David Ehrlich May 8, 2013
Say what you will about Uwe Boll (the internet always does), but it can’t be denied that the prolific German filmmaker makes movies that nobody else can, will or wants to. His latest film, “Assault on Wall Street,” is absolutely no exception. The most hostile film made about the global financial crisis and the everyday people whose lives it destroyed, “Assault on Wall Street” is the story of one man’s righteous (if ultimately deranged) revenge against the greed machine that broke the world. To learn more, check out our interview with Uwe Boll.
Starring Dominic Purcell as Jim, a good cop cheated of his savings and his future, “Assault on Wall Street” hits theaters and VOD this Friday. In this exclusive clip from the film, things in Jim’s life go from desperate to violent in the blink of an eye.
Official synopsis: A security guard for an armored truck, Jim (Dominic Purcell) is a blue-collar New Yorker who works hard to earn a living. His wages support himself and his wife Rosie (Erin Karpluk), who is on the upswing recovering from a near-fatal illness. Yet things start to fall apart after Rosie’s health insurance stops covering her treatment and Jim’s life savings are lost via a disastrous investment his stockbroker had advised him to make. As a row of professional and personal dominoes falls, Jim is confronted by the realization that, after being abused and exploited by financial institutions for far too long, he has only one choice: to strike back. From the mind of notorious German writer/director Uwe Boll (House of the Dead), ASSAULT ON WALL STREET is excoriating look at the American financial system that is sure to stir up plenty of Occupy-esque sentiment.
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