A federal witness runs away and a team of government agents track him down, but when they take a shortcut on the return trip, they're attacked by zombies.



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Smith, a mob informer hiding out with the Witness Protection Program, decides to make a break for it and hide out in the Arizona desert. The Feds catch up with him and rescue him just before a group of hitmen can manage to silence him for good. In the course of getting Smith away from the mafia thugs, the pair of agents assigned to protect him turn onto an abandoned stretch of highway nicknamed 'Route 666' after the mysterious death of a prison chain gang. As the three continue on their way, they soon discover just what happened to the chain gang, and how the highway earned its name. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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On the road to nowhere lies a forgotten highway where secrets are buried, souls are lost and the dead come to life. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A 666-os út  »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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In New Jersey, there used to be a Morris County Route 666 that ran from Dover to Mount Hope, but the signs were constantly being stolen and the number was changed to 661. See more »


The book the sheriff is reading is "Tell Tale Heart," by Edgar Allen Poe. "Tell Tale Heart" is not a novel. It is a short story and can be found with other short stories in a collection by Poe. A movie was made from "Tell Tale Heart" but it cannot stand alone as a novel. See more »


Rabbit aka Fred: Don't leave me here with Helen Keller and the Three Blind Mice! I am not safe with these guys!
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Blue Moon Blue
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Not terrible.
13 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good tension throughout, the living-dead guys are creepy enough (not easy to pull off in bright desert sunlight), and the Native American shaman looks more like a deli counterman than the time-worn cinema stereotype--all in all, worth a look-see. Personally, I could have lived without all the jiggling camera work during the action shots, and the ending was a little weak, but otherwise I'd give it a 6 out of 10.

One big problem--though out of fairness it's not something that is peculiar to this flick alone. In fact, this has been a pet peeve of mine for years, and I dearly wish it would be advised against by every teacher of cinema...

ACTION RULE # 1: If people shoot the "bad thing" fifty damn times, and with no effect, THEN DON'T HAVE THEM KEEP ON DOING IT!

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