Bruce Willis has made our home state of Ohio a landmark for shooting big action films, time-and-time again, most recently with the films First Kill (2017) and Acts of Violence (2018). But in recent years, he’s made our hometown of Cincinnati a staple of continuing this incredible collaboration with the talent of Hollywood, and the amazing crew members based in the Midwest, with Marauders (2016), and now, his latest film, Reprisal (2018).
“Jacob (Frank Grillo), a bank manager haunted by a violent heist that took the life of a coworker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbor, James (Bruce Willis), to bring down the assailant. While the two men work together to figure out the thief’s next move, Gabriel (Johnathon Schaech), the highly-trained criminal, is one step ahead. When Gabriel kidnaps Jacob’s wife (Olivia Culpo) and daughter, Jacob barrels down a path of bloodshed that initiates an explosive counterattack and brings all three men to the breaking point.” (From official Lionsgate Premiere Production Notes)
The production also spent some time turning our alma mater of Cincinnati State into a police station, hospital, and FBI Headquarters; which when put up on the big screen, makes us very proud to see film making happening in the same building we all took our first giant leap into the film making world.
We had a blast working alongside this talented cast and crew last Summer, and we can’t wait to do it all over again in the coming weeks when Bruce and company return to Cincinnati to shoot the upcoming crime-thriller, 10 Minutes Gone.
Reprisal (2018) is currently in theaters and on-demand.
Watch our work on the Reprisal Featurette below.