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Wheelman (2017)

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A getaway driver for a bank robbery realizes he has been double crossed and races to find out who betrayed him.


Jeremy Rush


Jeremy Rush





Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Grillo ... Wheelman
Caitlin Carmichael ... Katie
Garret Dillahunt ... Clayton
Shea Whigham ... Motherfucker
Wendy Moniz-Grillo ... Jessica (as Wendy Moniz)
John Cenatiempo ... Real Handler
Slaine ... Jazz Handler
Jeffrey Samai Jeffrey Samai ... Ben Okri
William Xifaras ... Mechanic
Seth Ayott ... Vinnie 'The Pig Behind The Ram'
Eddie J. Fernandez Jr. ... Hip Hop Guy
John Vincent Mason John Vincent Mason ... Man With Jazz
Joe Dryden ... Motocyrcle Driver
James Fierro ... Cop Car Driver
Chris Nolte ... Bald Guy


After three years in prison, the driver known as Wheelman has to work for mobsters to pay for a debt. When he is assigned to drive a getaway car for a bank heist, he is not able to contact his liaison and a stranger call him giving orders to deliver the stolen money to him. Soon he learns that he has been betrayed by his contact and spends the night trying to save his thirteen year-old Katie and his ex-wife Jessica from a gang that wants the money robbed from the bank. But who can be trusted? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Crime | Thriller


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There are multiple shots of the windshield and hood of the car with raindrops all over it. The rain always stays in place even when the car is speeding very fast. See more »


Just before the motorcycle chases the car, two bullet holes are shot into the front windshield of the car. While the motorcycle chases the car, the bullet holes disappear. The bullet holes re-appear after the chase. See more »


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Mostly just Frank Grillo, acting his ass off!
27 October 2017 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'WHEELMAN': Four Stars (Out of Five)

An action flick about a getaway driver that's in a race to survive after he's double-crossed during a bank robbery. It stars Frank Grillo in the title role, and it costars Garret Dillahunt, Caitlin Carmichael, Wendy Moniz, Shea Whigham and Slaine. Jeremy Rush made his feature filmmaker debut writing and directing the movie. It's received mostly positive reviews from critics, and it was released on Netflix through their streaming site. I really enjoyed it.

Grillo plays a getaway driver that goes only by wheelman. During a bank robbery he gets a call from a mysterious unknown caller. The caller then threatens him and tells him to leave the two robbers behind. So once the stolen money is in his trunk, the wheelman takes off as he was told to do. Realizing he's in a lot of trouble, and his family is in danger, the wheelman struggles to figure out who double-crossed him, as he desperately tries to make sure no harm is done to him or his loved ones.

The movie is extremely intense and surprisingly (oddly) claustrophobic; as most of the film takes place inside of a car. It's really suspenseful as well, and it comes to a pretty satisfying conclusion (I think). The car chases and action scenes are all good, and pretty violent, but the film is surprisingly not that full of them. It's mostly just Frank Grillo, acting his ass off. The guy is an incredibly talented, and very charismatic, leading man action hero. In my opinion he makes the whole movie work. This rookie filmmaker, Jeremy Rush, also does a pretty impressive job too though. Netflix can do no wrong right now, almost, for me.

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Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



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16:9 HD
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