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Route 666 (2001)

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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One Way In, No Way Out See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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30 October 2001 (USA)  »

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A 666-os út  »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)
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There actually was a route 666. US Highway 666 ran from Gallup, New Mexico, to Cortez, Colorado, the gateway to Mesa Verde NP. Most of the route crossed the Navajo reservation and passes Ship Rock and near Four Corners, the only point in the US common to four states. The road itself still exists but has been renumbered by the New Mexico Department of Transportation because of superstitions about the number 666. See more »

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When the federal agents are "stranded" in the desert and the phone in the old booth at the drive-in begins to ring, a car can be seen passing in the distance. See more »

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Jack: Federal Agents.
PT: Gun, badge, you know?
Deputy Gil Conaway: I don't care if you're fucking Santa Claus!
PT: Well, hopefully Mrs. Claus is the only one doing that.
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References Zombie Lake (1981) See more »

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Time Of The Nagual
Composed and Performed by Federico Ramos
Published by El Malon Music (BMI)
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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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