After losing his daughter to a drug overdose, a broken father begins a vigilante campaign to bring down the white-collar criminals behind the opioid epidemic in Painkiller, starring indie horror icon Bill Oberst, Jr.
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Check out the trailer and read more about the movie below!
Bill Johnson (Oberst Jr.) has suffered the kind of loss that no parent should ever have to; watching his daughter fall victim to the opioid epidemic, which too long went unnoticed. Conversely, Dr. Alan Rhodes, has been leading a lavish lifestyle, thanks to the profits he’s been making from his prescription business. No one is held accountable. So Bill sets out on a campaign targeting those made rich by the suffering of so many. Teaming up with a rogue cop, they set out to dismantle this network of doctors and pharmaceutical executives that continue to devastate families across the country.
The timely and powerful thriller also stars acting veteran Michael Paré (Eddie & the Cruisers, Gangster Land) and takes an unapologetic look at a crisis facing countless American families. Painkiller is available On Demand, Digital, and DVD beginning May 4th.
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Directed by Mark Savage directs from a screenplay he wrote with Tom Parnell.
Painkiller is a gritty thriller that takes a sharp look at those behind a crisis plaguing the United States. The story draws from the plight of millions of Americans. It’s produced with their suffering and raw emotions. Co-stars include Pacey Liz Walker (The Rosa Parks Story) & Alexander Pennecke (Blacklist). Savage also produced the film. Parnell also acts as Executive Producer, and in a pivotal role as a well-intentioned doctor.
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