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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.

Director:

John Hillcoat

Writer:

Matt Cook
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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

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A deadly heist needs a killer distraction See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

999 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In interviews promoting this movie, Norman Reedus said while filming parts of The Walking Dead (2010) season five, episode six, "Consumed", they had a bird's-eye view of the Triple 9 set. See more »

Goofs

When Chris and Franco are in the garage elevator, they get off on the 7th floor, but the wall on that floor indicates they're on the 5th floor. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Triple 9: Under the Gun (2016) See more »

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Written by Bayo Yahi Allen
Performed by Decatur Redd
Courtesy of Affix Music, LLC
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Not essential viewing.
3 March 2016 | by Troy_CampbellSee all my reviews

Since The Proposition was unleashed on audiences back in 2005, Aussie filmmaker John Hillcoat has made a name for himself as an uncompromising and ambitious auteur, bringing together A-list casts for bleak and uneasy thrillers. His latest Hollywood effort – following The Road and Lawless – dives into the grubby underground of Atlanta, where corrupt cops, ruthless bank robbers and Russian mobsters are often one and the same. A nice world this ain't. There's an unrelenting grimness to this noir-ish street saga that generates the desired mood, and the high level of dread permeating throughout proceedings maintains tension despite a predictably death-happy final act. Yet Hillcoat struggles to fully wrangle Matt Cook's twisty-turny screenplay; what could've been an intriguing web of lies, double-crosses and daring crimes becomes a less believable concoction of coincidences, plot contrivances and dubious character choices. Taking a leaflet out of Michael Mann's book of realistic action, the handful of set pieces are executed with flair, precision and unwavering violence, with an extended gun fight at the halfway point harking back to Mann's own Heat (albeit without topping it). Unfortunately the film is also let down by its vast array of players. Other than Casey Affleck's honest but worn-down cop, everyone else is evil and unpleasant to varying degrees – and rarely more than a caricature – making it hard to care about their fates. Hillcoat's menacing tone and visual ferocity ensure a certain level of interest and entertainment, but narrative and character weaknesses stop Triple 9 from being essential viewing.


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