Once Fallen (2009)

Once Fallen





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Tough-as-nails ex-con Chance Ryan (Brian Presley) vows to turn over a new leaf after serving five years in prison, but finds that he may have to sever a limb or two in order to cut his ties to the past. Deep in debt to a menacing gambler (Peter Weller) and firmly under the thumb of a corrupt, trigger-happy cop (director Ash Adams), Chance receives the motivation he needs to atone for his past sins after meeting his son for the very first time, and entering into a romance with a pretty local … More

Rating: R (for violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ash Adams
On DVD: Nov 2, 2010
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as Chance Ryan

as Father (Liam Ryan)

as Agent Rath

as Sonny Coogan

as Leshaun

as Dr. Froman

as Conrad Nord

as Beat Age 8

as Benny Dea
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A nicely done feature with a good storyline. This was a good Indie film with some really good actors... Ed Harris, Taraji P. Henson, Brian Presley, and Peter Weller. The pace may have been slow in moments, but I thought that it was effective, and in tune with the overall film. This movie makes you believe again in second chances. I enjoyed it!

Cynthia S.

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Cast: Brian Presley, Taraji P. Henson, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Peter Weller, Ash Adams, Chad Lindberg, Sharon Gless, Keegan Thomas, Peter Greene, Richard Tyson

Director: Ash Adams

Summary: After getting out of prison, Chance (Brian Presley) wants nothing other than to lead a law-abiding life. But living links to his criminal past -- including his still-imprisoned father, Liam (Ed Harris) -- conspire to pull Chance in the opposite direction. At the same time that he's trying to fashion a new place for himself in society, Chance must also absorb the recently acquired knowledge that he's the father of a 5-year-old boy.

My Thoughts: "One intense, dark, and gritty film. It gets right to it in the beginning and never lets up. Brian Presley (who I haven't seen in a film since I don't know when) and Ed Harris give great emotional performances. This film also has a solid supporting cast as well. It's a dark and honestly raw family story that I'm sure some of it's audience can relate to. I'm a fan of Indie films, and this has to one of my favorite Indie drama's I have seen this year. The film deserves better ratings then what it has received. See this, if only for the performances by Ed Harris and Brian Presley alone."


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Ed Harris stars as a husband and father who loses it and beats his wife, who leaves him. HIs son, Chance, goes to jail, gets out 20 years later. His father is still in jail when Chance is released... [watching this movie right now]

Teresa S

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