Confessions of an Action Star

Original Release: January 23, 2005 (US)
Directed by: Brad Martin
Written by: David Leitch
Produced by: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Todd Matthew Grossman, Zachary Kahn
Running Time: 83 minutes

When he was young, all Frank Sledge wanted to do was dance. His instructor/surrogate mother Samantha thought he would wind up on Broadway, or reviving the musical genre in Hollywood. Instead, Frank becomes one of Chippendale's brightest exotic stars, a showcase that lands him a shot at starring in a low budget b-movie. Unfortunately, the project has nothing to do with dance and everything to do with martial arts and fistfights.

Frank is initially awkward and unable to perform. But with the help of friend/choreographer Glen Jeffers, he finds the "rhythm" of the scenes and shoots to stardom. It's not long before fame goes to Frank's head. He starts drinking and gets abusive with the cast and crew of his films. Soon, he's so drunk he can't stand up. Losing everything, he turns to AA for sobriety and to help solve his problems. Slowly, Frank recovers his career, introducing the concept of dance as ass-licking stunt spectacle.

Confessions of an Action Star is an American action comedy mockumentary starring David Leitch, Angelina Jolie, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Eric Roberts, Dax Shepard, Debbie Allen, Lee Arenberg and directed by Brad Martin. The film was entitled Sledge: The Untold Story during its film festival run and is distributed by Vivendi Entertainment and Lightyear Entertainment.

Angelina's part is a comedy sketch when she stars as herself and its filmed on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005).


Cast & Characters

Holmes Osborne (Richard Orchid), David Leitch (Frank Sledge), Kelly Hu (Herself / Undercover Cop), Eric Roberts (Police Chief), Ernie Hudson (Himself / Commander), Michael T. Weiss (Drug Lord), Mitchell Gaylord (Brother), Lin Shaye (Samantha Jones), Chris Palermo (Russell Gold), Michal Holub (John Hu), Josh Nathan (Will Stillwell), Daniel Bernhardt (Jason Everstrong), Matt McColm (Commander), Gerald Okamura (Asian Master), Chris O'Hara (Frank's Stunt Double), Sean Graham (Stunt Coordinator), Dax Shepard (SFX Coordinator), Carrie-Anne Moss (Herself / Girlfriend in movie), Nathan Lee Graham (Glen Jefferies), Jason George (Himself / Crooked Cop), Jason Baldwin Stewart (Sam), Sean Young (Herself / Honey), Kirk Ward (Spencer Davidson), J.B. Ghuman Jr. (James 'The Writer'), Ben Falcone (Jerry Moss), Philip Tan (Bruce Rhee), Kali Rocha (Beth), Sam McMurray (Jack Rumpkin), Angelina Jolie (Herself), Branden Morgan (Dirk Brandon), Jim Cody Williams (Junior), Susannah Hillard (Patti Snyder / Frank's Assistant), Richard Lewis (Richard Lewis), Lee Arenberg (Barry Simpson), Jon Gries (Donald Buckheim), Joel David Moore (Himself / Prisoner), Al Leong (Evil Doctor), Michael McDonald (Raymond Fischer), Steven Roy (Brett Radner), Debbie Allen (Herself / Deity), Hugo Weaving (Himself)


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Trivia
Filming Dates: December 26, 2003 - April 30, 2004
Filming Locations:
  • Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Based on the short film by the same creative team, SLEDGE: A Documentary.

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