Modus Operandi (2009/2010)

Modus Operandi

A scene from MODUS OPERANDI, a film directed by Frankie Latina and and presented by Sasha Grey.

Opened: 09/10/2010 Limited

Limited09/10/2010
IFC Center09/10/2010 - 09/16/20107 days
DVD02/14/2012

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Genre: Crime Thriller

Rated: Unrated

Short Synopsis

Modus Operandi, directed by Frankie Latina, is a comical homage to low budget, exploitation-style films of the 1970s. Rich in humour and irony , Modus Operandi tells the story of a desperate but dangerous Black Ops C.I.A. agent, Stanley Cashay, who is on a mission to seek revenge on the man who murdered his wife. Along the way, Cashey encounters rutheless double crossing operatives, shocking acts of violence and torture and a constant bestowment of kinky sexual activity. Latina creates an amusing world of extreme good and bad; all culminating in an ultimate showdown that proves to be as original and memorable as any ending from this genre's celebrated history.

Long Synopsis

Two briefcases with mysterious contents are stolen from top Presidential candidate Squire Parks, setting off a deadly series of double-crosses and betrayals. Desperate warring factions of subterranean organizations will stop at nothing to gain possession of the sensitive material. A covert branch of the CIA calls on notorious Black Ops agent Stanley Cashay (Randy Russell,) who has been in a semi-comatose twilight since the murder of his wife. Cashay is offered the identity of his wife's killer in exchange for locating and returning the cases.

Agent Cashay uses the most dangerous weapons at his command, the telephone and his reputation, to unleash a bizarre assortment of operatives, including the deliciously sleazy Casey Thunderbird and exotic Tokyo-based special agent Black Licorice. Along with scores of other beguiling rogues, they initiate a horrifying chain of events, including ruthless torture and brutal killings. When Cashay is finally in possession of the stolen materials, the contents of the briefcases shock even him, and he makes a decision that will change the course of history.

Cashay then sets the wheels in motion for bitter revenge and harsh justice, but not before the entire operation is nearly derailed as merciless underworld forces fight back. The final chapters play out as an increasingly surreal vision of modern reality, skirting the edge of sanity and culminating with the wrath of the powerful Director Holiday (Danny Trejo), a man who would put the fear of God into God Himself.