Lost Empire, LLC has tabbed Feb. 28 as the street date for the DVD debut of writer/director Mark Cantu’s all-action “buddy film,” Elite.
San Antonio, Texas serves as the backdrop for this police-genre thriller that teams NCO agent Lieutenant Abbey Vaughn (Allison Gregory) with the only survivor of a “cold case” involving an elite special ops team that was set up and massacred. His name is Lieutenant Sam Harrigan (Jason Scarbrough — who also co-wrote the script) and of the eight men on that mission, he was the only one to walk away.
No one cares, the case has been filed away; forgotten. Enter Vaughn, something of a rookie at such things, who tries to crack it, and that leads her to Harrigan and an uneasy “buddy” alliance.
The obvious culprit is drug lord Reynaldo Benitez (played by Larry Garza), but as the two work their way through the deadly web of lies and deceit that has gone into the cover up of what actually happened on that fateful day — and who ordered it — the real player calling shots might actually be someone on their side.
One deadly encounter after another, including a to-the-death combat sequence between Harrigan and an enforcer named Merick (played by MMA fighter Mike Dell). Elite is a nifty blend of jaw dropping action and a multi-layered mystery … and nothing is as it seems!