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Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)

A small-time crime boss kills a drug dealer without realizing that the drug dealer works for the biggest crime boss in the country.

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Joshua
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Vincent
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Nino
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Marisa
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Anna
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Jeff (as Michael Tighe)
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Frankie Tahoe (as Noel G.)
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Mickey
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Donnie
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Paulie
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Stephen
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Johnny C
M. Scott Sue ...
Gate Keeper
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Richie
Walter Poole ...
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A small-time crime boss kills a drug dealer without realizing that the drug dealer works for the biggest crime boss in the country.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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17 November 2009 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Around 07:16, when Joshua brings the coils to burn Donnie's toes, one can see that the coils are not heated up, but merely painted red. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Written by Gregory J Taieb (BMI)
Performed by Gregory J Taieb (BMI)
Courtesy of Gregory J Taieb
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What? A direct-to-DVD movie with Cuba Gooding Jr. that's actually GOOD?
27 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

If you have kept an eye on Cuba Gooding Jr.'s career over the past few years, you probably know he's been churning out awful direct-to-DVD movies after being branded box office poison. Having seen several of these movies, I initially had no plans to see "Wrong Turn At Tahoe". I only decided to give it a whirl after reading a positive review of it at another web site.

I was surprised by what I watched - this is a pretty decent drama. First, the production values are very strong for what was reportedly just an $8 million budget. It looks slick, while at the same time having a moody look that's appropriate for the nastiness that happens. As for Gooding, he is for once believable in his role, successfully showing a hard edge for his character. However, it is Miguel Ferrer who steals the show as Gooding's boss - he really commands the screen when the center of attention is on him.

The dialogue is good, colorful yet not in a show-off manner. The characters are believable in their actions. And the movie travels at a relaxed pace (though not TOO relaxed). Some younger viewers might find it too slow, but I thought the movie kept interest despite its slow pace.

The movie is not perfect. The decision to show part of the end at the beginning somewhat spoils things. The hand-to-hand combat at the climax seems out of an action movie, not a serious drama. And the "twist" at the last minute is somewhat silly; I could not believe the revelation would have stayed hidden for so long. There are a couple of other flaws I could mention, but overall this is an engaging movie that could have played in theaters.


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