Excerpt: Avery Paul (Glen Gould) is a former boxer picking up trash for work and shooting internet street fights at night for extra cash. It's a barrel-scraping, go-nowhere life, so when a frantic woman offers him $25,000 to find a drug-addicted girl and bring her back to her parents, he agrees.
Summary: With Charlie Zone, I think the production team should have adhered to the principle of “less is more.” Too much work went into maintaining the Jan’s secret so that ultimately you lose interest before the secret is even revealed. That was the other problem, they waited too long to reveal the truth, and the secret that they were hiding turned out to be something that has been seen many times in previous films, making it not worth all the intrigue.
Excerpt: Avery (Glen Gould, Older Than America ) is a former boxer who has hit rock bottom, reduced to taking beatings in underground fight clubs. A family hires him to find their daughter Jan (Amanda Crew, Sex Drive ), who has run away from home and has shacked up with a bunch of drug addicts. Avery gets her out of the crack house and they hit the road. That's when he discovers this girl's connections to the criminal underworld go deeper than he ever guessed.
Conclusion: 'Charlie Zone' is a middling thriller that features a convoluted plot and inconsistent performances. The script tries to blend action/thriller sensibilities with abuse melodrama, but the results are very forced and the modest production values give the whole affair a very small screen feel. The video is solid in several areas, however there are some noticeable artifacts, and while decent, the audio is very basic.
Conclusion: Charlie Zone is an unbalanced film with an unbalanced audio and video presentation. It’s not a very rewarding experience and Anchor Bay gives you no extra material for your efforts. The film thinks it’s a lot cooler and deeper than it is. It’s a very uninteresting movie that thinks it has twists to blow your mind. The only thing that would have blown my mind would have been if something interesting happened. In all honesty, its not a poorly produced film.
Summary: These are very dangerous people. Avery Paul (Glen Gould) is a disgraced ex-athelete who has lost his way in life. Rather than living the life of wealth and fame, he's been reduced to working the docks by day and participating in an underground fighting circuit by night. The matches are broadcast on the Internet, which is enough exposure to catch the attention of a family desperate to retrieve its wayward adopted daughter.