Wednesday, 23 January 2013
DVD review: Parole Violators (1994)
Myles Long (Sean Donahue) is a ex-cop and vigilante. Long has been dismissed from the police force for using violent tactics, and now spends his days tracking down parole violators and filming their discretions as evidence to put them back behind bars. When Chino, the psychotic child-molester that ultimately led to Myles´s dismissal from the force, is paroled., Myles is obsessed with putting him back in prison. To get even with Myles, though, Chino kidnaps someone close to him: his girlfriend, Tracy´s (Pamela Bosley) daughter. With Tracy anxious to join Myles on his mission, the two head out to get back her daughter and end Chino´s criminal ways once and for all. Parole Violators is written Sean Donahue and Patrick G. Donahue who also is the director. Bad acting galore, I mean there is some seriously bad acting in this. Some of the dialogue and acting is so hilarious that I laughed out loud. There is a couple of absurd scenes in this that are just jawdoppingly hilarious. There are also attempts at comic relief and cool one-liners but those are just too silly to work as they are intended. The pacing is high, it´s non stop action. We get martial arts, shootouts and carchases. No gore in this but there are squibs and people bleed when they get hit, kicked and punched. There is no T & A in this.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Digiview Entertainment.
Rating: 2 out of 7. I have trouble giving Parole Violators a fair review as it´s so bad but very entertaining at the same time, reminiscent of David A. Prior´s Deadly Prey. Lots of action and a ton of unintentional comedy in this.