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Triple 9
Triple 9“A gang including crooked cops get
  more than they can handle when
  they deal with the Russian mafia and
  are blackmailed into carrying out a
  seemingly impossible heist involving
  the shooting of a policeman, who turns
  the tables on them in the high suspense,
  warp-speed action thriller Triple 9..
.”

THROWING THEIR LOT IN WITH THE RUSSIAN MAFIA, a criminal gang have found their alliance extremely lucrative, but now it's payback time and they are blackmailed into planning and executing the impossible: a heist fraught with so many challenges that the odds are stacked against its success.

Following the theft of a security box during a bank robbery by the gang in Atlanta, Georgia, former Navy SEAL Michael Atwood (Chiwetel Ejiofor) delivers it to the wife of the Russian Mafia boss, Irina Vlaslov (Kate Winslet), who needs the contents to free her imprisoned husband Vassili (Igor Komar).

Triple 9 is
a high suspense,
warp-speed action,
keep-you-guessing
thriller...”
Irina's sister Elena (Gal Gadot) is the mother of Michael's son Felix (Blake McLennon) and Irina is not above using her nephew to get what she wants from Michael and his men.

Michael's criminal activities are shared with fellow former SEAL Russell Welch (Norman Reedus), his brother ex-cop Gabe (Aaron Paul) and corrupt cops Marcus Belmont (Anthony Mackie) and Franco Rodriguez (Clifton Collins Jr), all of whom are expecting a big pay-off for the job; but Irina has not finished with them yet…

Blackmailing Michael, she wants him to break into a impenetrable, high-security government office to steal further intelligence on Vassili. Just to show she means business, she has Russell tortured and he is left for the others to find, gravely injured and slowly dying = a shocking incident that leaves his brother traumatised.

The gang realises that they need a diversion that will take the Police far away from the scene and Marcus and Franco suggest a "Triple 9" (an officer down situation) and put forward rookie cop Chris Allen (Casey Affleck), the nephew of seasoned Detective Jeffrey Allen (Woody Harrelson), as the perfect victim.

Totally unaware of the fate in store for him, Chris has no idea of his fellow Police Officers' betrayal and the lengths they are prepared to go to in order not to fall foul of the Russian Mafia even murdering one of their own. Packed with double-crosses, greed and revenge, the movie puts Chris to the fore as he proves his mettle. And he is not about to bow out gracefully.

Triple 9
is a high suspense, warp-speed action, keep-you-guessing thriller with many twists and turns. At times shocking by nature of the content and, despite some unnecessary violence, some gore and distasteful scenes and language, the movie is compelling and tense.

Triple 9 also features: Teresa Palmer as Michelle Allen; the superb Michael K Williams as Sweet Pea; and Michelle Ang as Trina Ling. Cinematography is by Nicolas Karakatsanis; Music by Atticus Ross, Claudia Sarne, Leopold Ross and Bobby Krlic; Written by Matt Cook. Producers are: Christopher Woodrow, Anthony Katagas, MarcButan, Keith Redmon, Bard Dorros and John Hillcoat. Directed by John Hillcoat.

* Triple 9 is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK, courtesy of Entertainment One (eOne), on 27 June 2016 (the movie is available digitally from 20 June 2016). Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 110 Minutes Approx | DVD Catalogue Number: EO52020D RRP £17.99 / Blu-ray Catalogue Number: EO52021BR RRP £19.99.

Extras (DVD & Blu-ray): Under The Gun | An Authentic World | Deleted Scenes: Michael's First Kill, Michael's Death, Jeffrey Finds Out About Leah, and Jeffrey Quits | Interviews With The Cast.

"Triple 9 is a high suspense, warp-speed action, keep-you-guessing thriller" ~ Maggie Woods