Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope (2001)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Sociology  |   Release Date - Sep 7, 2001 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Michael Hastings

Oscar-nominated documentarian Steven Cantor makes his full-length debut with this look at the trials and tribulations of the testosterone-pumped men who keep the rabble out of Manhattan's poshest nightspots. Among Cantor's interview subjects are Terence Buckley, who dreams of patrolling bigger and better Gotham haunts; the legendary Lenny McLean, who made his name in London; and a set of twin brothers who aspire to be just like Sylvester Stallone. Throughout, Cantor reveals the sensitive side of this group of skilled tradesmen who are often viewed merely as intimidating thugs. The film's hard-driving score comes courtesy of Samantha Maloney, drummer for the rock band Hole.




behind-the-scenes, bouncer, intimidation, nightclub