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Triple 9 (2016)

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A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.


John Hillcoat


Matt Cook
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4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Michael Atwood
Casey Affleck ... Chris Allen
Anthony Mackie ... Marcus Belmont
Woody Harrelson ... Jeffrey Allen
Aaron Paul ... Gabe Welch
Kate Winslet ... Irina Vlaslov
Gal Gadot ... Elena Vlaslov
Norman Reedus ... Russell Welch
Teresa Palmer ... Michelle Allen
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Sweet Pea (as Michael K. Williams)
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Franco Rodriguez
Michelle Ang ... Trina Ling
Terence Rosemore ... Joshua Parks
Terri Abney ... Leah Green
Alexander Babara ... Ben Feldman (as Alexandr Babara)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Never walk away from the fight See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, drug use and some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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English | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

999 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,109,085, 28 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,626,905, 10 April 2016
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges were attached to the project in the early stages of production. See more »


At the first briefing at the police station, after the bank robbery, Marcus notices some red paint on the outer aspect of his right lower trouser leg and crosses his left leg over to cover this. In the next scene, he is standing with legs uncrossed, looks down and appears surprised to see something (presumably the paint), suggesting that this scene should chronologically be earlier than the leg crossing scene. See more »


[first lines]
Michael Atwood: The more jobs we do with these guys...
Russell Welch: The more they squeeze us. Fucking Russians.
Michael Atwood: Vassili kept things tight. At least you knew where you were. But this bitch? I don't know.
Russell Welch: No shit. I can almost feel her breathing down our necks.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Triple 9 (2016) See more »


Horny Toad Fanfare
Written by Stephen Bray
Performed by Stephen Bray
Courtesy of Masterphonic Music Works
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Triple 9 - review: What the hell just happened?
7 March 2016 | by parleon-thedonSee all my reviews

The red band trailer is amazing; When I first saw that trailer, I was game for an intense action thriller (Training Day on crack), however, what I got was...


#1. A through Z (all across the board), all of the actors in this movie delivered convincing performances

#2. The opening robbery scene is intense and engaging throughout

#3. You know why some of the characters are doing the things that they're doing. Nothing is really explained in full context during the movie; How did some of these characters get involved with the mob? However, I did understand a majority of the characters motivations. When things happened, the characters reacted (no matter how irrational), and I understood where they were coming from.

#4. The main crew felt like a close family. We (as an audience) didn't get to spend a lot of time with most of the characters, but during certain scenes you could feel that they were all close to one other.

#5. Some deaths linger on. A character may die, you really don't get to know them, but the characters won't let you forget who died.

#6. Information is continuously pounded into your brain throughout. I had to remember names, events, and situations. All of the information may make some feel exhausted, but I found it exhilarating.

#7. There will be blood, death, and brutality. This movie definitely depicts realistic violence.


#1. I didn't care who lived or who died; The characters don't let you forget, but if I can't build any sort of relationship with the character, than why would I care.

#2. The movie does continuously pound information into your head (which I did like), but it ultimately goes nowhere. By the end of the movie... just throw the info out the window because it ultimately means nothing (WTF!)

#3. Unfortunately, this movie uses a "MacGuffin" device to further its already absurd plot.

#4. The movie starts in a good place, it feeds us supposedly promising information, it goes down a promising path, and than at the end... what the hell! There's no pay off. There's no satisfaction to be had here. By the end of it all, you finally realize that none of that previous crab really matters... at least that's how I felt anyway.

#5. This is a by the numbers movie. I wouldn't say that it's totally predicable, but there isn't anything here that you haven't already seen.

I really was enjoying this movie from the start, through the middle ( a little), and than the ending happened. Some moments are intense, others are dumb, some make no logical sense, and than the ending is just a complete throwaway.

This movie is no Training Day on crack... WTF!... I really had high hopes for this movie. Maybe My exceptions where to high. By the way, everything is spoiled for you if you watch the trailers.

Finale Grade: D+

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