Collateral Damage (2002)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  8 February 2002 (USA)
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After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mauro (as Tyler Garcia Posey)
Matt Brewer
Jorge Zepeda ...
Joe Phipps


Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio "The Wolf" Perrini. Frustrated with the official investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, Brewer takes matters into his own hands and tracks his quarry ultimately to Colombia. Written by Jason

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Nothing is more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daño colateral  »

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Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,058,432 (USA) (8 February 2002)


$766,543 (France) (5 July 2002)

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Did You Know?


Arnold Schwarzenegger is never shown firing a gun on screen. See more »


Selena and Claudio survive a gas explosion without a single hair being singed. See more »


Gordon Brewer: If you keep working with him, then you are no better than he is.
Selena: What would you have me do?
Gordon Brewer: Help me stop him.
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Selena's Song
Written by Salvatore Basile
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I'll show you collateral damage!
22 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, here is the premise. A fireman's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and son get blown up when a terrorist (Cliff Curtis) is trying to destroy some target. He googles "terrorist" on his home computer, finds out who is responsible, and goes off into the jungle to capture him. He escapes. In the meantime, he hooks up with the terrorist's wife (Francesca Neri), wins her to his side, and they go off back to the States to catch him. If that is not the most unbelievable plot you can imagine, then there are some twists and turns that are even more incredible.

But, who cares? This is the Governator kicking some major butt like he did in True Lies, Commando, and many other movies that you and I watch over and over.

Italian actress Neri (Live Flesh) is hot, Curtis (Whale Rider) makes a perfect terrorist, and one of my favorites, John Leguizamo (Land of the Dead), plays a great part. Even Monk's agoraphobic brother, John Turturro, is here. Wow! But, it's all about the damage, collateral and otherwise, that draws you to the movie. The fireman turned terminator turns up the heat (red, of course) and proceeds to erase the terrorist.

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