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A petty robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that's a front for the mob.





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An all-night diner. A cop walks in on a robbery in progress. But what happens next - and what happened just before - will change everything you think you know. The building is now surrounded. There are restless fingers on every trigger. And one very intense hostage situation is about to take some extremely shocking twists. Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Rated R for violence, language and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 September 2013 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,137 (USA) (19 April 2013)


$2,137 (USA) (19 April 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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A Diner Gets Robbed, and a Number of Interesting Layers Unfold
19 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Generally good acting brings an immediate realism to a low budget film that's otherwise unrealistic in certain ways. Despite a few draggy spots, PAWN is tense and engrossing, with some clever twists. It can be difficult to place who's what in a movie that's this short yet has this big a cast, but that's all part of the fun. If viewed carefully, PAWN will make pretty good sense in the end.

Particularly good performances by Sean Faris and the three (Michael Chiklis, Max Beesley, and Cameron Denny) who play the robbers.

Definitely worth seeing if you like crime,suspense,and that sort of thing.

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