3:15 - The Moment of Truth
release year:1985 genre:gang action viewing setting:home VHS, 4/15/99 what I expected:lots of fighting what I got:a dated high school gang ass-kicking movie
synopsis:Ex-gang leader Jeff runs afoul of his old comrades, and eventually has to fight or die.
impressions:This was basically okay, but it had stereotypical characters: the reluctant hero, the backs-out-at-the-last-minute friend, the girlfriend who doesn't understand that you can't just ignore a gang, the gang members who suddenly lose their backbones when the other guys aren't around, the evil friend-turned-enemy. Still, the fights were fairly good and this movie captures the whole teenager-fighting thing well.
acting:Decent enough, for a low-budget movie.
the good:It got my blood pumping, as all good fight movies do.
the bad:Stupid bitch character, dated situations.
final word:Worth seeing, but you should also consider Sean Penn's Bad Boys.
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