Homefront (2013) Review


Homefront is a 2013 American action crime thriller film directed by Gary Fleder, written by Sylvester Stallone and released nationwide in theaters on November 27.


Based on the 2005 novel Homefront, the film stars Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, and Kate Bosworth. Filming began on October 1, 2012 in New Orleans.


Two years after the raids of a gang's methamphetamine laboratory where his cover was blown, retired DEA Agent and U.S. war veteran, Phil Broker (Jason Statham) and his daughter Maddy (Izabela Vidovic) have moved to a small Louisiana town where Maddy's deceased mother grew up.


Maddy gets into a schoolyard fight with a bully named Teddy Klum (Austin Craig); when Broker comes to the school, Teddy's hostile father, Jimmy (Marcus Hester), picks a fight with him and loses. Teddy's mother, Cassie (Kate Bosworth), later asks her brother, a drug dealer named Gator Bodine (James Franco), to scare Broker.


Broker fights off a few of Gator's thugs at a gas station when they threaten him. While he and Maddy later go horse riding, Gator breaks into their house.


He deduces from old personnel files that Broker was the undercover cop responsible for the arrest of Danny T (Chuck Zito) in the raid two years earlier, which also resulted in the death of Danny T's son Joey. Hoping to get a wider distribution for the drugs he manufactures, Gator tips off Danny T, who sends members of his gang to kill Broker.

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