Down the Barrel (2003) from Tuna

Down the Barrel (2003 video) is waiting for 5 votes at IMDB. It is also waiting for a cast list, plot description, reviews, and anything else there.

It is the story of a young woman, Tara Price, who escapes an abusive stepfather and comes to Hollywood to become a star. Her first day, a street bum steals her suitcase with everything she owns. A starving, tortured artist, Matthew Grant Godbey, offers her a place to stay. He is not without problems of his own, which include gambling debts, a history as a gay prostitute, and a former lover who is powerful, connected, and wants him back. One of his creditors owns a strip club, but is in debt to the former lover, who applies pressure on him to get Godbey back. Eventually, Tara Price is forced to work at the strip club. She narrates the story from behind jail cell bars.

Also look for Luke Perry of 90210 fame as Godbey's best friend, and a gay male hooker.


Jade shows breasts and buns as a hooker in the strip club. 

This is a real stinker start to finish. Price eventually warms to the role, but Godbey won't ever let her close to him, and is a sleaze, such that you can't identify with and root for him. The 4/3 transfer is nothing special, and I found the ending especially irritating.

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The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this is a D. Take a pass on this one.

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