Edward Furlong, David Boreanaz, Tara Reid, Marcus Chong, Danny Trejo (mitico caratterista indiano!) oltre alle comparsate di Macy Gray e di uno spaesato Dennis Hopper. Chi ha fatto il casting deve essere un genio. Sul serio: se mi avessero chiesto di selezionare gli attori per il peggior film della storia, non avrei saputo scegliere di meglio.
Non c'è neppure bisogno di dire che con simili nomi il capolavoro è assicurato; il risultato infatti è The Cult, titolo italiano per The Crow: Wicked Prayer, quarto capitolo della serie.
Quattro fessi si ispirano ai cavalieri dell'apocalisse e si uniscono ad una fessa (Tara) con il mai chiarito intento di avere vendetta di qualcosa/qualcuno e/o evocare il diavolo e/o andare al diavolo. La trama è un po' confusa sulle questioni di vendette incrociate e sulla storia del casinò/miniera/whatever indiano sul terreno sacro o quel che è; e poi, diamine, eravamo tutti colti da sindrome di Stendal di fronte a tanta magnificenza...
Ad ogni modo, i cinque accoppano Furlong (bastardi! volevo farlo io!) e la sua fidanzata (ragazza di buon gusto...); neanche a dirlo il nostro eroe ritorna corvizzato dall'oltretomba perché sì e si fa giustizia. Nel mezzo la strana storia del più stupido consiglio delle tribù che i nativi d'America ricordino.
Poetiche le prove attoriali di tutti, very very trendy la regia e il montaggio, dialoghi brillanti neanche fossero stati scritti da Borghezio, dolorose citazioni cinematografiche e letterarie (mi dicono che Poe rivuole indietro la sua dignità), patetiche scene di lotta ed un buon numero di momenti da storia del trash (Guerra che combatte ricoperto di candelotti di dinamite, Pestilenza che se la prende con l'edilizia pubblica, i festaioli che non se ne vanno neanche quando comincia la sparatoria, la democratica squadra armata della riserva perennemente indecisa e che arriva sempre dopo la puzza...)
Bello, bello, bello.
Voto: 2 (un buon 7 sul trashometro - ne vogliamo ancora!)
Nome di battesimo: McIntyre, Natalie
Data di nascita: 6 September 1970
Altezza: 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Coniuge: Tracy Hinds::(1996 - 1998) (divorced) 2 children
- Idlewild (2006) .... [attrice]
- The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) .... Cara Mia [attrice]
- Domino (2005) .... Lashandra Davis [attrice]
- Lackawanna Blues (2005) (TV) .... Pauline [attrice]
- Shadowboxer (2005) .... Neisha [attrice]
- Around the World in 80 Days (2004) .... Sleeping French Woman [attrice]
- Purple Rain: Backstage Pass (2004) (V) .... (special thanks) [misc]
- Straight from the Projects: Rappers That Live the Lyrics - 3rd Ward, New Orleans (2004) (V) .... (executive producer) [produttore]
- Gang of Roses (2003) .... Black Haired Woman [attrice]
- Macy Gray: Custom Concert (2003) (TV) .... Performer [attrice]
Trivia random: Fan of 'Benicio del Toro'
Crow: Wicked Prayer, The (2005)
Regista: Lance Mungia
Scrittore: Norman Partridge, James O'Barr
Genere: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Valutazione: 3.7/10 (833 voti)
Durata: 99 min
- Yuji Okumoto .... Pestilence
- Marcus Chong .... War
- Tito Ortiz .... Famine
- Tara Reid .... Lola Byrne
- David Boreanaz .... Luc Crash/Death/Satan
- Rosemberg Salgado .... The Priest
- Edward Furlong .... Jimmy Cuervo/The Crow
- Emmanuelle Chriqui .... Lilly
- Danny Trejo .... Harold
- Dave Ortiz .... Tanner (as Dave L. Ortiz)
Set in the Southwest, "Prayer" tells the story of ex-con Jimmy Cuervo (Furlong) and his girlfriend, Lily (Chriqui), who are murdered by Luc Crash (Boreanaz) and his satanic gang Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as part of a ritual for Crash to become an immortal demon.
Trivia random: Dimension gave this film a token one week release on one screen before being released on DVD.
Data di nascita: 8 July 1967
- The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) .... War [attore]
- The Matrix (1999) .... Tank [attore]
- High Freakquency (1998) .... Jordan Barnes [attore]
- Pure Danger (1996) .... Freethrow [attore]
- Panther (1995) .... Huey Newton [attore]
- Vanishing Son (1994) (TV) .... Fu Qua Johnson (as Marcus S. Chong) [attore]
- Vanishing Son II (1994) (TV) .... Fu Qua [attore]
- Vanishing Son IV (1994) (TV) .... Fu Qua (as Marcus S. Chong) [attore]
- American Heart (1992) .... Terry Cosmos [attore]
- Flight of Black Angel (1991) (TV) .... Dragonfly [attore]
Trivia random: Much like how Crispin Glover didn't appear in Back to the Future Part II due to salary disputes, he also refused to do The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. The studio offered him $250,000 but he demanded $500,000. His characer Tank was killed off between The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, and Harold Perrineau took the part of the operator.
Data di nascita: 8 November 1975
Altezza: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
- Land of Canaan (2006) .... Amy [attrice]
- Alone in the Dark (2005) .... Aline Cedrac [attrice]
- The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) .... Lola Byrne [attrice]
- Incubus (2005) .... [attrice]
- Silent Partner (2005) .... Dina [attrice]
- Knots (2004) .... Emily [attrice]
- Devil's Pond (2003) .... Julianne Olsen [attrice]
- My Boss's Daughter (2003) .... Lisa Taylor [attrice]
- Van Wilder (2002) .... Gwen Pearson [attrice]
- American Pie 2 (2001) .... Vicky Lathum [attrice]
Born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA on November 8, 1975. She got her career start at six, when she appeared on a children's game show called "Child's Play" (1982). Later, she appeared in commercials for Jell-O, McDonald's, and Crayola. She attended the Professional Children's School in New York City. Her classmates included Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jerry O'Connell, Macaulay Culkin, and Ben Taylor. After several career moves, she became known after her role as Bunny, in The Big Lebowski (1998).
Trivia random: Was once considered as Hollywood's ultimate Party girl.
Citazione random: "It would be the ultimate dream for me to win an Academy Award, be in love and have kids. Then I would say, 'Life is great! I have done everything I wanted.' I keep trying to get closer to that. I also think when that happens, people will finally leave me alone."
Nome di battesimo: Boreanaz, David Patrick
Data di nascita: 16 May 1969
Altezza: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Coniuge: Jaime Bergman::(24 November 2001 - present) 1 child, Ingrid Quinn::(June 1997 - 1999) (divorced)
- "Bones" (2005) .... Special Agent Seeley Booth [attore]
- The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) .... Luc Crash/Death/Satan [attore]
- The Hard Easy (2005) .... Roger Hargitay [attore]
- Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (VG) .... Squall Leonhart (voice) [attore]
- Mr. Fix It (2005) .... Lance Valenteen [attore]
- These Girls (2005) .... Keith Clark [attore]
- I'm with Lucy (2002) .... Luke [attore]
- Kingdom Hearts (2002) (VG) .... Squall Leonhart (Leon) (voice) [attore]
- Valentine (2001) .... Adam Carr [attore]
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000) (VG) .... Angel (voice) [attore]
David was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Philadelphia. At the young age of seven he decide to be an actor which eventually led him to study acting at Ithaca College in New York. After graduating from college David moved to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in the movies. After some uncredited roles he received his first important role as Kelly's boyfriend in the series "Married... with Children" (1987). After three seasons of playing Angel in the hit series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997), he received his own spin-off show titled "Angel" (1999/I).
Trivia random: Was discovered while walking his dog.
Citazione random: [When told that Amy Acker told a reporter that he sometimes flashes his fellow stars:] "Yeah, I pull my trousers down in the middle of a serious take to see if they can keep a straight face. I need to lighten the moment, I guess."
Data di nascita: 16 May 1944
Altezza: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Coniuge: Debbie Trejo::(? - present) 2 children
- Hood of Horror (2006) .... Derelict [attore]
- Jack's Law (2006) .... (producer) [produttore]
- Living the Dream (2006) .... Chuck [attore]
- Nice Guys (2006) .... (producer) [produttore]
- Richard III (2006) .... [attore]
- TV: The Movie (2006) .... [attore]
- Valley of Angels (2006) .... Hector [attore]
- All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos (2005) .... Vargas Diaz [attore]
- El Camino del diablo (2005/II) .... El Negro [attore]
- Chasing Ghosts (2005) .... Carlos Santiago [attore]
A child drug addict and criminal, Danny Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses, he successfully completed a 12-step rehabilitation program that changed his life. While speaking at a Cocaine Anonymous meeting in 1985, Trejo met a young man who later called him for support. Trejo went to meet him at what turned out to be the set of Runaway Train (1985). Trejo was immediately offered a role as a convict extra, probably because of his tough tattooed appearance. Also on the set was a screenwriter who did time with Trejo in San Quentin. Remembering Trejo's boxing skills, the screenwriter offered him $350 per day to train the actors for a boxing match. Director Andrei Konchalovsky saw Trejo training Eric Roberts and immediately offered him a featured role as Roberts' opponent in the film. Trejo has subsequently appeared in many other films, usually as a tough criminal or villain.
Trivia random: Cousin of director Robert Rodriguez.
Citazione random: [of on-set competition between actors] "I've watched so many of those kinds of things turn bad, and the last thing you want to do is compete with somebody, 'cause he might be a sore loser."
Nome di battesimo: Furlong, Edward Walter
Data di nascita: 2 August 1977
Altezza: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
- Canes (2006) .... [attore]
- Living & Dying (2006) .... Sam [attore]
- Nice Guys (2006) .... Tye [attore]
- The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) .... Jimmy Cuervo/The Crow [attore]
- Cruel World (2005) .... Philip Markham [attore]
- Intermedio (2005) .... Malik [attore]
- Jimmy and Judy (2005) .... Jimmy Wright [attore]
- Venice Underground (2005) .... Gary [attore]
- The Visitation (2005) .... Brandon Nichols [attore]
- 3 Blind Mice (2003) .... Thomas Cross [attore]
Born in Glendale, California, Furlong had no acting ambitions until he was approached by casting agent Mali Finn, who was looking for a young actor to play the role of John Conner in the box office hit Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Finn instantly recognized his ability, and suggested him for the part, feeling that he could hold his own playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.For his career starting role, Furlong earned an MTV movie award for best breakthrough role, and a saturn Sci-Fi award for best young actor. From there, Furlong took an unconventional route through Hollywood, which led to his working with some of the top people in the business, both studio and independent films. His work has included starring opposite Jeff Bridges in American Heart (1992) for which he was nominated for an IFP Spirit award for best supporting actor. He has also starred in A Home of Our Own (1993) with Kathy Bates, Little Odessa (1994) with Tim Roth, The Grass Harp (1995) with Walter Matthau and Barbet Schroder's Before and After (1996).He also starred opposite Edward Norton in Tony Kaye's controversial and gripping drama American History X (1998) and in the hit comedy Pecker (1998). More recently, Furlong has been opposite Willem Dafoe in the prison drama Animal Factory (2000), directed by Steve Buscemi. He recently starred in Pupi Avati's 11th century tale, Cavalieri che fecero l'impresa, I (2001) ("The Knights of the Quest").
Trivia random: He reprised his Terminator 2 character, John Connor, for the theme park attraction T2-3D, a short film filmed in a new 3-D process that makes the film really appear to jump out at you.
Citazione random: "I enjoy playing people that are totally different than me. It's a challenge to get inside these people's heads and wonder why they would have these beliefs."
Data di nascita: 17 May 1936
Altezza: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Coniuge: Victoria Duffy::(13 April 1996 - present) 1 child, Katherine La Nasa::(17 June 1989 - April 1992) (divorced) 1 child, Daria Halprin::(1972 - 1976) (divorced) 1 child, Michelle Phillips::(31 October 1970 - 8 November 1970) (divorced), Brooke Hayward::(1961 - 1969) (divorced) 1 child
- 10th & Wolf (2006) .... Matello [attore]
- America (2006) .... [attore]
- Americano (2005) .... Riccardo [attore]
- The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) .... El Niño [attore]
- "E-Ring" (2005) .... Col. Eli McNulty [attore]
- Hoboken Hollow (2005) .... Sheriff Greer [attore]
- House of 9 (2005) .... Father Duffy [attore]
- Land of the Dead (2005) .... Kaufman [attore]
- Mem-o-re (2005) .... Max Lichtenstein [attore]
- Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits (2004) (V) .... (segment "Victory") [attore]
Multi-talented and unconventional actor / director regarded by many as one of the true "enfant terribles" of Hollywood who has led an amazing cinematic career for more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was born on May 17, 1936, in Dodge City, Kansas. The young Hopper expressed interest in acting from a young age and first appeared in a slew of 1950s TV shows, including "Medic" (1954), "Cheyenne" (1955) and "Sugarfoot" (1957). His first film role was in Johnny Guitar (1954), which was quickly followed by roles in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Giant (1956) and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). Hopper actually became good friends with James Dean and was shattered when Dean was killed in a car crash in September, 1955.Hopper portrayed a young Napoleon Bonaparte (!) in the star-spangled The Story of Mankind (1957) and regularly appeared on screen throughout the 1960s, often in rather undemanding parts, usually as a villain in westerns such as True Grit (1969) and Hang 'Em High (1968). However, in early 1969 Hopper, fellow actor Peter Fonda and writer Terry Southern wrote a counterculture road movie script and managed to scrape together $400,000 in financial backing. Hopper directed the low-budget film, titled Easy Rider (1969), starring Fonda, Hopper and a young Jack Nicholson. The film was a phenomenal box-office success, appealing to the anti-establishment youth culture of the times. It changed the Hollywood landscape almost overnight and major studios all jumped onto the anti-establishment bandwagon, pumping out low-budget films about rebellious hippies, bikers, draft dodgers and pot smokers. However, Hopper's next directorial effort, The Last Movie (1971), was a critical and financial failure, and he has admitted that during the 1970s he was seriously abusing various substances, both legal and illegal, which led to a downturn in the quality of his work. He appeared in a sparse collection of European-produced films over the next eight years, before cropping up in a memorable performance as a pot-smoking photographer alongside Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen in Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now (1979). He also received acclaim for his work in both acting and direction for Out of the Blue (1980).With these two notable efforts, the beginning of the 1980s saw a renaissance of interest by Hollywood in the talents of Dennis Hopper, and exorcising the demons of drugs and alcohol via a rehabilitation program meant a return to invigorating and provoking performances. He was superb in Rumble Fish (1983), co-starred in the tepid spy thriller The Osterman Weekend (1983), played a groovy school teacher in My Science Project (1985), was a despicable and deranged drug dealer in River's Edge (1986) and, most memorably, electrified audiences as foul-mouthed Frank Booth in the eerie and erotic David Lynch film Blue Velvet (1986). Interestingly, the offbeat Hopper was selected in the early 1980s to provide the voice of "The StoryTeller" in the animated series of "Rabbit Ears" children's films based upon the works of Hans Christian Andersen!Hopper returned to film direction in the late 1980s and was at the helm of the controversial gang film Colors (1988), which was well received by both critics and audiences. He was back in front of the cameras for roles in Super Mario Bros. (1993), got on the wrong side of gangster Christopher Walken in True Romance (1993), led police officer Keanu Reeves and bus passenger Sandra Bullock on a deadly ride in Speed (1994) and challenged gill-man Kevin Costner for world supremacy in Waterworld (1995). The enigmatic Hopper has continued to remain busy through the 1990s and into the new century with performances in The Night We Called It a Day (2003), The Keeper (2004) and Land of the Dead (2005).As well as his acting / directing talents, Hopper is a skilled photographer and painter, having had his works displayed in galleries in both the US and overseas. He is additionally a dedicated and knowledgeable collector of modern art and has one of the most extensive collections in the US.
Trivia random: Provided the narration for the Gorillaz song 'Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head'.
Citazione random: "I've been sober now for 18 years. With all the drugs, psychedelics and narcotics I did, I was [really] an alcoholic. Honestly, I only used to do cocaine so I could sober up and drink more. My last five years of drinking was a nightmare. I was drinking a half-gallon of rum with a fifth of rum on the side, in case I ran out, 28 beers a day, and three grams of cocaine just to keep me moving around. And I thought I was doing fine because I wasn't crawling around drunk on the floor." - Quote from 2001.