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Checkmate (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 8 September 2015 (USA)
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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 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 »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Timothy Woodward, Jr.'s one of four films he's worked on with Michael Paré. 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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The bottomless pit.
3 September 2015 | by nyrnSee all my reviews

Unfortunately no amount of f-words can save this immature and epicly sad excuse of a movie. We all have to pay the rent, I get that. Sometimes it just hurts to watch it happen. Checkmate tries to be so bad-ass it falls flat on its face from the very first frame. Disconnected plot, no character development, crazy amount of cuss words, words of wisdom outtro etc. The turkeylist goes on. How did Glover and Aston even end up in this mess? I would seriously think a seventh grader could put together a more interesting script. This is by far the worst film I've seen the last 10 years. We're not talking funny bad here either. Low budget just got a new low - and I'm not even gonna comment on the girl with the samurai sword.


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