American Vintage Pictures film Hot Lead Hard Fury (2016) is a police actioner containing a mix of 1970’s film genres such as eurocrime, martial arts, and blaxploitation-shot on Super 8mm film!
Hot Lead Hard Fury (2017) is directed by M. Van Michaels and written by M. Van Michaels, Jesse Frazier and Jeremy Swinehart. Actors in the film include Chuck Beefer, Kira Lynn Sands, Dick Mercury, Ron Van Clief, Mike Malloy, Gene Horne, Jackie Gest, Jermaine Smith, Don Gee Whyde, Rex Moser, Marc Bilker, Denise An, Traci Wallace, Kristina Fields, Becca Madrone, Mallory Keogh, Gene Martinez, and Jamie Haner. Mark Steven Grove is the stunt coordinator for the film and it is shot entirely in Colorado.
Stunt Coordinator Mark Grove wished to add authenticity to the project by bringing in Ron Van Clief, The Black Dragon, who had starred in many of action/martial arts films of the 70’s such as The Bamboo Trap (1975) The Black Dragon’s Revenge (1975) The Squeeze (1978) Way of the and Black Dragon (1979).
“Mark was pivotal in taking the Hot Lead Hard Fury project to the next level. His knowledge, experience, and insights into the business have been invaluable to me. His Hollywood contacts seem endless and having access to his extensive team of stunt and fx professionals has allowed me to bring my vision to life. Best of all, his ability to deliver action with a conservative budget is…well…magical.” — M. Van Michaels
Hot Lead Hard Fury (2017) takes place in 1977. The industrial ghetto “Steel City” is under siege from organized crime, corruption, and a new synthetic drug called “Voodoo Blue”. When news of a drug sting leaks to the wrong people, Detective Cal Beefer, played by Mike Malloy becomes a casualty – despite the protection of veteran cop Solomon Link, played by Ron Van Clief, (Way of the Black Dragon, Death of Bruce Lee). When big brother Chuck Beefer, played by Jesse Frazier, comes to town, he wants answers! Chuck -once a cop himself- seeks to find the source of the leak and apprehend the killer and leading dealer of voodoo blue, a man named Afro Steele. Beefer delves deep into the seedy underworld of Steel City where he encounters Karate hit men, torturous drug lords, and a team of lovely yet lethal ladies known as the “Sisters of Sin”. On his quest for vengeance, Beefer realizes just how far up the chain of corruption goes and how truly against the odds he is, in this gritty and stylish immersion into “grindhouse” cinema from the 1970s! Custom Vans, smoking guns, and blazing fists of vengeance!