Brand : Raymond Martino

Mayhem



Matthew c crisp |

Academy award potential, but sadly just off the radar...

Sadly, the other critics who have watched this film have not seen the true artistic nature of the script and masterly performed roles that i have. there are many forward thinking ideas that others have tried to mimic but failed miserably at. with mayhem we have the classic love story of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy must go through hell to get girl back. our protagonist of the tale, dino the straight laced hit-man, who eats his veggies and despises the evils of the world (much like a certain italian hit-man who did his sit-ups and loved his milk), is raymond martino of pee wee's big adventure fame. dino is a complex character battling not only child molesters and pimps, but his own dark past and regrets. shell-shocked by the loss of his true love rachel, he crosses paths with the idealistic entrepreneur ziggy (robert gallo), who keeps dino busy and well informed, as well as, running a escort business for high profile clients that are usually attended to by his number one escort, misty, the love of his life. dino hired ziggy awhile back to track down his runaway love, and because of dino's reputation as a supreme assassin, ziggy saw the opportunity to possibly capitalize off of the relationship. sometimes ziggy reluctantly goes along on the job, but really does not have the stomach for a hit-man's life. both characters have dreams beyond the slums of hollywood where all the dirt settles. ziggy dreams of alaska, while dino dreams of being reunited with rachel and gets lost in his surreal post-modern artwork that he ponders over sometimes for hours on end. the truth is that mayhem breaks down the levels of the human soul in a way that i have never seen put to film before or after. one can really feel the pains that plague the characters as they heroically put one foot in front of the other. with each passing day they both search for justice in their own twisted nightmare that is life...