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Ice Grill, U.S.A.

2009
1h 37m
Crime/Drama/Thriller
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Cast

Connor Fox (Auggie Logan)Denise Ramirez (Claudia Castillo)Tyler Noble (Tommy Napoli)Aaron Mathias (Ken Carlisle)Michael Angelo Ortiz (Cesar Castillo)Mark Kochanowicz (Bobby Logan)Ray McKnight (Louis 'Back in the' Day)Los Jones (Guy To The Guys)Rory Dunwoody (Marc 'The Piss Guy' Bevilaqua)Christopher Cass (Mr. Logan)Kevin Interdonato (Staten Island Eddie)Michael Pemberton (The Cowboy)Gene Bozzi (Gene Tippet)Delia Amaro (Feature Extra)John Antorino (Meatheads Team Captain)Daniel Asher (Karl the Reporter)Clyde Baldo (Dr. Jekyl)Josh Berk (Burke)

Directors

Greg Santarsiero, Mark Bernardi

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Synopsis

"Ice Grill, USA" is a vivid yet stark examination of the pursuit of the American Dream. Set in the multicultural landscape of Atlantic City, NJ, IGU examines class struggle and the acquisition of status in a morally indifferent community. Auggie Logan, the film's noble protagonist, seeks to gain the favor of the neighborhood beauty, Claudia Castillo. As such, he finds himself forced to navigate the treacherous paths of the only two career options available: the black market pharmaceutical drug trade and casino hospitality services. Auggie is torn between the sales pitches of his drug dealer best friend and his corporate sellout brother, all the while struggling to adhere to the blue collar values championed by his father. Besieged on all sides by flashy high rollers like Ali Frazier, The Cowboy and Staten Island Eddie, colorful Cretans like T-Naps and Ken Carlisle, and good people who've lost their way, in "Ice Grill, USA" Auggie Logan sets out to make a name for himself in the city where misery is a company.

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