From producer John Singleton (Hustle and Flow, Four Brothers) comes the intense action-thriller about one Latino family’s quest for honor and revenge. When the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a young man and his mother turn the tables on the killers in this hard-hitting story fueled by deadly feuds and a lethally escalating game of cat and mouse.
Directed by Franc. Reyes (Empire) and starring Rick Gonzales (Coach Carter, “Reaper”), Wanda De Jesus (“CSI: Miami”), Dania Ramirez (X-Men, “Heroes”) and renowned recording artist Tego Calderon (“Los Mate,” “Chillin'”), Illegal Tender has been called “An homage to gangster movies like Scarface” by Christy Lemire, Associated Press.
BONUS FEATURES: The Illegal Tender DVD is loaded with extras that go inside the making of the film including:
— Deleted Scenes
— The Making of Illegal Tender: Go behind-the-scenes as this compelling, non-stop action-thriller unfolds before the cameras as “Hustle and Flow” producer John Singleton works hand-in-hand withÂ screenwriter and director Franc. Reyes
— Music Video: “Dame Dame” music video by Que No featuring Dicky Ranking and Abusivo
— Making of “Dame Dame” Music Video
SYNOPSIS: Producer John Singleton (Four Brothers, Hustle & Flow) and writer/director Franc. Reyes (Empire) join forces to tell the story of one Latino family’s quest for honor and revenge. Wilson De Leon, Jr. (Rick Gonzalez) is an exceptional college student with an adoring girlfriend (Dania Ramirez), doting mother (Wanda De Jesus) and a future full of promise. But when the ghosts from his mother’s past come back to haunt his present, he comes to understand the true meaning of his mother’s motto to “Always Protect the Family” and the ultimate sacrifice paid by his deceased father. Now, in a battle fueled by family ties and blood feuds, it becomes very clear what happens when anyone tries to come between this son and his mother.
Street Date: December 18, 2007
Pre-Order Close: November 13, 2007
Copyright: 2007 All Rights Reserved Universal Studios
Selection Number: 61102663 WS
Running Time: 1 hour 48 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layers
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: R for violence, language, and some sexuality
Languages/Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1