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Film poster
Directed byJeremy Rush
Produced by
Written byJeremy Rush
Music byBrooke Blair
Will Blair
CinematographyJuanmi Azpiroz
Edited byPadraic McKinley
The Solution Entertainment Group
WarParty Films
Distributed byNetflix (US)
Release date
  • October 20, 2017 (2017-10-20)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States

Wheelman is a 2017 American action thriller film written and directed by Jeremy Rush and starring Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt, Shea Whigham, and Caitlin Carmichael. It was released on Netflix on October 20, 2017.



On May 10, 2016, it was reported that Frank Grillo would play the titular role in the action thriller film Wheelman, which would be directed by Jeremy Rush from his own script, while Grillo would also produce the film along with Joe Carnahan and Myles Nestel of The Solution Entertainment Group.[1] On May 17, 2016, Netflix acquired the worldwide rights to the film, which was financed by The Solution.[2]

Principal photography on the film began on September 12, 2016 in Boston's Fort Point, and later filming also took place in Lawrence, Massachusetts.[3][4]


Wheelman was released on Netflix on October 20, 2017.[5]


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 87% based on 23 reviews, and an average rating of 6.9/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Wheelman takes B-movie action lovers on an uncommonly smooth ride, with taut plotting and exciting action topped off with solid work from Frank Grillo in the title role."[6] Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 66 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7]


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (May 10, 2016). "Cannes: Frank Grillo Starring in Action-Thriller 'Wheelman'". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (May 17, 2016). "Netflix Buys Frank Grillo Action Thriller 'Wheelman'". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Nicol, Travis (September 7, 2016). "Netflix original film 'Wheelman' will be filming in Boston on Sept. 12". The Republican. Advance Local Media. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  4. ^ Harmacinski, Jill (September 15, 2016). "Actors, film crews descend on Lawrence". The Salem News. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  5. ^ Coming Soon (August 18, 2017). "First Look at Frank Grillo in Wheelman, Coming to Netflix". ComingSoon.net. Mandatory. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Wheelman (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Wheelman Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 27, 2018.

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