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Buck Compton just wrapped up one of the best movie villain roles of all time on the FX Channel’s “Justified” Season 3. It’s too bad we won’t be seeing him again, but hey, them’s the breaks. You will be able to see the man who played Buck on “Band of Brothers” when “The Philly Kid” opens May 11 in theaters, as part of the After Dark Action line-up. Too bad they basically gave away ol Buck’s fate in the movie in the trailer. Oh well. Check out said new trailer and poster for the film, starring Neal McDonough, below.
On the same night that he was crowned an NCAA wrestling champion, Dillon McCabe (Wes Chatham) was involved in the killing of a cop and then sentenced to fifteen years of prison. Ten years later, Dillon is paroled back onto the streets of his run-down Baton Rouge neighborhood. Before he can pick up the pieces of his life, his best friend gets in trouble with a vicious loan shark. To get the money to free him, Dillon must return to fighting – this time, mixed martial arts. But his quick, brutal success gets him into more trouble than ever. And after three vicious triumphs, he discovers that his real opponent is a corrupt system that requires him to do the impossible: lose.
Also starring Wes Chatham, Sarah Butler, Lucky Johnson, Chris Browning and Devon Sawa, who got really ripped all of a sudden and had a recurring role as a Terminator-like asskicker on the CW’s “Nikita”.
Directed by Jason Connery.