Kern Saxton who wrote, produced, directed and even edited "Sushi Girl" did a bloody good job.
With a cast of tough guys and crazy people "Sushi Girl" offers a ride worth taking.
After six years in the gray-bar hotel, rookie thief Fish, (Noah Hathaway), is being released. Unfortunately, he goes from the frying pan into the fire. Tough guy boss Duke, (Tony Todd), sends his henchman to pick Fish up and take him to a celebratory party. It's Fish' coming out party and it's full of old friends sporting party favors.
Fish was left holding the bag of diamonds after a heist ends in a car accident and race to safety. Fish gets picked up and sent to prison for six years, but where did the diamonds go? The group of four robbers want their diamonds back and nothing is too vicious to get back their ill-gotten gains.
Super thug Max, (Andy MacKenzie), takes the first shot at a taped to a chair Fish.
Super crazy Crow, (Mark Hamill) gets the next shot, no dice.
Francis, (James Duval), has a secret and no intention of taking part in this hate-fest.
Duke is running the show with an iron fist and an offer of a delicious dinner of sushi complete with a nude "Sushi Girl" to eat off of.
Flashbacks show what happened during the robbery which explains a lot of the story. The flashbacks are perfect. Often a look backwards is distracting, but not in this film.
"Sushi Girl" gives a bit of an homage to Tarantino with its bloody mess in almost every scene.
A stand out in this film is Mark Hamill. It's great to see him in such a different role. Watching Hamill play a fiend is delightful. Mark could easily play Truman Capote, he would be amazing. However, it's already been announced that he will be in the new "Star Wars" film.
"Sushi Girl" is available on DVD and iTunes. It's one of the best films I've seen this year.
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