“Dawn Patrol” is an admirable B-movie for the modern era. Scott Eastwood wants to avenge the death of his surfer superstar brother. All the while, outsides forces conspire against him. Rita Wilson and Jeff Fahey shine as his burnout parents, while Eastwood finally gets a role that feels right for his range. After all, his dad got started doing stuff like this. Which brings me to my next point.
There’s nothing wrong with sheer genre fun. While “Dawn Patrol” isn’t going to set the world on fire, it’s the kind of movie that would’ve burned up the Drive-In circuit back in the olden days. It’s cheap, quick and it gets its point across. I’d rather have 800 of these movies, then one more over extended vanity piece for bloated celebrity of the month. Also, Jeff Fahey can do more in a supporting role as a drunk than the rest of Hollywood.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is typical for this kind of production. The transfer shows off no great range, but it looks good for standard definition. The Dolby 5.1 track does the same for the dialogue and environmental staging. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
Release Date: 7/14/15