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Checkmate, Keep Your Enemies Closer ()


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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... See more »

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Agent Cone
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Sandra Aguilar
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Jimmy Aguilar
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Alex Decker
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Agent Lepari
Markus Depfenhart ...
Michael
Marco Caputo ...
Bodyguard
Dave Barrett ...
Bodyguard
John Timpanaro ...
Officer
Syed Hossain ...
Cab Driver
Jaime Pittaro ...
Bodyguard
Alexia Godel ...
Office Assistant
Carolina Valle ...
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Emily Kieczykowski ...
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Directed by

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Federico Castelluccio

Written by

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Federico Castelluccio ... (writer)

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Dave Barret ... executive producer
Sylvia Caminer ... line producer / producer
Federico Castelluccio ... producer
Baldo Dattolo ... executive producer
Joe Dattolo ... executive producer
Ari Goldstein ... associate producer
Joseph Meli ... executive producer
Timothy C. Pfeifer ... executive producer
Michael J. Picciallo ... executive producer
Geoffrey Pizzuto ... executive producer
Anthony Pope ... associate producer
Jerome Raguso ... associate producer
Yvonne Maria Schäfer ... producer

Music by

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Ell Morrison ... (original music by)

Cinematography by

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Ken Kelsch

Film Editing by

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Andrew Ford

Editorial Department

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John Alfieri ... trailer editor
Martin Zwanzger ... trailer titles designer / trailer visual effects

Production Design by

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Brian Tubbs

Makeup Department

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Allie Smith ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Phillip Saxton ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Johnny Egan ... first assistant director (as John Egan)
Eleanor Wilson ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Brian Tubbs ... set designer

Sound Department

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Steve French ... boom operator / sound mixer
Julienne Guffain ... sound effects editor
Chris Stangroom ... re-recording mixer / sound editor / supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Brian Schuley ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Martin Zwanzger ... digital effects / visual effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Braunfeld ... set photographer
Ray Collins ... assistant camera
Chris Kelsch ... best boy
Brian Pryzpek ... gaffer

Location Management

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Jonathan Bauer ... location manager

Music Department

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Andrew Ford ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Meghan Lowry ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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David Coleman ... production assistant
Abel Horwitz ... production assistant
Joy Kelsch ... production assistant
Laura Killeen ... production assistant
Meghan Lowry ... production assistant
Emily Pecot ... script supervisor

Thanks

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John Alfieri ... special thanks
Robert Braunfeld ... special thanks
Vito Colucci ... special thanks
Ari Goldstein ... special thanks
Peter Ries ... special thanks
Martin Zwanzger ... very special thanks

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  • HOBO (sound post-production)

Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Checkmate, Keep Your Enemies Closer (United States)
Runtime
  • 17 min
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Budget $125,000 (estimated)

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