Sick Mick and the Boys


Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 80 minutes

Mike Charlton of Eastlake is a man with a past. Dozens of arrests for anything from drunk and disorderly to DUI to assault are enough to make any man live with a stigma difficult to leave behind. But Mike Charlton is a man with a vision. After spending his youth watching his dedicated father attempt to break the land speed record, Mike has now taken over the dream and SICK MICK AND THE BOYS follows Charlton and his band of Charlton Brothers as they scrape their way to history by trying to build a jet-powered motorcycle in their garage. Great storytelling coupled with the magnetic personality of Charlton, the film takes the audience on a journey of redemption, recovery, and countless cigarettes. Once a man with a troubled past, Charlton is now a man who has rebranded himself as a Buddhism-reading, AA-attending, self-improving man of discipline with a goal of fulfilling his father's legacy. As the team reaches the famed Bonnevile Salt Flats in Utah, you can't help but root for these men who have stopped running from their past and started chasing their future. – T.W.

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Director Bio
José Asunción is a graduate of the M.F.A. program at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. From Chicago, he's a two-time recipient of the prestigious Graduate Filmmaker Scholarship from the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.

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