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CASEY JONES (2011) Short Film: Polaris Banks, Hilarion Banks

Hilarion Banks, Casey Jones 2011

Casey Jones Short FilmPolaris BanksCasey Jones (2011) short film stars Hilarion Banks, Brian Villalobos, Cruz Thomas, Michael Schnick, and Chris Frasier. Casey Jones‘ plot synopsis: “Arnold Bernid “Casey” Jones is a character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Like the turtles, Casey Jones is a vigilante, and was created as a parody of vigilante characters that were in comics. Casey wears a hockey mask and cut-off biking gloves and carries his weapons in a golf bag over his shoulder. His weapons include baseball bats, golf clubs, cricket bats, and hockey sticks. He is a master of stealth, as he has never been caught by the NYPD despite his bizarre appearance.

As a boy growing up in New York, Casey Jones’ neighborhood was overrun by criminals. Casey, tired of the “hoods running his ‘hood'”, started an intense weight training regimen and purchased a few books on martial arts to help combat the “bad guys.”

This short film is very cool, specifically seeing how anti-social and bellicose Casey…excuse Arnold (I had no idea that was his real name. I only have the first few Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics involving The Shredder) was before he started his crime fighting career. It really gives you a look at his personality, much more so than any feature film about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would ever represent.

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Source: Geektyrant, Wikipedia, Fanfilmfollies

 

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