John Collins (David Petersen) is the best "skip tracer" in the business. You miss a payment; he'll take your car. Beg for more time, and he'll empty your house. He's not sadistic, nor is he spiteful; he just honestly believes that every one of his 'clients' have brought their circumstances upon themselves. It's a job, and someone's got to do it, so he might as well do it well.
In fact, Collins' does it so well, that he's already on his way to clinching his debt collection agency's MAN OF THE YEAR award for the fourth year in a row. Only there's just one more account he will need to close: his MOBY DICK. And he'll do anything to wrap it up... Anything.
Writer, director and editor Zale Dalen's debut feature is a gritty character study on the hollowness of success and the lengths a man will go to prove himself. Shot within a month for 175k, SKIP TRACER remains an unsung CanCon gem that beautifully captures the grimy streets of downtown 70s Vancouver, showcases a great cynical turn by star David Petersen, and is as relevant today as when it was made.
Never before available on Blu-ray or DVD, Gold Ninja Video is proud to present this remarkable thriller in a new 2K scan from a theatrical print provided by The Library and Archives of Canada.
*Commentary by Writer/Director Zale Dalen and The Important Cinema Club's Justin Decloux
*No Derivative Crap: An Career-Retrospective Interview with Zale Dalen
*What The Hell is Canadian Cinema?: A Video Primer
*DEADLY BUSINESS: The complete VHS Version of SKIP TRACER, which is presented in Open Matte.
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