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Drafthouse Films’ THE FP Expands To Additional Markets This Weekend!

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Drafthouse Films’ THE FP Expands To Additional Markets This Weekend!

Drafthouse Films' THE FP, called an "instant cult classic" by Wired, will open in additional markets this weekend (full list below).  Visit the official site for showtimes/tickets.

Chicago, IL — 3/23 (extending run)
Dallas, TX -- 3/23 (additional theaters)
Minneapolis, MN -- 3/23
Landsdowne, PA -- 3/23
Knoxville, TN -- 3/23
Charlotte, NC — 3/29
Albuquerque, NM -- 3/30
New Orleans, LA – 4/20
Shreveport, LA – 4/20
Columbus, OH –4/20

Watch the trailer below!

THE FP is also available to bring to your local theater anywhere across the country through

Co-directors Brandon & Jason Trost created a playlist of films that are referenced in THE FP's loving homage to all things 80s action & sports dramas.

ROCKY - Beat for beat, mostly the whole story. The one fight at the beginning and the one fight at the end structure. The long meandering weird dates between Rocky and Adrian.

ROCKY III - The sprinting races and training montages. Because one is never enough. Original drafts of THE FP included chicken chasing. The main villain Clubber Lang = L Dubba E.

ROCKY IV - The Training Montage in the woods. As well as the overly sci-fi technicalities incorporated to things that are not sci-fi.

8-MILE - Bathroom Opening Scene and Foundation setting. Character dynamics. Mekhi Phifer and is microphone were a large inspiration for KCDC. If he announces the main event how can he take sides?!

KICK BOXER - The brother revenge dynamic. The competition. And of course, the "these brothers don't look related in the slightest" idea.

THE WARRIORS - The outrageous gang warfare. James Remar. And the wild colorful night world and costumes. The Warriors have vests, JTRO and BTRO have vests.

STREETS OF FIRE - The lighting tones and again the outrageous gang warfare again. PS - What the fuck was Willem Dafoe wearing?

MORTAL KOMBAT - Original drafts of THE FP included more magic. The colorful costumes. The competition to the death. Everyone in The FP definitely played Mortal Kombat and it shows.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - BLT's flute que modeled after Raphael's sai que.

KARATE KID - "Put him in body bag, YEAH!" Listen closely to the background in the first ten minutes of THE FP to find a similar line. Mr. Miyagi = BLT.  And obviously the ole' Final match with apparently unbeatable odds only made beatable by skills learned throughout the film's training montages.

BACK TO THE FUTURE - Serious KCDC costume inspirations. The suspenders! "The Cafe 80's" from...

BACK TO THE FUTURE II-  is definitely where The FP would go to eat breakfast.

ROAD WARRIOR -The  apocalyptic setting and stoic main character who barely speaks. As well as odd costumes made from trash that show too much skin for no real apparent reason.

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK - Snake Plissken and his eye patch.

COMMANDO - The tracking shot where Arnold is carrying logs = The tracking shot where JTRO is carrying logs.

BLADE RUNNER- The red letter opening title card that explains the world.

FIRST BLOOD - JTRO wandering through the FP = Rambo wandering through town looking for something to eat. First Blood Rambo, not later in the series wise cracking Rambo, is the main inspiration for the JTRO quiet and stoic character.

RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II- Bits and pieces. But this Rambo kinda sucked. Rambo off splitting rocks... JTRO's off splitting logs.

RAMBO III- The opening title sequence montage of Rambo suiting up = JTRO's suiting up montage in 248 HQ during the N.I.G.G.A speech. The Colonel coming back to Rambo in a foreign land to get him back to fight = KCDC coming back to JTRO in the 242 to get him to come back to Beat Beat. When are you going to come full circle Rambo/JTRO?!


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