Delinquent, a highly regarded movie that was written, produced, and directed by American Fever author Peter Christian Hall, is now available for streaming/rental and for sale at Amazon Instant Video. Shot on film and released theatrically in 13 U.S. states in 1997-98, Delinquent features an original soundtrack from the U.K.’s legendary Gang of Four, whose guitarist/composer, Andy Gill, recently contributed the music for American Fever’s book video trailer.
On Delinquent‘s release, the Los Angeles Times raved: “Delinquent is one of those great little near-no-budget movies that every now and then seem to come out of nowhere to give hope for a truly independent American cinema. It marks a stunning debut feature for writer-director Peter Hall, who never makes a false move as he builds suspense right from the start.” The review, by Kevin Thomas, concluded: “Delinquent, which boasts an effectively nerve-jangling score by Gang of Four, its first for a film, is a highly accomplished work in which its cast is never less than compelling. This is one suspense picture that gives way to a larger contemplation of the interplay of fate and emotion.” See dozens of reviews from around the world. (Scroll down the home page.)
“I’m pleased to be working on a new front with Amazon,” says Hall, whose novel is already available at Amazon in paperback and as a $2.99 ebook. “Independent filmmakers need a public marketplace, a big, easily accessible billboard on which to post movies for instant sale or rental. Amazon has been easy to work with and I expect to see Instant Video collect a massive audience as it shapes up its cinema presentation and develops a high-quality algorithm rivaling the one at Netflix—which tends to give indie movies away for nothing.”
Delinquent sold on five continents and is represented internationally by Beyond. It stars Desmond Devenish, Shawn Batten, and Jeff Paul, backed by Ian Moses Eaton and Marisa Malone. (Plus a cameo by author-filmmaker Hall, who plays a seedy taxi driver.) Cinematography: Todd Crocket. Edited by Thom Zimny. Consulting editor: Keith Reamer. Casting: Maureen Fremont.
Watch Delinquent‘s trailer, edited by Carol Dysinger: