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Original Title :
Dragged Across Concrete
Genre :
Movie / Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
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Directror :
S. Craig Zahler
Cast :
Jennifer Carpenter,Mel Gibson,Vince Vaughn
Writer :
S. Craig Zahler
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Time :
2h 39min
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Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.

Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Online

The script centers on two policemen, one an old-timer (Gibson), the other his volatile younger partner (Vaughn), who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media's cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.
Credited cast:
Jennifer Carpenter Jennifer Carpenter - Kelly Summer
Mel Gibson Mel Gibson - Brett Ridgeman
Vince Vaughn Vince Vaughn - Anthony Lurasetti
Laurie Holden Laurie Holden - Melanie Ridgeman
Michael Jai White Michael Jai White - Biscuit
Don Johnson Don Johnson - Lt. Calvert
Thomas Kretschmann Thomas Kretschmann - Lorentz Vogelmann
Udo Kier Udo Kier - Friedrich
Trezzo Mahoro Trezzo Mahoro - Sbt
Liannet Borrego Liannet Borrego - Rosalinda
Justine Warrington Justine Warrington - Cheryl
Tory Kittles Tory Kittles - Henry Johns
Fred Melamed Fred Melamed - Mr. Edmington
Clare Filipow Clare Filipow - Female Cashier
Andrew Dunbar Andrew Dunbar - Jeffrey

Mel Gibson previously directed Vince Vaughn in Hacksaw Ridge'i lahing (2016). Vaughn's role in Ridge, was originally supposed to be played by Gibson before handing it over.

The first film directed by S. Craig Zahler to receive an official rating from the MPAA. His previous films were released as unrated.

Vince Vaughn, while working with Mel Gibson on Hacksaw Ridge, showed Gibson the screenplay for this film, and talked-up writer/director S. Craig Zahler and his vision. Gibson was responsive to the material and agreed to star immediately.

Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson, and Udo Kier appeared in Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017).

As with most Mel Gibson films that are produced without the backing of a major studio, the film will distributed in Australia by his own company Icon Films.

According to many associated with the production, it was long thought that this film would have a wide theatrical release in the US. However, it was rumored that Lionsgate requested the film be edited down to an "audience friendly" 130 minutes which was met with much disdain from director, S. Craig Zahler. Considering his final cut clause in his contract, Lionsgate opted to release the film in a limited theatrical run and same day digital through Summit Entertainment, mirroring the other Zahler releases. The film stands uncut and unedited at 159 minutes.

User reviews



S. Craig Zahler seems to really love 70/80s movies. He had directed very different genres: Western (Bone tomahawk), Prison films (Brawl in cell 99) and now italo-crime or 'Poliziotteschi' films with this movie (i.e. 'Cani arrabiati' of Mario Bava).

All three movies share a lot, they start slow, they build the character little by little until an irreversible explosion of violence erupts.

I liked this movie, not only because it has a solid acting, cinematography music and action scenes, i love how it evokes me the 80s movie vibe, when everything were simpler than today, it doesn't try to adopt the pseudo-documentary style to explain the character motivations or when it shows action or violence scenes.

Its a production that is not for everyone, some people can argue that the characters are very archetypal, and its true, but i think that is totally intentional and it works quite nicely to incorporate what i think is the main message of the movie: sense of purpose.

In this movie different characters question themselves about the purpose they have, are they doing something else than barely survive? what they need to do to achieve their goals if they have any?, it seems that the only characters that doesn't think twice are the bad guys, they act without remorse, they are blinded by their goals, and that's why someone also can complain about how plain and predictable they antagonists are, since in here they look like pure vehicles to show how having our goals over anything else in live will cost us humanity and transform us into monsters.

Wrapping up, good movie, but the best is the bright future the director has and hopefully others will follow him, i like this type of action movie that doesn't follow the current trend of documentary-like action and script, sometimes I like to suspend my disbelief. I don't need explanations to everything, reality cannot be surpassed, so its better to create stories that wont fully fit in a newspaper, we are willing to fill the gaps.


A sprawling, gritty action noir, gorgeously lit and morally challenging, where, as always, it is survival of whoever, beneath their mask, happens to be the fittest (and the smartest). Potentially one of the most engrossing 158-minute films you'll ever sit through.


Anchored by three brilliant central performances, Dragged Across Concrete is an interesting, unpredictable movie that presents two plots that feel like we've seen them before and then zigs when we expect it to zag. Mel Gibson is a singular voice in cinema, one who is willing to take pulp concepts and craft them into unflinchingly violent features.


S. Craig Zahler is the writer/director to watch. His previous two films, "Bone Tomahawk" and "Brawl in Cell Block 99" were brutal masterpieces, and his latest effort "Dragged Across Concrete" is a welcome addition to his resume.

DAC is filled with the usual hard-boiled characters we've come to expect from Zahler, and Gibson and Vaughan deliver in their roles BIG TIME!!

The film is packed with Zahler's witty dialog and extreme violence. Although more of a slow build then his previous efforts, DAC does dish out some major onscreen carnage. If you're a fan of gritty, no nonsense crime movies, DAC should be right up your alley. .

Unlike other films that feel the need to explain every little angle, DAC lets the viewer fill in the blanks, and I found that very refreshing. And I wasn't bored once during the films epic 159 minute running time. The characters are compelling and the performances are spot on.

Easily Zahler's most accessible work, DAC is awesome and worth checking out if you're a fan of crime thrillers or Gibson. I wasn't disappointed, and you shouldn't be either.

It's a cold, hard world Zahler has built, and I look forward to my next visit to his bleak creation.


Great movie! Definitely a thriller, can't wait to buy the DVD!