Dragged Across Concrete is a film with characters having diverse mindsets! Released in December 2018, it is an American crime-thriller. Written & directed by Craig Zahler, DAC premiered at the 75th Venice International Festival. DAC is a movie whose every character plays an important role. It does not have any protagonist or typical antagonist! In short, if any one of the characters went missing, it would have been an instant flop. DAC depends on each of its characters. The characters thankfully nailed their roles. It got beautiful reception from both the audience and the critics. But many fans have a question for Tory Kittles, who played Henry Johns. Henry says, “Let’s Hunt Some Lions.” So what exactly did he mean to say? In this article, we shall discuss Dragged Across Concrete Ending Explained!
DAC got produced by Sefton Fincham & Jack Heller. Lionsgate studio assisted in the distribution of DAC. Summit Entertainment is the production company of DAC that got owned by Lionsgate Entertainment. These days, almost every movie needs at least $25-$30 Million for completing their film. On top of that, Zahler’s DAC running time is two hours, forty mins! Amazingly, DAC got finished needing only $15 Million. Unfortunately, Dragged Across Concrete failed to earn profit even with superstars like Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn. They made only $660k worldwide. But there is no doubt that DAC is a movie with a beautiful concept. The editing got done by Greg D’Auria, and the music got composed by Jeff Herriott. DAC got based on three subjects. First are prisoners, then criminals, then detectives. What did Henry mean by his “Lions” dialogue-Dragged Across Concrete Ending Explained!
Craig Zahler’s Dragged Across Concrete is sure to hit hard! Especially when we talk about the kill count, which we can expect from a great writer like Zahler. He directed films like Bone Tomahawk & Brawl In Cell Block 99 of the same genre. On a personal note, I enjoyed the picture! Those who were not expecting violence from a crime-thriller will have different reviews.
DAC starts with Henry Johns (Tory Kittles,) a parolee who is set free from prison. He reunites with his younger brother Ethan in Bulwark, Wales. In another scene, detective Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and Lurasetti (Vince Vaughn) perform a raid. They raid the home of a known drug dealer, Vasquez. Ridgeman unnecessarily acts roughly with his girlfriend, trying to get intel. The invasion is a success as they find out the narcotics. But sometime later, they are called in front of their superior. The lieutenant gets forced to suspend both the detectives for six weeks without any pay.
Ridgeman’s daughter Sara gets bothered by society. His wife pleads for him to move out from here. Lurasetti is in urgent need of money as well. Lurasetti has plans to propose to his girlfriend. Ridgeman & Lurasetti go after the mysterious Vogelmann. Vogelmann hires Henry for his Bank Heist. Ridgeman fails to make it in time as Vogelmann with Henry & Biscuit escape from the bank with a hostage. They steal Bullion (precious gold.) Lurasetti learns about the massacre and tells Ridgeman to wait for the enforcement. But Ridgeman follows Vogelmann and the van with the hostage. The firing starts, and almost everyone dies except Henry. Ridgeman(killed by Henry) requests him to take care of his family.
Dragged Across Concrete Ending Explained: What Does Henry Mean When He said, “Let’s Hunt Some Lions.”
In the end, Vogelmann, Lurasetti, Ridgeman, everyone dies. It feels pretty sad when Henry gives a proper burial to Ridgeman & Lurasetti. He hears the voice message of Lurasetti’s girlfriend. She declined her proposal. It made the scene even more intense, with Lurasetti lying there, dead. Before Ridgeman passed away, he asked for a promise from Henry. He asked to take care of his family. Now no better person in DAC knows the worth of a family than Henry Johns.
Henry, who came out as a poor prisoner, is now living a lavish life with his brother Ethan. They sold the Bullions that Vogelmann stole from the bank. Now they are millionaires. Henry had promised something to detective Ridgeman. A few months later, in Ridgeman’s residence, the family received a package. When they open it, they find a large chunk of gold!! Henry Johns stuck to his words, as they had agreed to split the gold in 60-40. Henry kept 40% while the Ridgemans got the rest. The final scene shows Henry saying, “Let’s hunt some Lions.” It certainly means that Henry will go for another heist, or robbery, to steal some precious gold! For him, the business was not over yet. But it felt unnecessary! Because he won’t be lucky every time!