Deadbeat at Dawn

Deadbeat at Dawn

A FILM BY: Jim Van Bebber
WRITTEN BY: Jim Van Bebber
STARRING: Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber, Megan Murphy

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The absolute definition of DIY filmmaking, DEADBEAT AT DAWN is a cult classic that deserves the moniker -- an indie revenge movie with more thrills and bloody spills than all of Chuck Norris' films combined.

'80s visionary wunderkind Jim Van Bebber wrote, directed, did stunts and makeup FX for and starred in this racuous tale of Goose: a former gang leader whose girlfriend is slaughtered when he leaves the thug life behind. As he's pulled back into the gang during an uneasy alliance with the murdering thugs, Goose exacts his head-crushing revenge...

You will not believe your eyes when you see Van Bebber giving 1,000% during every moment of this film.


"Jim Van Bebber's shot-on-16mm masterpiece came careening out of Dayton, Ohio in 1988 like a runaway lawnmower blade, setting the standard for all nihilist street-gang movies to follow. Visceral, unspeakably violent, and fearless, Van Bebber could have easily lost his life making this film. You may lose yours watching it." -- Austin Film Society

Technical Information

Production Year: 1988
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 80 mins
Format: Digital