merhi
CAST: C. Thomas Howell, Jeff Fahey, Ed Lauter
RUNTIME: 90 min
LASER BLAST FILM SOCIETY SCREENING:
DATE: July 13th, 2016
VENUE: The Royal Cinema
FORMAT: Digital Print
Starring a repugnantly entertaining C. Thomas Howell, THE SWEEPER is a steady parade of outrageous action without the 2nd act lulls that traditionally plague this brand of lunk-headed actioner. And when famed stunt coordinator Spiro Razatos (famous today for his work on The Fast and the Furious films) isn't conducting extraordinary pryo-laden car chases, William Applegate Jr's script serves up deranged Tarantino-esque monologues about breakfast cereal commercials. What is not to relish?
Climaxing with a death-defying prop-plane stunt that interrupts an already maddeningly explosive car chase, the film just might be PM Entertainment's finest hour.