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Collateral Damage (2002)

After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible.

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Mauro (as Tyler Garcia Posey)
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Storyline

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 »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,058,432, 10 February 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,077,257

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,382,433
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's setting is Colombia. However, the film was shot extensively in Mexico, as filming in Colombia was deemed to be too dangerous by the producers due to real-life rebel attacks and kidnappings in mountain and jungle regions of that country. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Felix: Why isn't Armstrong here?
Gordon Brewer: He was arrested for screwing the police chief's daughter.
Felix: That's Armstrong for ya.
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Connections

References The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Amazing Grace
(uncredited)
Lyrics by John Newton
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Best Arnold movie since T2
10 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

As with most movies, Collateral Damage is best enjoyed if you are a regular person instead of a hardcore, jaded "film" geek or a paid studio plant. Much more thoughtful than I expected for the type of movie it is, and a surprise ending that I haven't seen the like of in many action movies. This is the kind of quality entertainment that Hollywood has been sorely in need of for years. Those who say it's "paint by the numbers" or whatever obviously haven't seen many Arnold action flicks. I guess all the USA-bashers on this can't stand to see any hint of patriotism in a movie no matter how understated it is... my question is: why then, did you bother seeing it in the first place?

Anyway, if you like action movies, and the thought of a fireman trying to get justice for the death of his family doesn't offend you, see it. It's about as good as it gets. In other words, if you are from Berzerk-ley, CA, stay away. 4 stars out of 4.


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