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Rodney Allen Rippy in Checking the Gate

Checking the Gate

2003 NR

Jess Thomas's quirky action-adventure follows Vladimir (Marc Cameron), a Russian who arrives in Hollywood toting a bundle of al-Qaida money. With a little persuasion, he gets his old friend Boris (David Alan Graf) to help him break into the filmmaking business. But when two other Russians show up in pursuit of Vladimir, the desperate man forces young screenwriter Kadie (Athena Demos) to go on the run with him while she chronicles his life story.