In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop.
Car theft in Long Beach went down 47% when Randall "Memphis" Raines walked away from the life. He gets dragged back into it by assuming the job his brother Kip screwed up for stolen-car broker Raymond Calitri: steal 50 exotic cars and have them on a container ship by 8 AM Friday morning, and he got this news on a Monday. With Calitri threatening to kill him and Kip, and the police GRAB unit breathing down his neck, Memphis reassembles his old crew and attempts to pull off the logistically impossible. Written by
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When Sway walks into the warehouse of Ferrari's she remarks "I was always a sucker for a redhead." One of the cars they steal is "Rose" a 1987 Ferrari Testarosa. In Italian, Testa Rosa means red top or in slang, Redhead. See more »
Towards the end of the film, there is a skyline shot of L.A. with the subtitle "Time Left Until Deadline 00:59:59" followed by a shot of the two detectives getting into their car, headed toward Long Beach. It is also later discovered that in Long Beach, they are at 4th Street and Main. The first problem is that there is no such intersection as 4th and Main in Long Beach. The second issue is even with an hour, no car can travel from North Los Angeles to Long Beach in an hour at the time of day that they seem to be driving, start pursuit, then chase someone all the way to the docks. Number two, it is assumed by the shot of the hospital that 30 minutes has passed, giving an even shorter time frame for the two police officers to begin pursuit. See more »
That's nasty. What kind of a sicko gets their jollies from playin' with dog shit man?
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Before the end credits begin the screen goes black. When this happens we hear Memphis' car stall and he says "Oh don't do this to me!" See more »
This movie doesn't tell you any new truth or treat your refined taste with amazing characters. It is just an old-fashioned chase movie of the good and the bad guys. The circumstances and the grand theft of 50 cars over one night is of course out of this world but it doesn't matter because Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie charm us out of it. After watching hundreds of car chase movies in my lifetime I didn't think yet another one would lighten my eyebrow. I was wrong. The smart and humorous execution of the car and car/helicopter chases was a great fun to watch; a good honest adrenalin booster. Perhaps I am little generous but I give it 8/10 for all the fun.
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