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Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)

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A small-time crime boss kills a drug dealer without realizing that the drug dealer works for the biggest crime boss in the country.

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Franck Khalfoun

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Eddie Nickerson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Joshua
Miguel Ferrer ... Vincent
Harvey Keitel ... Nino
Alex Meneses ... Marisa
Leonor Varela ... Anna
Michael Tighe ... Jeff
Noel Gugliemi ... Frankie Tahoe (as Noel G.)
Johnny Messner ... Mickey
Reed McColm Reed McColm ... Donnie
Mike Starr ... Paulie
Louis Mandylor ... Stephen
John Cenatiempo ... Johnny C
M. Scott Sue M. Scott Sue ... Gate Keeper
Paul Sampson ... Richie
Walter Poole Walter Poole ... Bodyguard
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A small-time crime boss kills a drug dealer without realizing that the drug dealer works for the biggest crime boss in the country.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acerto de Contas See more »

Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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At the 1:13:20 mark, Vincent's pistol is clearly Empty. You can see the slide is in the locked back position. When he turns back around, it is loaded without changing magazines. See more »

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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Space Trip
Written by Gregory J Taieb (BMI)
Performed by Gregory J Taieb (BMI)
Courtesy of Gregory J Taieb
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What? A direct-to-DVD movie with Cuba Gooding Jr. that's actually GOOD?
27 November 2009 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

If you have kept an eye on Cuba Gooding Jr.'s career over the past few years, you probably know he's been churning out awful direct-to-DVD movies after being branded box office poison. Having seen several of these movies, I initially had no plans to see "Wrong Turn At Tahoe". I only decided to give it a whirl after reading a positive review of it at another web site.

I was surprised by what I watched - this is a pretty decent drama. First, the production values are very strong for what was reportedly just an $8 million budget. It looks slick, while at the same time having a moody look that's appropriate for the nastiness that happens. As for Gooding, he is for once believable in his role, successfully showing a hard edge for his character. However, it is Miguel Ferrer who steals the show as Gooding's boss - he really commands the screen when the center of attention is on him.

The dialogue is good, colorful yet not in a show-off manner. The characters are believable in their actions. And the movie travels at a relaxed pace (though not TOO relaxed). Some younger viewers might find it too slow, but I thought the movie kept interest despite its slow pace.

The movie is not perfect. The decision to show part of the end at the beginning somewhat spoils things. The hand-to-hand combat at the climax seems out of an action movie, not a serious drama. And the "twist" at the last minute is somewhat silly; I could not believe the revelation would have stayed hidden for so long. There are a couple of other flaws I could mention, but overall this is an engaging movie that could have played in theaters.


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