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Cast: Eric Roberts, Michael Madsen
TROPHY tells the story of men's obsession with power and how far they will go to claim the "PRIZE". Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, led by Gino (Robert Miano) and Cole (Michael Madsen), are vying for control. Danny (Michael Masini), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both. Along the way, he becomes entangled with the beautiful and seductive Angela (Ali Costello), whose relationship with her husband Jake and mob leader Gino makes her the focal point of an intoxicating romantic equation-with deadly consequences. Her dream is to escape the wrath of evil abusive men, and find the love she never knew but always dreamed of. Even in the underworld, sometimes dreams do come true even when it all seems impossible.
"Beyond The Trophy" is a bit of a mixed bag. For starters I liked the cast which consists of Michael Madsen and Eric Roberts. I also liked the story on paper but the execution was flawed. There is a lot going on it the film with a number of different characters involved in a number of different things, that would not be bad but the editing could of been better so it all flowed better.
Acting wise is another hit or miss, I already mentioned that Madsen and Roberts were both good in the film but there is some below average acting in the film as well which drags it down a bit at times. "Beyond The Trophy" is Director, Daniel J. Gillin debut so a lot of the film's flaws can be forgiven, I do look forward to seeing what he has coming out next because he shows a lot of promise with this one.
Story wise there is not anything original here but the film does have its moments. I recommend a watch to all action fans and fans of the film's two lead actors just do not expect a whole lot and you should find it to be a decent watch. The film is available on DVD, you can order it HERE.
I thought the film was worth a watch but I would not return to it for repeat viewings. Still it had some good things going for it and the main cast did a great job so check it out if you get the chance.
Released by Arc Entertainment
** 1/2 Out Of *****