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Gridlocked (2015)

R | | Action | 14 June 2016 (USA)
Former SWAT leader David Hendrix and hard-partying movie star Brody Walker must cut their ride-along short when a police training facility is attacked by a team of mercenaries.

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Allan Ungar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Purcell ... David Hendrix
Cody Hackman ... Brody Walker
Stephen Lang ... Korver
Trish Stratus ... Gina
Danny Glover ... Sully
Vinnie Jones ... Ryker
Saul Rubinek ... Marty
Richard Gunn ... Maddox
Steve Byers ... Scott Calloway
James A. Woods ... Jason
Romano Orzari ... Dallas
Dwayne McLean Dwayne McLean ... Ed
Derek McGrath ... Booking Officer
Judah Katz ... Bill
Linda Goranson ... Nancy
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Former SWAT leader David Hendrix is down on his luck and has failed to receive medical clearance after taking a bullet on the job. Despite being highly trained and competent, his efforts have been reduced to routine tasks for the NYPD. As if things couldn't get any worse, he's been forced to babysit Brody Walker, a hard partying celebrity that's been sent on a mandatory ride along as part of his probation. Pampered and irritating, Walker is the last thing Hendrix needs. But all of that changes when a police training facility comes under attack by a team of ruthless mercenaries led by the mysterious Korver. Now, Hendrix and Walker must band together with the remaining survivors to fight back and keep the mercenaries from overtaking the compound.... if they don't kill each other first.

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Rated R for language and strong brutal violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Encurralados See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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2.35 : 1
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In one key scene, Sully (Danny Glover), says "I knew I was getting too old for this s***", which is essentially the same line his character, Roger Murtaugh, says in the Lethal Weapon film franchise. See more »

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The volume of *items* retrieved from the locker and the box they were in would not have fitted in the size of locker that was opened. See more »

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Great action movie
2 October 2016 | by TdSmth5See all my reviews

Some famous moviestar named Brody gets himself arrested. His punishment: riding along with a cop. Of course they don't get along; the cop (Dave) doesn't want to babysit, but the actor tries to be friendly and eventually wins Dave over. Dave agrees to take him to the clubhouse--his former unit's station. Dave was SWAT but for some reason, that we don't find out, he's now assigned to low-level tasks. We meet his unit made up only of another guy, a little girl, and a rookie.

Elsewhere some paramilitary guys are up to no good. They set up on someone's ranch after killing the owners.

It's late at night but for some reason a network repair team arrives. Of course they are bad guys and detonate an EMP device that cripple the station's electronics. They are also forced to kill some security guards there. This is witnessed by Brody but no one pays attention to him. Eventually Dave and the rest of the unit realize what's going on and a shootout ensues. The bad guys are directed by the paramilitary guys off-site led by Korver.

After SWAT takes control of the situation they finally get around to wondering what the bad guys were doing there to begin with. There's some underground rooms that include an evidence locker. We learn that Korver wants some bearer bonds stored there so he organizes an assault on the station. Our SWAT guys of course are undermanned and underarmed since stuff is being moved to another station.

There are a couple of surprises and lots of exciting action. The main cast is very strong with Purcell, Lang, Glover, Jones. Some of the rest of the cast are weak. The other SWAT don't look the part at all. The story is good though as it goes beyond just action. But the action does shine here. There is no shortage of B-action movies with one or two big names, but Gridlocked is better than most A-action movies that are released in theaters.


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