Pain Hustlers (2023)

Crime, Drama, General Film

Director: David Yates

Writer(s): Evan Hughes (inspired by a book by); Wells Tower (adaptation)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Catherine O’Hara, Andy Garcia, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James, Amit Shah, Chloe Coleman, Valerie LeBlanc, Aubrey Dollar, Alex Klein, Britt Rentschler, Michael Kosta, Nick J. McNeil, Bella Winkowski, Chapel Oaks, Elle Lisic, Willie Raysor, Selena Anduze, Josh Ventura, A.K. Benninghofen, Chinet Scott, Avis-Marie Barnes, Mike Stoudt, Lydia Castro, Nicole Sellars, Adrian Enrique Hernandez, Rebecca Barnes, Mandi Christine Kerr, Joseph Mazza, Neil Kelly, Samantha Kacho, Darryl L Dillard, Rowan Joseph, Chris Marks, Erica-Marie Sanchez, Becca Breitfeller, Andrea Laing, Adrian Eppley, Greyson Chadwick, Hillary Harley, Devney Nixon, Pat Dortch, Jeffrey Charles Morgan, Jay Pearson, Colby Burton, Omer Mughal, Cara Mantella, Forrest Conoly, Jamar Rivers, Dustin Lewis, Mary Ann Hagan, Helen Ingebritsen, Alex Van, Quinn Bozza, Donna Duplantier, Michael Lowry, Josephina Bonea, Carolyn Jones Ellis, Elijah Forbes, Ryan King, David Kronawitter, Jackie Goldston, Leydi Morales, Abigail Susan Williams, Jackson Abram, Tristan Shufford, Alex Mitchell, Maria Sager, Olga Lee, Brandon Stanley, Hannah Pniewski, Erin Ownbey, Kaysi J. Bradley, Snowden Grey, Alan Wells, Cliff Lanning, Valerie Boafo, Sharon Conley, Lisa Travis, Desmond Phillips, Matthew Butcher, Nick Arapoglou, Kheri Symone, Kirsten Lee Anderson, Bliss Browne, Blythe Browne, Joy Browne, Emily Huhtanen, Savannah Johnson, Jasmine Lee-Jones, Ka’iulani Mcintosh-Ross, Kelsey Muckle, Isabel Smith, Noor Tomeh, Kenny Alfonso, Alexis Baca, Milena Bond, Dawn Brasher, Rade Dobrijevich, Trace Haynes, Shelley Jane, Ashley Kings, William Matthew Mang, Tris Marie, Morgan Middlebrook, Rick Nehls, Donald Ome, Jacob Price, Charlie Weaver

Synopsis: Dreaming of a better life for her and her young daughter, Liza Drake, a high-school dropout, lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical start-up in a yellowing strip mall in Central Florida. Liza’s charm, guts and drive catapult the company and her into the high life, where she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences.

Release Date: October 27, 2023 (USA) | Length: 122 min | Genre: Crime, Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content, nudity and drug use. | Note(s): Shakeem Cota was in the original cast list but not in the final one. I wasn’t able to identify Colby Burton.