A private plane carrying the daughter of a rich businessman crash-lands on the uninhabited island of San Miguel off the coast of Mexico, an island regarded by the locals as cursed. The businessman's Chief of Security, Scott Davis mounts a high-tech mission to rescue the survivors, and in his search to find a guide, comes across Frank Brodie, a man who was on the island ten years previously. Davis finds Brodie to be a brooding, reclusive drunk, haunted by his experiences on the island, and Brodie tells Davis that it isn't worth mounting a rescue mission as the survivors will, by now, be dead. Brodie, however, decides to tag along, bringing along a veritable arsenal of weapons and a fatalistic attitude, ridiculing Davis' plans as naive. Accompanying them is Tara Matthews, a young woman purporting to be a medic, and Davis' second-in-command, Eddie Mendoza, a down-to-earth practical man who very quickly realizes Brodie knows what he is doing and is inclined to believe what the man says. ... Written by
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As Davis walks along the track he gets caught by a loose branch around his boot. After disentangling himself, he asks Brodie how far away the plane is. Brodie informs him that it is about a kilometer away, and they won't make it before dark. At this point Brodie's jacket buttons are on the left side of his jacket. Cut back to Davis, who says they will make it. When the camera cuts back to Brodie, his jacket buttons are now on the right side of his jacket. The shot is in reverse. See more
[Talking about Tara's father, who created the baboons
We used to sit around on a night, having a cigar and a snort, liked to say if it ain't broke lets fix it anyways, what the hell... son of a bitch left me to live...
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