The Nines (2007)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery  |  30 November 2007 (UK)
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A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Parole Officer / Agitated Man
Streetwalker (credited) / Pedestrian (uncredited)
Ben Falcone
Dahlia Salem
John Gatins
Jodi Sellards ...
Piano Player
Greg Baine ...
Delivery Guy
Martin Yu ...
Focus Group Participant #1
Gregg Naaman ...
Focus Group Participant #2
Game Night Guest


Gary, an actor who plays a cop on television, uses too much lighter fluid when he burns his ex-girlfriend's things, then he drinks and drives, uses crack, and crashes his car. He sobers up in jail and is placed under house arrest and the watchful eye of a publicist, the cheery and tough-minded Margaret. She moves him into the empty house of a writer who's away in Canada on a shoot. Gary meets Sarah, an attractive and seemingly-willing neighbor. His friendship with Margaret blooms and strange things happen: he finds notes he doesn't remember writing, he hears noises, and he seems to bump into himself in the kitchen. Two remaining chapters reveal what's going on. Written by <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 November 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled John August Project  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,172 (USA) (31 August 2007)


$62,745 (USA) (5 October 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Much of the content in the second part ("Reality Television") is heavily influenced by writer/director John August's experience working on the failed television series D.C. (2000). See more »


[first lines]
Gary: Hey, do you sell crack?
[drug dealer looks confused]
Gary: No, it's cool. I only play a cop on TV.
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As Long As He Needs Me
from the musical "Oliver!"
Written by Lionel Bart
Performed by Melissa McCarthy
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User Reviews

27 January 2008 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

My mind just been blown away. I know that many would disagree, but god bless eMule, cause I am pretty sure that this beautiful piece won't ever hit the big screen over here. I have grown to forget the storyline of the picture I saw day before, yet this one... You would never realize how bad you missed a quality staff, till you come around one. Besides the fact that every part was masterly seamed around the main character, and extraordinary performance of Ryan Reynolds (he is unbelievable) I was pleasantly surprised by the way the storyline had clashed with the real world. Can't elaborate on anything more, just go and see...anyway...

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