They are heavily armed, ruthless and easily outman her, but when a nobody of a young woman, named Pearl (brilliantly played by Dana Patton in her film debut … she also co-wrote the script), decides to take on the drug lords and their minions it is anything but a fair fight.
Not since Paul Kersey decided to single-handedly clean up the streets of New York City in 1974’s Death Wish, starring Charles Bronson, have New Jersey and New York seen anyone quite like Pearl.
Indican Pictures has selected June 9 as the DVD release date for writer/director Guy Patton’s Pearl the Assassin.
Her motivations are revealed in backstory flashbacks as she works her way through the drug gangs that left her for dead. She’s a nobody, just another victim in a meaningless crime … but she’s a nobody with the heart and courage of a tiger and she’s out for revenge.
She spares the life of Erik (Scott Morales — Jersey Shore Massacre), a meth-maker for the mob, in exchange for his help in reaching the inner-circle of the drug-dealing organization that reached out and changed her life forever. It’s a partnership that is all one-sided, he provides information (and remains useful) and she takes care of business … they get the exact same measure of mercy that they showed her.
As with Kersey so many years ago, the police, in the form of Detective John Wyatt (George Morafetis — Limbo, The Shore, Shutterbug, etc.) and his sidekick “Trunks” (Johnathan Fernandez — Director’s Cut, Let’s Make a Movie), have mixed feelings about Pearl.
Yes, it is their job to track this vigilante down, but they sure do admire her work!!!