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Checkmate, Keep Your Enemies Closer (2013)

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Drugs, Love, the Interpol and a Cartel form a deadly mix in this action-packed thriller. As an Interpol agent tracks down the leaders of a drug Cartel, things quickly turn for the worse with an unexpected twist in the end.
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Cast

Cast overview:
William Sadler ... Agent Cone
Yvonne Maria Schäfer ... Sandra Aguilar
Manny Perez ... Jimmy Aguilar
Peter Greene ... Alex Decker
Federico Castelluccio ... Agent Lepari
Markus Depfenhart Markus Depfenhart ... Michael
Marco Caputo Marco Caputo ... Bodyguard
Dave Barrett Dave Barrett ... Bodyguard
John Timpanaro John Timpanaro ... Officer
Syed Hossain Syed Hossain ... Cab Driver
Jaime Pittaro Jaime Pittaro ... Bodyguard
Alexia Godel Alexia Godel ... Office Assistant
Carolina Valle Carolina Valle ... Office Assistant
Emily Kieczykowski Emily Kieczykowski ... Office Assistant
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Storyline

Checkmate , is the story of Alex Decker (Peter Greene) a German Interpol agent, deep under cover, who has been on the trail of Jimmy the King ( Manny Perez) and Sandra, his wife (Yvonne Maria Schaefer), the ruthless leaders of a Mexican drug Cartel. After several years of tracking them all over Europe and South America, Alex finally catches up to them in New York City. He successfully arranges a meeting through his informant, Michael (Markus Depfenhart) to purchase over a million and half dollars worth of pure grade heroin. With the help of Agent Cone (William Sadler) and Agent Lepari (Federico Castelluccio) from the New York City DEA, Alex secures the money for the bust. At the meeting, with Jimmy, Sandra and Michael, things quickly turn for the worse and fill the atmosphere with high tension, danger and an unexpected twist. Written by YMC Entertainment

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...greed comes with a high price


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USA

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English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

4 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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$125,000 (estimated)
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YMC Entertainment,YMC Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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10/13/2013 Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City, Checkmate Keep Your Enemies Closer nominated for Best Concept See more »

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Rain Down On Me
Written by Ell Morrison
Performed by Ell Morrison
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