Trailer for Sam Worthington’s 2005 crime film PROS AND EX-CONS, hitting DVD June 11 in the U.S.

Trailer for Sam Worthington’s 2005 crime film PROS AND EX-CONS, hitting DVD June 11 in the U.S.

These days Sam Worthington is a hot Hollywood property, appearing in big-budget movies like AVATAR, TERMINATOR: SALVATION, CLASH OF THE TITANS, and the upcoming sequel WRATH OF THE TITANS. It’s safe to say Worthington is a big star, though I’ve been pretty vocal about my own feelings toward his talent… or lack of it. Regardless, he’s a hot commodity, but didn’t necessarily start out that way. Sam has actually been starring in various films since 2000, many of which were made in his own homeland of Australia. One of the flicks he made there was PROS AND EX-CONS (the original title was FINK!), which was reportedly produced for just a few hundred thousand dollars. You can see the (I’m assuming) Aussie home video poster above, obviously made to capitalize on Sam’s American success.  It’s written, produced and directed by Tim Boyle, who complained that the version released years ago in Australia was sloppy and not the director’s cut he intended. Maple Pictures and Lions Gate is planning on releasing the film on DVD here come June 7, so the U.S. market will have another Sam Worthington movie to watch… because that’s what we all want, right? Check out the short trailer below to get a taste of the low-budget action. I have to wonder if Worthington wants this getting out over here, since it’s obviously nowhere near the quality of his more recent films. I give Sam a hard time on here, not because I have anything against him, but just that he’s a very obvious product of Hollywood – an actor that is more forced on us that actually damanded by audiences. PROS AND EX-CONS co-stars Steve Bastoni, John Boxer, Jason Crewes, Brett Stiller, Ben Dalton, Selwyn Pretorius, Brian Cobb, Tamara Cook, David Wheeler, and John Schwarz. Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Synopsis: After completing their job, two ex-cons, are quickly informed that they have assassinated the wrong individual. With the stakes high they must quickly correct their mistake before covers are blown and innocent lives are lost.

PROS AND EX-CONS hits DVD on June 7, 2011

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