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Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)

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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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Franck Khalfoun

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Eddie Nickerson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Joshua
Miguel Ferrer ... Vincent
Harvey Keitel ... Nino
Alex Meneses ... Marisa
Leonor Varela ... Anna
Michael Tighe ... Jeff
Noel Gugliemi ... Frankie Tahoe (as Noel G.)
Johnny Messner ... Mickey
Reed McColm Reed McColm ... Donnie
Mike Starr ... Paulie
Louis Mandylor ... Stephen
John Cenatiempo ... Johnny C
M. Scott Sue M. Scott Sue ... Gate Keeper
Paul Sampson ... Richie
Walter Poole Walter Poole ... Bodyguard
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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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At the 1:13:20 mark, Vincent's pistol is clearly Empty. You can see the slide is in the locked back position. When he turns back around, it is loaded without changing magazines. See more »

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Features Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) 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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Cuba Gooding Jr. excels in this violent crime thriller...
26 December 2010 | by ajs-10See all my reviews

I do enjoy a crime thriller and this, even though it went straight to DVD, isn't a bad one. Some great performances, plenty of violence and a pretty strong plot all add up to an entertaining watch (if you like that kind of thing). I'll tell you more of my thoughts after the following summary (summary haters please wait in the car with Joshua; he'll take you for a ride if you ask him nicely).

Joshua is the number one guy to Vincent, a medium sized drug lord and crime boss on the East coast of the United States. He hears, through a third party, that a dealer by the name of Frankie Tahoe is out to kill Vincent. Of course Vincent won't stand for that and they go and take care of Frankie. Now, unfortunately Frankie works for the biggest boss on the East coast, Nino, and he's upset at losing one of his best dealers. They meet and, well, let's say they didn't part as best buddies. After Nino takes his revenge on Vincent the gloves come off and it gets very violent indeed. Of course there is a lot more to tell but I'm not going to spoil it for you.

This is a very dark and a very violent film with some great performances. I thought Cuba Gooding Jr. was excellent as the brooding Joshua who has a dark secret he has been carrying since childhood; in fact it's the best performance I've seen from him in quite a while. Miguel Ferrer plays the part of the, sometimes psychotic, crime boss Vincent perfectly and Harvey Keitel is also excellent, as ever, as Nino.

It's a pretty well made film which, although the budget was obviously pretty small still manages to excite and enthral. It has a very well written script but it is one of those that you have to watch, you can't have it on in the background and expect to follow it. So, if you like a good crime drama and you're not bothered too much by some rather graphic violence, then this one's definitely recommended… otherwise, I would give it a miss.

My score: 6.5/10


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wrong Turn at Tahoe See more »

Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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