Death Toll

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Death Toll
Death Toll.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Phenomenon
Produced by
Written by
  • Daniel Garcia
  • Anthony Faia III
  • Jason Hewitt
Music by Kane & Abel
  • Michael Campbell
  • Jerrod Coates
Edited by
  • Scott Mele
  • Donald Ray Washington
  • HK Pictures
  • Most Wanted Films
  • K2 Pictures
  • Films in Motion
Distributed by Spotlight Pictures
Release dates
  • January 30, 2008 (2008-01-30) (Greece)
  • April 15, 2008 (2008-04-15) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3.5 million
For the 1978 film also known as Death Toll, see High-Ballin'.

Death Toll is a 2008 action film starring DMX, Lou Diamond Phillips, Alec Rayme, Leila Arcieri and Keshia Knight Pulliam, written and produced by Daniel Garcia and directed by Phenomenon. Filming was done in Louisiana in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.


A powerful drug dealer has taken control of New Orleans, but as the authorities scramble to stop the bloodshed things only get worse on the streets. "The Dog" (DMX) is a drug dealer who will stop at nothing to be the number one bad boy in the Big Easy. His ruthlessness is legendary, and his power far reaching. But the authorities are onto "The Dog," and now the time has come to put this pit-bull to sleep. Will they accomplish their mission before any more innocent lives are lost, or could it be that New Orleans' top dog is truly above the law?



DVD Verdict heavily panned Death Toll, stating that it was "a collection of moving images that makes little sense and boasts the entertainment value of a wasp sting to the genitals."[1]

Dutch language Cinemagazine spoke of the film sharing a great deal of violence, and expanded that the story was not as good as it might have been. A large cast and quick cuts between cast action sequences and a weak script marred the viewer's attention.[2]


  1. ^ "DVD Verdict Review - Death Toll". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2015-12-14. 
  2. ^ Koendjbiharie, Sarita (July 20, 2008). "review: Death Toll (2008)" (in Dutch). Cinemagazine. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 

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