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ABOUT BATES: A TRUE URBAN LEGEND

ABOUT BATES:  A TRUE URBAN LEGEND – Based on a true story, when corrupt Philly vice-cop, vigilante, and strongman, Killer Bates, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he forces his nephew, a young lawyer, to take down his life’s story and pursues an alleged Nazi masquerading as a Jew. The true story of crazy, intimidating, Marvin Batoff, known by his admirers and enemies alike as “King of the Jews.”  Obsessed with the Holocaust and protecting the Jewish people, he was a corrupt Philly cop born to South Philly’s gritty streets before World War II.  The film tracks his life as a cop, the crazy stunts he pulled and his dark, underground ventures as a Jewish vigilante.  Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Marvin hunts down Hans Dortman, an Auschwitz guard, Marvin believes is living in Northeast Philly masquerading as a Jew.  This flawed, yet arresting protagonist is Death Wish meets the Jewish Django.  About Bates is a haunting reminder of how evil can change a man. The screenplay has been completed.  Production partners welcome