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Route 9 (1998)

Two cops steal 1.5 million from a crime scene and try to cover their tracks.

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Booth Parker
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Sheriff Dwayne Hogan
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Sally Hogan
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Earl Whitney (as Wade Andrew Williams)
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Jesse Segundo
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Agent Ellen Marks
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Cliff
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Nate
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Agent Paul Danning
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Ernest M. Garcia ...
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Teddy Lane ...
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Gunman in Bronco (as Carlos Cervantes)
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When two small-town deputy sheriffs stumble onto a crime scene where a drug buy had gone bad and everyone was shot dead, they discover a suitcase full of cash - $1.5 million. They decide to take the cash and cover-up the theft by burning the car the cash was in. However, things take a turn for the worse when they discover that one of the men is still alive and he has overheard their plans. They then have to suffocate him to stop him from revealing their plans. Things get even worse though when the DEA shows up and tell them that the man was one of their agents and he was wired. And then things take another bad turn when the coroner, who first received the body, discovers the tape first, switches it and wants a 50% cut. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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20 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

US Route 9 runs from Laurel, Delaware (US Route 13) to Champlain, NY near the USA-Canada border and includes a ferry connection between Lewes, Delaware, and Cape May, New Jersey. See more »

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When Wallace's car is shown at the bottom of the cliff, it has the remains of a roll cage inside. See more »

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Nate: [to Cliff] You gonna shake his hand? You should shake his hand, man. At least give him a little nod or a wink or something. You know?
Nate: [to Danning] What do you think?
Agent Paul Danning: I think we're late and I gotta take a leak.
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Simple, efficient B-noir thriller
20 April 2011 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I found this one just flippin' through the pages of a video-on-demand site ... and what a find. A solid, very entertaining noir B-thriller.

Cop Kyle MacLachlan and his partner aim to steal a cache of loot from a crime scene ... think they'll get away with it?? Kyle Mac is sort of bullied into the scheme by his bumbling, loudmouth, forever-in-debt partner. And as soon as the idea is hatched, things go wrong, Murphy's Law-style, for the next 90 minutes. There were plenty of twists and turns in the plot: many were quite predictable, but some were real shockers, and the intrigue carried through until the final scene, with the viewer never *really* sure who would come out on top.

This is a made-for-cable movie from the '90s but does not feel lowbrow or shot on-the-cheap like many such movies do. MacLachlan is joined in the cast by familiar faces such as Amy Locane, Peter Coyote, the striking Roma Maffia (who is terrific as a very sharp DEA agent), and Miguel Sandoval, later to star in TV's "Medium". There are a few very nice stunts including a big gun battle to start the pic, a mountainside car chase, and numerous big explosions. Director David Mackay manages a few very clever setups and cutaways as he keeps the story moving along. The music score features a prominent bluesy slide guitar dropped in for effect here and there, it is very nicely done.

This is in the end a B-movie, but B-movies when done well can be as exciting and diverting as a pic of any stripe, thanks to simple, efficient construction and skilled execution. ROUTE 9 has those in spades. B- or 7 out of 10 stars.


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