LET THE DEVIL WEAR BLACK (Movie)
Hamlet in contemporary Los Angeles. A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.
A faithful family retainer to Jack's late father. He is supportive and helpful to Jack, and cries when Jack is dying in his arms.
Interesting film, and very dark-literally. Alleys, bars, graveyards, strip clubs and streets of L.A.--all at night. Good supporting role for JB, as his character throws himself into aiding young Jack with information, a helping hand, and fists or guns against his enemies.
Flattering maroon shirt and black leather jacket, with a beret-type cap.
"A first-rate ensemble cast and genuinely clever reworkings of Shakespearean plot devices are the major selling points for Let the Devil Wear Black, a noirish "Hamlet" modernization by indie helmer Stacy Title ("The Last Supper"). slickly produced free-form version should provide a pleasant surprise for venturesome video renters and pay cable viewers. Jonathan Banks is a standout as the kind of guy who knows where all the bodies are buried (because he buried most of them himself)." Joe Leydon, Variety, June 28-July 11, 1999, p. 74.
" an awkward but effective adaptation of Shakespeare's dysfunctional-family play, set in contemporary, seedy Los Angeles. The film's screenwriter, Jonathan Penner, also plays the lead role. Penner is unfortunately no star, but thanks to the connections he and director/wife Stacy Title have made, they put together a sturdy and interesting cast " Chris Riemenschneider (American-Statesman Staff) Austin Film Festival review, posted October 11, 1999, Austin 360.com.
(About Uncle Carl) "He's a two watt."
(At strip club) "I don't wanna be here."
(To dying Jack) "I coulda kept you safe."