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By • Mar 29th, 2010 •

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Sean Bean easily captivates the audience and brings his virile persona to the forefront.

On March 25th Brenden Theatres & IMAX® in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas presented the premiere of CA$H starring Sean Bean and Chris Hemsworth. Many members of the cast, the director and the producers walked the Red Carpet. There was an After Party at the Palms Moon Nightclub.

Flying in from London, arch-criminal Pyke Kubic (Sean Bean) visits his twin brother Reeve Kubic (Bean) in a Chicago jail. Reeve needs Pyke’s help in retrieving over half a million dollars he stole during a heist. The pursuit by police forced Reeve to throw the suitcase over a bridge into oncoming traffic.

The suitcase hits the station wagon belonging to Sam Phelan (Chris Hemsworth). Sam and his wife Leslie (Red Carpet walker Victoria Profeta) are having big financial problems and cannot pay their mortgage. With the stolen cash they pay their mortgage, buy a $70,000 Land Rover and new furniture.

Knowing that the first thing the finder will do is buy a new car for cash, Pyke easily locates the couple. Pyke’s deadly demeanor prompts Sam and Leslie to give up the money. However, they have spent more than seventy-four thousand dollars.

Pyke, a very thorough criminal, expects the full amount and gives them five days to get the money they spent – in cash. Returning the Land Rover for less than they paid for it, Pyke comes up with some novel ways for them to get more money. And soon, Sam and Leslie are criminals themselves.

I do not know how plausible the plot is – I kept wondering why they didn’t sell that brand new flat screen TV to a friend. Having a deadly serious criminal living in one’s house does come with a strong sense of dread and a foreboding of violence.

This independently-financed film – I sat next to the husband and wife producing team – is lots of fun, clever, and imaginative. Writer-director Stephen Milburn Anderson (premiere attendee) does a good job with his cast – and creatively allows the character of Leslie to express more feisty contradictions than the clueless Sam.

Bean easily captivates the audience and brings his virile persona to the forefront. He should star in more movies like this.

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