Set during a massive flood started by a dam accident in a small town, Tom (Christian Slater) is an armored truck guard who gets robbed by Jim ('Morgan Freeman'). Tom gets away with all the ... See full summary »
A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.
A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.
On 6 January 1998, 3 special-effect crew members were injured preparing a gas-based explosion in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Two of the crew were hospitalized with serious injuries and the third was treated and released. Improper safety measures that went against industry standards allowed for a premature explosion as the crew was setting up the shot. The battery used to trigger the explosion was stored inside a truck engine compartment rather than in the open. The battery was not disconnected when a cable touched the electrical contacts, causing detonation. Black Dog Productions was fined $16,800 by the state. These scenes that were filmed in downtown Wilmington were not used in the final release. See more »
When Crews is telling the story of his accident on the Atlanta run, he states that he was running up I-75. If he was running Atlanta to New Jersey or New York, as would be assumed if he was trying to make it home for his daughter's birthday, he would not have been on 75 as that would take him through Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and eventually through Michigan. See more »
I have to say that it's been a while since I saw a Patrick Swayze movie. He seems to have done the John Travolta disappearing act. He's not the best actor in the world, anyway, and he certainly wasn't challenged by this film. But he certainly is looking OLD!
That said, the movie is entertaining enough in a "See how many exploding vehicles we can cram into it" kind of way.
Meat Loaf, although immensely entertaining, is hopelessly miscast as the villain. It's just impossible to take him seriously. He was much better in Fight Club. Here he has about as much menace as Boss Hogg from the Dukes of Hazzard.
The movie is predictable, but entertaining. It even has the two cops who start out hating each other becoming best buddies.
However, they missed the obvious opportunity at the end to have "The Black Dog" come for Meat Loaf's character. It would have made the movie even cheesier, but more fun. The ending, as it stands, is rather dull.
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