Wrong Turn at Tahoe

January 3, 2009 0 By Fans
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Plot

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

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.0/10 (1,682 voted)

Director:
Franck Khalfoun

Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Keitel

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

Cast:

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Joshua


Miguel Ferrer

Vincent


Harvey Keitel

Nino


Alex Meneses

Marisa


Leonor Varela

Anna


Michael Sean Tighe

Jeff

(as Michael Tighe)


Noel Gugliemi

Frankie Tahoe

(as Noel G.)


Johnny Messner

Mickey


Reed McColm

Donnie


Mike Starr

Paulie


Louis Mandylor

Stephen


John Cenatiempo

Johnny C


M. Scott Sue

Gate Keeper


Paul Sampson

Richie


Walter Poole

Bodyguard

Release Date: 3 Jan 2009

Filming Locations: Spokane, Washington, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $6,000,000

(estimated)



User Review

What? A direct-to-DVD movie with Cuba Gooding Jr. that's actually GOOD?

Rating:


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.