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Cast: Hamilton von Watts [Jack Satin], Melissa Joan Hart [Lauren Wells], Robert Guillaume [Doc Bishop], Michael Cudlitz [Kip Tanner], Alley Mills [Rose Wells], Jackie Debatin [Heaven Carrera], Stacey Travis [Rowanne Sexton], Celeste Thorson [Rocker Jill]
A washed up Vegas lounge singer, Jack Satin (Hamilton von Watts), has no money, no job, and delusional aspirations of fame. When Jack is forced to leave Vegas, he packs up his old Cadillac and hits the road for Atlantic City. But his car dies in the desert and Jack is left stranded in the small town of Lost Springs. There, Jack meets jazz legend turned mechanic, Doc Bishop (Robert Guillaume), who helps him with his car trouble. Although Jack is far from the stage, he begins to find himself feeling at home in the small town. When he meets dreamy eyed bartender, Lauren Wells (Melissa Joan Hart), Jack starts to see there is more to life than chasing fame and fortune. Doc encourages Jack to explore his true love of music, while Lauren provides the audience he has always wanted. But as Jack realizes this town has more to offer him than the bright lights of the big city, his Vegas past catches up with him.
"Satin" benefits from a well written script, a wonderful and talented cast and great direction. You have to admit Jack Satin is a perfect name for a Vegas showman but Jack's fame doesn't last long and before he knows it he is out of work and on the run from loan sharks who will do whatever it takes to get the money Jack owes them back. Out of options Jack decides to head to Atlantic City and get away from Vegas in hopes that maybe his luck will change but on the way his car breaks down and he finds himself in the little town of Lost Springs. After making it to town the first place he stops in is a local bar but his lack of funds in the form of a bad credit card and his obnoxious self get him in some hot water right away, luckily for him him a blond woman is willing to pay his debt but he has to go through a little bondage in return. When he asks about getting a mechanic for his car he meets Doc Bishop who just happens to be a retired Jazz musician and the bar owner herself, Lauren. Like always Jack doesn't make a good first impression on either of these two but as time goes by he begins to change his attitude thanks in part to Doc who teaches him some life lessons and Lauren who he begins to fall for but you know his shady past can't be far behind and just as Jack seems to be getting his mojo back trouble rolls into town. Jack must deal with the loan sharks, his crazy ex-girlfriend who happens to show up as well but his biggest challenge will be winning back Lauren and not losing out on having the one thing he needs the most, true love. "Satin" is an entertaining Independent comedy/romance that is charming and very funny with it's sharp, witty dialogue.
The cast is another reason the film is so much fun, Hamilton von Watts is great as Jack and it is note-worthy to mention that he also co-wrote the script with Director, Christopher Olness. Melissa Joan Hart is wonderful as Lauren, the two show great chemistry as they play off each other. Also Robert Guillaume is terrific as always as Doc, he takes the film to another level and he just about steals every scene he is in. The film is pretty much by-the-book as far as comedy/romance goes and the ending is predictable but for "Satin" it's the journey getting there that matters the most and I have to say it was an enjoyable one. The DVD will be released on March 1st, you can Pre-order it HERE.
Released by Monarch Home Video
*** 1/2 Out Of *****