Al Migliocetti (Lou Ferrigno, The Incredible Hulk) has served his country. When the war began, he put aside his football career to sign up for the military. And when the powers-that-be drafted him into the Enhanced Abilities Initiative, he became known as The Liberator.
Teamed with a groupd of “supers” – Sidewinder, Gaia, and Volt, Liberator represented the best of America. Or so he thought. He soon found himself doing the government’s dirty work, assassinations, regime change, infrastructure sabotage. Through it all, Al followed orders. He was a good soldier.
But when a black op went horribly wrong, Al was thrown under the bus – the fall guy. In the blink of an eye, the Liberator literally went from hero to zero. After serving a decade in federal prison, he emerged a pariah. In the eyes of the public, he was a traitor.
Determined to set the record straight and win her back, Al pens a tell-all book that immediately draws the ire of his former chief General Augustus Pollard (Michael Dorn, Star Trek: The Next Generation). Pollard dispatches CIA spook Marla Criswell (Peta Wilson, La Femme Nikita) to investigate. When they realize that Al plans to blow the whistle after all these years, they have no choice but to take him out.
After Al battles his way out of a U.S. military contract compound, President Whitlock (Ed Asner, Up), declares the Liberator Public Enemy Number One and sends his old teammates (Don “the Dragon” Wilson and Tara Cardinal) to bring bim down by any means necessary.
But this time, the Liberator is not going down without a fight.
LIBERATOR is a Coverage Ink film, written by Jim Cirilo and Aaron Pope. Executive Produced by Jim Cirilo. Directed by Aaron Pope.
LIBERATOR stars LOU FERRIGNO as Al Migliocetti, the LIBERATOR, a disgraced, washed-up ex-superhero with one last chance at redemption.
After taking the fall for a US black op gone bad, Liberator returns home after a decade in Federal prison to find his day has come and gone. No longer the icon of American values — he’s persona non grata. A traitor. A joke. Even his own family has turned against him.
Desperate, Al pens a tell-all book he plans to use to clear his name and hopefully win back his daughter. But when an old foe resurfaces, Al puts it all on the line to don the gravimetric-assist armor and charge into battle one last time.
LIBERATOR is a dark, superhero action presentation pilot shooting in Los Angeles, CA, June 2011. Festival screenings will begin in early 2012.