American Satan

Synopsis: A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams. Living in a van, their passion and talent exceed their means to survive. An enigmatic stranger sees their true potential and emotionally manipulates them during a time of weakness. Caught in the middle of a Faustian deal, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society beyond anything this century has seen, but can they take back control of their destiny before it's too late?
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Director(s): Ash Avildsen
Production: Sumerian Films
  9 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
R
Year:
2017
111 min
Website
513 Views

(CROWD CHEERING)

(CROWD CHANTING)

Relentless!

Relentless! Relentless!

Relentless! Relentless!

(ROCK MUSIC PLAYING)

Do you believe in the devil?

(STUTTERS)

I agreed to do this interview

to talk about music,

not religion.

INTERVIEWER:
I know you said it

starts and ends with the music,

but with The Relentless,

there was much more to their

success than just their songs.

What about all the disturbing

scenarios surrounding the band?

That's the duality

of rock 'n' roll.

And what is that supposed

to mean?

Dude, that riff is sick!

I mean, mate, I'm no Jimmy Page

but it's a pretty

fucking sick riff,

- right?

- Yeah.

- Is that a new song?

- It will be.

Oh, hi, Ms. Spouse.

- Hi, Leo.

- Shut up.

(BEEPS)

Are you sure you don't wanna try

California just for the summer

and maybe move after

you get your degree?

Mom, look, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs,

they both dropped out of school.

I'm just trying to keep

the rhythm going.

Okay.

- (SCHOOL BUS HORN HONKING)

- Oh, I gotta go anyway.

MOM:

All right.

- All right, you have a good day.

- Mm.

- All right.

- All right.

- Love you, bye.

- Love you, too, bye.

(ROCK MUSIC PLAYING)

Dude.

Five freaking days till we're living

in L. A. It's finally happening, man.

Hell yeah.

(SIGHS)

We'll work through

this long distance stuff.

I wouldn't chase my dreams if you weren't

going to be with me in them forever, okay?

Okay.

- I love you.

- I love you, too.

Hey, you got the new

Eyes of Black?

Oh, this?

Yeah, my mom got it for me.

Man, she rules.

My parents didn't let me listen

to them till I was 18.

So when you guys make it big

and Rolling Stone asks you,

"What do you want to change most

in the world with The Relentless?"

What are you gonna say?

- I gotta finish the lyrics first.

- (CHUCKLES)

(BELL TOLLING)

It's kind of twisted you waited this

long to tell them, don't you think?

- What was their response?

- You know, typical parental bullshit.

Make sure

he's taking care of you,

make sure he gets

the drummer on the plane.

- Make sure he doesn't f*ck up your career.

- Oh, charming. Yeah, yeah.

- (BAND PLAYING ROCK MUSIC)

- Thank you.

Yeah, I heard he flew in

from Australia or something.

All the way in

for certain people.

- This is gonna be easy!

- Yeah.

Woo! Are you ready?

Mate, you're

an incredible drummer!

That's what they tell me, man.

Band's fucking shit though.

What the f*ck did you just say?

Whoa. (LAUGHS)

Hello, mate. How's it going?

I'm Ricky. This is Leo.

Can we, um,

can we buy you a drink?

(BLUES MUSIC PLAYING)

WOMAN:

Are you excited?

I'd be a lot more excited

if you were coming with me.

No sex and drugs,

just rock 'n' roll. Right?

No sex and drugs.

Not until you make it out west

anyway.

Oh, come on.

Johnny, please promise us that you're

going to be responsible in Hollywood.

- Please?

- I promise.

Losing your mind

I promise when we blow up I'm

moving you out of this shit town.

(SIGHS) Okay.

Don't make me worry.

- Love you.

- Love you.

(SIGHS) Love you, guys.

- I love you.

- I love you.

Forgive me mother

For I have sinned

Some great riffs.

He's got a fucking good voice.

You're just kidding about all that

stuff you've got going on, yeah?

- Hmm, no. No. (LAUGHS)

- No, we're not fucking kidding, you twat.

So you mean to tell me

that you guys already have,

what, a full on record deal,

a booking agent, a manager

and a 62-day North American tour

lined up?

Wow! Someone's finally

paying attention.

It took a while, didn't it?

Bloody hell.

How'd you guys land all that?

Come on, mate, we're busy men.

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Ash Avildsen

Ash Avildsen (born November 5, 1981, son of John G. Avildsen) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and the founder and CEO of Sumerian Records and Sumerian Films. He was the writer and director of the films What Now and American Satan. Avildsen also played a lead role in What Now and is responsible for numerous nationwide tours such as Summer Slaughter, All Stars Tour, Thrash and Burn, and the recent Sumerian 10 Year Anniversary tours. more…

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