In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.Written by
Open Road Films
Michael B. Jordan was originally cast in the role of Marcus Belmont, but he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »
Multiple continuity errors during the fleeing car scene after the initial bank robbery. After the van's door is sheared off, dense red smoke is seen coming from the floor of the van, while in the next scene the bag from which the smoke originates is being held high out of the broken door. In the cut-scene a second later, the car comes to an abrupt stop with no smoke visible whatsoever. In the next cut, the men are shown exiting the vehicle with red smoke billowing out. See more »
The more jobs we do with these guys...
The more they squeeze us. Fucking Russians.
Vassili kept things tight. At least you knew where you were. But this bitch? I don't know.
No shit. I can almost feel her breathing down our necks.
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It's as though the director was trying to combine, Heat (1995) with Colors (1988) but ended up with a film as good as neither.
It begins well with lots of action. Then slows to establish characters, and then desperately tries to speed up again but fails. It just kinda meanders to a stop rather than to an end.
The star studded line-up almost seemed to hold it back. It was as though all the A-listers demanded at least 15 minutes of screen time each, and the end result was lots of scenes which should have ended up on the editing room floor, but didn't.
A story and a cast with tonnes of potential, poorly executed.
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