Electric Slide Tristan Patterson’s vivacious, music-fueled crime caper Electric Slide, starring Jim Sturgess, Isabel Lucas, and Oscar Winner Patricia Arquette, will be released in US theaters and on VOD April 3, distributor Paragon Releasing announced last month.

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Sturgess (Across the Universe, 21, One Day) plays Eddie Dodson, a Melrose Avenue antiques dealer who decided to become a bank robber. Dodson drove to the banks in a black ’63 Ford Galaxy LTD. He dressed up like an elegant criminal. He made mix tapes to listen to on his getaways. And in only nine months, Eddie robbed 64 banks - more than anyone has robbed before or since.

Electric SlideTaking its aesthetic cues from Eddie Dodson and the unique moment he occupied in L.A.'s countercultural history, director Tristan Patterson has forgone the style of straight-ahead biopics to create a New Wave dream of a romantic outlaw seeking self-reinvention and immortality in paradise.

Isabel Lucas (The Pacific, The Water Diviner), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood, CSI : Cyber), Christopher Lambert (Southland Tales), Chloë Sevigny (Bloodline, Big Love), Vinessa Shaw (After the Fall), and John Doe co-star.

Electric Slide
A Polaroid snapshot of 1983 Los Angeles and a love letter to a man who decided to quit reality to live full-time in the Hollywood movie of his dreams, the film features an appropriate and electric mix of tunes from the likes of Iggy Pop, Magazine and the Psychedelic Furs.

Electric Slide was filmed entirely on location in and around Los Angeles. With the production based in Eddie Dodson’s world, all of the vintage charm of the city was highlighted by using locations that remain as they were when Eddie walked down Melrose. Locations included The Vine Theater, opened in 1949; Melrose Avenue, where Eddie’s shop was located; and banks across the area that retained their period architecture and décor.

The music used in the film includes many iconic 80’s performers creating the backdrop for Eddie’s fantastic lifestyle. With songs from 80’s icons Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, and a new cover by the Savages specifically recorded for the film, the soundtrack to Electric Slide recreates a moment in time in Los Angeles.

Songs Featured in Electric Slide:
  • Adult Books - X
  • Damaged Goods - Gang of Four
  • Dream Baby Dream -The Savages
  • Five Foot One - Iggy Pop
  • I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass -Nick Lowe
  • Permafrost - Magazine
  • Photographic - Depeche Mode
  • The Endless Sea - Iggy Pop
  • That Blonde is Mine - The Model
  • The Thin Air - Magazine