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Checkmate (2015)

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Six people are thrown together during an elaborate bank heist where any move can alter the outcome. Is it coincidence, or are they merely pawns in a much bigger game.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... Elohim
Vinnie Jones ... Lu
Sean Astin ... Dyson
Mischa Barton ... Lauren Campbell
Michael Paré ... Captain Raymond Mitchell Howard
Katrina Law ... Katana
Johnny Messner ... Joey
Antwon Tanner ... Bones
Willa Ford ... Sasha
David Chisum ... Allen
Zach Touchon ... Ron
Gabriel Bateman ... Christopher
Kerry Knuppe ... Calli
Matt Cinquanta ... Matteo
Erik Aude ... Officer Williams
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Six people are thrown together during an elaborate bank heist where any move can alter the outcome. Is it coincidence, or are they merely pawns in a much bigger game.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arbitrary Rule See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Is the second collaboration between Woodward and composer Sid De La Cruz. See more »

Goofs

When we are first introduced to the chess players Elohim (Danny Glover) and Lu (Vinnie Jones) at the chessboard, the board itself is set up incorrectly. Kings and Queens are reversed, because the board is rotated 90º from the correct starting position. Players set up the board so that White has a dark square on his/her lower left, the a1 square, so the White Queen starts the game on a white square, d1, and the White King on a dark square, e1. Elohim's K is on d1 and his Q on e1. This is a common mistake for novice chess players. See more »

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Club Sin
Written by Sid De La Cruz
Performed by Sid De La Cruz
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A movie with a great idea that ultimately did nothing with it. Very disappointing and hard to stay focused on.
7 September 2015 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"The battle line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man." Six people are involved in a bank heist where one wrong move could be deadly. The criminals and the police all make strategic moves in hopes of ending the standoff and coming out on top. The longer the standoff goes on the greater the chance of disaster. This is a movie that had such a neat element to it that I thought this could be really neat. Essentially Glover and Jones play God and the Devil. Every move they make on the board affects how the events unfold. Unfortunately the idea was much much better than the movie. The movie really ran out of steam pretty quickly and became something that was way to slow and generic to stay focused on. Overall, a movie with a great idea that ultimately did nothing with it. Very disappointing and hard to stay focused on. The type of movie you forget as you are watching. I give this a C-.


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