Hot Guys With Guns (2014)
Directed by Doug Spearman
Starring Marc Anthony Samuel, Brian McArdle, Leon Acord
Danny Lohman is a struggling actor who takes his homework a little too seriously. Pip Armstrong is his ex with a trust fund and a knack for finding trouble. Together they enlist the help of a jaded PI named Jimmy Peppicelli to break up a crime spree sending shockwaves through Hollywood’s Velvet Mafia. Under Jimmy’s tutelage, they learn the finer points of pointing a gun, talking to informers, and out-running the cops and the bad guys, in this Chinatown meets Boystown modern take on the old-fashioned detective story
Merv wrote both the score for this “raucous, little romp” of a movie, as well as the James-Bond-esque opening song, which he later reprises on camera.
- This is Merv’s first credit for producing an actual movie (as opposed to producing music).
- Merv has a cameo in the film as a cocktail-party guest, a few minutes before his on-camera performance of “Something To Shoot For.”
- The last 15 minutes of the movie was filmed in Merv’s home.