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The FP (2012)



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In a dystopian future, a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park ('The FP') in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revelation." After hometown hero BTRO is slain on the dance platform by thug leader L Dubba E, his protégé younger brother JTRO (Jason Trost) goes into isolation, vowing never to duel again. One year later, The FP is in ruins, and JTRO must find the courage to return and restore order in a ruthless battle for revenge that can only leave one man dancing. From the producers of Paranormal Activity and featuring narration by James Remar (The Warriors), THE FP is a fury of fierce footwork, triumphant montages and neon street wear that Moviefone calls "a rare ready-made cult hit." -- (C) Drafthousemore
Rating: R (for pervasive language, sexual content, some nudity and brief drug material)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jason Trost, Brandon Trost
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 19, 2012
Box Office: $40.6k
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Lee Valamassy
as L Dubba E
Art Hsu
as KC/DC
James DeBello
as Beat Box Busta Bill
Dov Tiefenbach
as Triple Decka 1K
Sean Whalen
as Stacy's Dad
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Critic Reviews for The FP

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (8)

Rather than crafting a movie that's so bad it's good, writer-director brothers Jason and Brandon Trost have come up with something that's just plain bad -- and boring, and repetitive.

Full Review… | March 22, 2012
Associated Press
Top Critic

"The FP" so desperately wants to be cultishly admired for its bad-taste rollout of wacko characters, ugly costumes and vulgar slang that it forgets to be genuinely offbeat or funny.

Full Review… | March 16, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

You need to find a room full of people who get the joke and see this movie there, because audiences will be laughing so hard they'll be screaming.

Full Review… | March 15, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

It falls all over itself to lampoon its midnight-movie forebears even as it borrows their contrivances.

Full Review… | March 15, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

"The FP" works best as an operatic parody of mixed genres with lunacy on the fringes.

Full Review… | March 15, 2012
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Neither obliviously dreadful enough to be "so bad it's good,'' nor intentionally tongue-in-cheek enough to be funny.

Full Review… | March 15, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The FP

In the future rival gangs fight for control of a lawless suburban town, gaining power and street cred by winning dance video game duels. You have to give THE FP credit for playing the goofy idea straight, but unfortunately the overall message seems to be that the wannabe gangsters of the apocalypse will be just as annoying as today's youth are.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

Shit's tough in the FP.

Aaron Neuwirth

Super Reviewer

The FP Quotes

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