Magnolia Pictures will release writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait’s (World’s Greatest Dad) spree-killer comedy God Bless America on VOD April 6 and in theaters for a limited run on May 11. Joel Murray (”Mad Men”) and 18-year-old up-and-comer Tara Lynne Barr star as an unlikely murderous duo out to off the rude, the spoiled and the clueless.
The film’s synopsis reads:
Loveless, jobless and possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America.
With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and decides to off the stupidest, cruelest and most repellent members of society with an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement.
God Bless America costars Melissa Page Hamilton (”Big Love”), Rich McDonald (”Generation Kill”), Guerrin Gardner (Dead Calling), Andrea Harper (The Creeps) and former award-winning child actor David Mendenhall (”General Hospital” “Taxi”).
Fun Fact: I attended junior high with Mendenhall. We pretended to be devil worshippers on occasion and quoted Anton LaVey. It sometimes freaked out the “General Hospital” fans who approached him for autographs. Good guy; good times.
Fun Fact 2: I ran into Goldthwait at an AA meeting many years ago. At least, I think it was him. I was drunk. But I’m pretty sure it was.