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Hannibal Classics, founded in 2010 by Richard Rionda Del Castro and Patricia Rionda Del Castro, specializes in the production, financing and distribution of Feature Length Theatrical Motion Pictures with budgets starting at US$17 Million.

Our most recent project is the heart-pounding, emotionally-charged WWII epic "USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage," starring Academy Award (r) Winner Nicolas Cage and directed by Mario Van Peebles. The film tells the harrowing true story of the tragic last voyage of the USS Indianapolis, helmed by the heroic Captain Charles Butler McVay III (Nicolas Cage), who delivered the atomic bomb to Tinian Island in the Philippine Sea. Following completion of their secret mission, the USS Indianapolis set sail for Leyte, unescorted, in dangerous waters. Tragedy struck when a Japanese submarine spotted them and fired six torpedoes into the mighty ship, sinking the ship and sending a quarter of the crew to a watery grave in a matter of minutes. Because their mission had been kept top-secret, the remaining crewmen were left in the water for days without food or water, awaiting rescue as hungry sharks circled the waters picking off men one by one. In the end, only 317 out of 1,197 men survived the terrible ordeal, and the Navy chose to make an example of their brave Captain. Co-starring with Cage are James Remar, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, Brian Presley, Cody Walker and many other talented actors. 

Also in post-production is the intense thriller "Vengeance: A Love Story," starring Nicolas Cage and Don Johnson. Based on a bestselling novel by acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates, "Vengeance" is the gripping story of a woman's search for justice after she is brutally attacked and left for dead in an abandoned boathouse. Her attackers hire a cunning and amoral defense attorney (Don Johnson), who casts doubt on her story, leading the arresting detective (Nicolas Cage) to take up her cause. His relentless pursuit of her attackers proves that there is a fine line between justice and vengeance. 

Our slate of recent releases includes the action-thriller "Bus 657 a/k/a Heist" starring Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Dave Bautista. A down-on-his-luck casino dealer faces a crisis involving his sick daughter. Medical bills are piling up, and he cannot afford a life-saving medical procedure she desperately needs. He and a co-worker plan to rob their employer, but the robbery quickly goes awry, resulting in several casualties. He and his partner hijack a local commuter bus in a sloppy attempt to escape. But as the cops close in and their employer gives chase, it quickly becomes apparent that the hijacking isn't as random as it appears.

Another recent release is the action-packed "I Am Wrath," starring Academy Award ® Nominee John Travolta. Directed by Chuck Russell ("Eraser," "The Mask"), "I Am Wrath" is a white-knuckle action thriller about a man's search for justice. When his wife is callously murdered by street thugs, Stanley Hill (Travolta) expects the police to do their jobs. But somehow, the criminals go free, unleashing a side of Stanley that had long been suppressed. He soon discovers that his wife's murder wasn't at all random, and he will stop at nothing to avenge her death, no matter who he has to take down in the process. 

"Tokarev" a/k/a "Rage" starring Academy Award ® Winner Nicolas Cage as a former criminal desperately searching for his daughter’s killers, was released in 2014. Also released in 2014 is the action-thriller "The Prince"  starring Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Jason Patric and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. 

Our upcoming slate includes the the thrilling "Red Squad," the epic disaster film "Tsunami L.A.," and the slick crime-thriller "Crimson Blues."

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