Swelter: Watch the First 10 Minutes

With all the neon lights, unchecked avarice and inherent vice, it’s like Las Vegas is just ASKING someone to rob it. And rob it they do, but these guys in the new thriller Swelter aren’t the cheerful quipsters of the Ocean’s Eleven movies (past or present). They’re murderers who break out of jail years later to get their money back from the one member who avoided prison, and who now works as a sheriff. Irony? Or just amnesia?

 Related: Watch the Exclusive Trailer for Swelter

CraveOnline got its hands on the first ten minutes of Swelter, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme (The Expendables 2), Grant Bowler (Atlas Shrugged: Part 1), Lennie James (“The Walking Dead”), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) and Academy Award-nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace). You can watch nearly 1/8th of the movie right now, and check out the rest when it hits DVD and Blu-ray on August 12, 2014.

Swelter Jean-Claude Van Damme

From the Press Release:

Swelter Blu-ray Jean-Claude Van DammeIn the vein of the brutal heist drama Reservoir Dogs, the modern crime thriller A History of Violence and the classic western High Plains Drifter comes the violent action thriller SWELTER, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 12 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Written and directed by Keith Parmer (Mob Rules), SWELTER stars Lennie James (Snatch), Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace), Grant Bowler (Killer Elite), Josh Henderson (TV’s “Dallas”), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) and action icon Jean Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier franchise, The Expendables 2). Ten years ago, a bank-robbing team stole $100 million from a Vegas casino. Not all of them got away. Now, Bishop (James) is a small-town sheriff, making an honest living … with no memory of his criminal past. But when his old crew rolls into town looking for the loot, the perfect getaway threatens to turn into a nightmare of greed, revenge, and retribution.


SWELTER is the story of the most notorious robbery in Las Vegas history. Five men, nicknamed the Rat Pack, hit the Luxor Casino for over one hundred million dollars. Four of the men are soon captured, while one barely escapes. Ten years later, after blasting their way out of a maximum-security prison, the four jailed members of the Rat Pack are hot on the trail of their former accomplice and the remaining ten million in stolen cash. The trail leads them to a dying desert town less than a hundred miles from the scene of the crime where they find their former partner is not the man he once was…he’s become a law-abiding sheriff without any memory of his past. The sheriff must now remember his violent history in order to protect all that he holds dear.

Bonus Materials Include:

  • Interviews with the cast and crew:

o   Jean-Claude Van Damme  

o   Writer/Director Keith Parmer

o   Grant Bowler

o   Josh Henderson

o   Lennie James & Alfred Molina

  • Trailer