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Wheelman (2017)

TV-MA | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 20 October 2017 (USA)
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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.

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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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Frank Grillo and Wendy Moniz are married in real life. They've previously worked together on Guiding Light (1952). See more »

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At virtually no time during this movie, shot almost completely in the car, does the speedometer move off of 0 MPH. See more »

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adrenaline-fueled action thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat
25 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

The story line is not all that original but it's well-made and engaging. There's nothing wrong with rehashed, recycled story lines as long as they are put together with good acting, a good script and good camera work. If you're a fan of Frank Grillo then definitely check this out. Some reviewers complained of the excessive profanity but given the situation he was in, I think anybody would be cursing heavily.

Most of the film takes place in the vehicle with the camera on Grillo. Some viewers might be out off by that. I thought the camera work did a great job of capturing the grimy, urban underbelly of Philly. This movie is right up my alley because I like crime thrillers with seedy, urban atmospheres.


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