Stylish portrait of a 19-year-old graffiti artist (Mark Webber) and his battle with police on the streets of New York City. Gano Grills, Jade Yorker, Jaclyn DeSantis. Written and directed by Adam Bhala Lough.
Bomb the System -- BOMB THE SYSTEM is the first feature length film in over 20 years to focus on the subject of graffiti - the only art form that can also be considered a crime.
Bomb the System -- US Home Video Trailer from Palm Pictures
Bomb the System -- US Theatrical Trailer from Palm Pictures
Bomb the System -- Open-ended Trailer from Palm Pictures
Bomb The System movie trailer - starring Mark Webber, Gano Grills, Jade Yorker, Joey Dedio, Kumar Pallana, Jaclyn DeSantis. Directed by Adam Bhala Lough. Theatrical Release Date: 5/27/2005
A tribute to graffiti art and the city where it all began. Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer, has just graduated from high school. With no ambition toward mainstream goals of work and family, he spends his time bombing the city with graffiti messages until he and his crew become the most wanted bombers by the corrupt NYPD Vandal Squad. He even attracts major media and gallery attention for his tags. Also part of Blest's crew are Buk 50 and his younger brother Lune, whose arrest and beating by the NYPD causes the crew to wage a full-on graffiti war against the city. As they fight with their spray cans and their tags, Blest meets a political activist, Alexandra. Soon after, Blest's relationship with Buk 50 and the crew fragments as Blest ponders his position in life.
BOMB THE SYSTEM is the first feature length film in over 20 years to focus on the subject of graffiti - the only art form that can also be considered a crime.
Sometimes people get inked to symbolize a moment or idea. Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony hits H&H and gets put through his paces when Jerome inks a one-of-a-kind on his back, a couple gets tattoos to promote a mystical sound that even Twig & Dizzle can't resist making and an ex-serviceman gets a cover-up of a tat that represents an experience that left his wife in shock.
Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons - some of the most popular tattoos are tributes to the people we call family. Pro skateboarder Jason Ellis stops by for a tattoo which symbolizes that he is now a changed man, Clark's "canvas" comes in for more work on one of his proudest "bodys" of art, and Morgan and John from the band "Sevendust" stop by to get tattoos in honor of the most important people in their lives.
Some people are so grateful for the opportunity to start over or get a second chance that they want to memoralize their gratitude with a tattoo. A young guy who is starting over after a life-altering run in with the law.
Paying respects can be more than remembering the deceased. Clients include a father who turns to Twig to help him further prove his love for his young child, a lady who gets a tattoo to honor the pet that saveed her mother from a serial killer, and a dad who pays homage to the courage of his disabled son.
Dizzle is the Old Faithful of H&H - always there, always apprenticing, and always likely to erupt in a fit of push-ups at Twig's command at any moment. But when he pushes his mentor a little too far, Dizzle gets more than he bargained for.
Carey decides to put on a fashion show of the new H&H merchandise, but just as he's about to roll out the big night he discovers that someone has dropped the ball. The big question is who?
Katie, the receptionist has got a bit of a crush on Dizzle. But she's a bit of a tough cookie and she's not sure how to express her feelings for him. So Katie decides that the best way to win his heart is to pin him down, literally. It starts with a flirty dare and talk of who would whip who in the mud pit at Gilley's. But then things really get serious when a pro-wrestler rolls into the shop for a tattoo and Katie and Dizzle end up getting down and dirty.
Carey is ready to expand the H&H empire - to the sunny island of Hawaii. But when he and Murph hit Honolulu to seal the deal, Carey's patience is tested when he starts to question whether Murph is more interested in the beaches than the business.
When a young athlete in a wheelchair comes into the shop for a tattoo, the artists are intrigued by the sport he plays. So, days later when the young man calls the shop to invite the artists down to the gym to play, the games really begin. But can the artists survive their turn at Murderball? Meanwhile, Carey's in his own hot seat as he agrees to a new sport, Super-Moto. It's faster and crazier than regular motocross and he has only a few weeks to get ready for his first competition.
He calls himself J. Dizzle, says it's his "rap" name. Only thing, he's never even recorded a rhyme. So until he does, the guys at H&H are going to call him by his given name--Josh. Enter Carey...who agrees to give Josh a shot at getting his name back and sets him up with Big B, Carey's assistant who just happens to be an internationally known hip-hop star. Big B also happens to be a very big man, who has little patience for people with a sloppy work ethic and no talent. Can "J. Dizzle" beat the rap or will Big B have to beat it out of him? Meanwhile, Joey starts apprenticing Jenn but the brakes get put on when Carey finds out the new guy is schooling the new girl without his permission.
Jerome agrees to let Lilly apprentice, on the condition that she get her own equipment to practice tattooing. Short on funds, the only thing Lilly can think of to raise money is to sell some of her art--to which she is very attached. She is forced to decide between hanging on to pieces of her past, or selling them to move into an art form for her future. Dizzle's position in the shop takes an interesting turn when Carey and Big B surprise him with a new set of wheels.
When the 45-year old head of the local Habitat for Humanity comes into H&H looking for his first tat, Clark steps up with needle in hand. But before the ink dries, Clark is drawn into an idea that he hopes will help him build a better relationship with his kids - something he never had with his father. Meanwhile, Carey gets roped into a celebrity poker tournament where he rubs elbows with Jenny McCarthy, Jose Canseco and host of other Page 6 peers. But how long can he stay in the game?
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