Signature Entertainment presents 80s action-movie homage Showdown at the Grand on digital platforms 13th November.
Proud movie theater owner George Fuller (Terrence Howard) is gearing up for a retrospective featuring fictional action star Claude Luc Hallyday (Dolph Lundgren). But when his beloved cinema, the Warner Grand, suddenly comes under attack by hatchet-wielding ninjas sent by a ruthless corporate developer, the two men take the action off the screen and into the theater.
Starring Terrence Howard (Crash), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV), Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist) and John Savage (The Deer Hunter), Showdown at the Grand is written and directed by Orson Oblowitz (The Queen of Hollywood Blvd). Imagining a world where the movie theater ceased to exist as gentrification overran their neighborhoods, Oblowitz says:
“Showdown at the Grand is a tribute to that dark musty place as well as to movies of the past, that though may have been made on a shoestring budget (not unlike ours), were full of bravado and style, helping us to understand politics, violence, emotions, all the while giving us ninety minutes of respite from all the madness.”