Echo Boomers (film)

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Echo Boomers
Film poster
Directed bySeth Savoy
Written bySeth Savoy
Kevin Bernhardt
Jason Miller
Produced byJames Langer
Mike D. Ware
Matthew G. Zamias
Kelly Mi Li
Lucas Jarach
Byron Wetzel
Sean Kaplan
StarringPatrick Schwarzenegger
Alex Pettyfer
Michael Shannon
CinematographyCarlos Veron
Edited byDean Gonzalez
Ken O'Keefe
Organic Media Group
Wetzel Entertainment Group
Foton Pictures
Dark Dreams Entertainment
Distributed bySaban Films
Release date
  • November 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
Running time
94 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

Echo Boomers is a 2020 American crime drama film directed by Seth Savoy and starring Patrick Schwarzenegger, Alex Pettyfer and Michael Shannon.[2] It's Savoy's feature directorial debut.[3]


In the midst of financial crisis, a recent college graduate Lance Zutterland, who leaves school in debt, decides to join with other college graduates – consisting of Ellis, Jack, Stewart, Chandler, and Allie – stealing valuable paintings owned by Chicago's richest for themselves under the supervision of Mel Donnelly. During the heist, the group expresses their anger by wrecking anything valuable but Mel will only pay them if they deliver the stolen paintings intact. Lance bonds with Ellis's girlfriend Allie and they become friends but upon bringing Allie home to their apartment, Ellis intimidates Lance into staying away from her.

They buy expensive business attire and pretend to be accountants so they can interview with upper class clients and trick them into giving them their address. In one of their heists, Chandler inadvertently crosses paths with a realtor and his facial composite is released to the public. While Ellis leaves the table for a minute, Jack plugs Ellis's phone into his laptop to copy the images, where they see the house of Daniel Wardlaw. The group realize that Wardlaw's house has a vault and they agree to rob his house. Mel summons the group where he introduces his new henchmen, threatening to go after them if someone reveals Mel's name. Later, they go to a nightclub where Allie loses consciousness after an overdose of cocaine. They bring Allie to the hospital, but knowing that bringing her in may lead to their arrest, Stewart kicks her out. Lance reluctantly helps her despite the group's objections and stays by her side for the night. On their way to Wardlaw's, Lance argues with Stewart over his recklessness. Arriving there, Jack ties Wardlaw up and Stewart and Chandler take most of the money from the vault. Angry over Stewart's negligence to Allie, Lance locks them up in the vault and drives away with Jack and the bags of money. They arrive at Ellis's apartment to get Allie, who refuses to go with Jack after being persuaded by Ellis. The rest of the group including Mel is subsequently arrested and each of them are sentenced to at least seven years.

Lance and Jack hide at the motel in Nebraska where they stay the night. The next morning, Lance wakes up to find Jack and the van gone, with nowhere else to go and penniless, he turned himself to the police.



Early in development, Nick Robinson and Britt Robertson were previously attached to star in the film.[4]


In September 2020, it was announced that Saban Films acquired the film's North American distribution rights.[5][6]

The film was released in theaters, VOD and digital platforms on November 13, 2020.[7][8][9]


The film opened to mostly negative reviews. The film has a 36% rating by the critics on Rotten Tomatoes.[10] The Chicago Tribune awarded the film 3/4 stars. Jeffrey M. Anderson of Common Sense Media awarded the film two stars out of five.[11]


  1. ^ Martin, Philip (13 November 2020). "OPINION/REVIEW: Echo Boomers', first effort for Arkansan, shows us a crafty, intelligent and ambitious film". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Boone, John (29 September 2020). "Patrick Schwarzenegger Is a Modern-Day Robin Hood in 'Echo Boomers' Trailer (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e Wiseman, Andreas (6 August 2019). "'Echo Boomers': Patrick Schwarzenegger, Gilles Geary, Hayley Law Join Michael Shannon & Alex Pettyfer In Crime-Drama Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  4. ^ Ritman, Alex (2 November 2018). "Michael Shannon, Alex Pettyfer and More Team for 'Echo Boomers'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  5. ^ Gonzalez, Umberto (10 September 2020). "Michael Shannon, Patrick Schwarzenegger Drama 'Echo Boomers' Picked Up by Saban Ahead of TIFF Premiere". TheWrap. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  6. ^ Donnelly, Matt (10 September 2020). "Patrick Schwarzenegger, Michael Shannon Drama 'Echo Boomers' Lands at Saban Films Ahead of TIFF (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  7. ^ Seigh, Steve (October 2020). "MICHAEL SHANNON RAGES AGAINST THE MACHINE IN THE TRAILER FOR ECHO BOOMERS". Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  8. ^ Hemmert, Kylie (1 October 2020). "Echo Boomers Trailer Starring Michael Shannon in Saban Films' Action Thriller". Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  9. ^ Scott, Ryan (1 October 2020). "Echo Boomers Trailer: Michael Shannon and His Gang Put a Wicked Twist on Robin Hood". MovieWeb. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Echo Boomers". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  11. ^ Anderson, Jeffrey M. "Echo Boomers". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 14 November 2020.

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