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After a workaholic banker journeys to Monaco to investigate the suspicious activities of a company, he finds himself framed for murder and running for his life.

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Martin Raikes
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Jake Mellows
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Lela Forin (as Judith Godreche)
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Oleg Butraskaya (as Rade Sherbedgia)
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Michel Cote
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Joey Patterson
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Beth Ann
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Vannessa (as Elina Lowensohn)
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Emma
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Vincent Deschamps
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Jean Pillon
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The workaholic head of the compliance section of a New York bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international film star who has become embroiled in criminal activities. Written by Anonymous

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He's running for his life and running out of time. See more »

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Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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26 May 2005 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Quicksand - Gefangen im Treibsand  »

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Final feature film of director John Mackenzie. See more »

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The dead girl in the bed in the start of the movie blinks, not only once, but twice (!) before the sheet lying over her is pulled away. See more »

Quotes

Jake Mellows: [pointing a rifle at Oleg and Lena] I am going to start counting. But I can only count up to three, because I am so thick. isn't that right, Oleg?
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This film is a horrific waste of time, money and actors.
22 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My summary says it all. This film is highly unpleasant in places (for example one theme is systematic rape; this is also shown at one point). It does not even make up for this by being remotely worth watching: the acting is appalling, and even Michael Caine and Michael Keaton cannot make up for the terrific lack of ability in terms of plot, script and direction.

The "setup" of Keaton (Keaton walks onto his balcony and discovers a sniper rifle there; rather than leave it he picks it up, just as a police chief is sniped) is ridiculous; apart from being hideously contrived and formulaic, it also neglects to take into account brutally obvious factors such as motive and bullet trajectory analysis, not to mention the fact that only the terminally stupid would assassinate someone by standing up on a balcony incredibly close to that person, while holding a sniper rifle. At that range Keaton could probably have popped the guy with a pistol.

The characters are drawn with big, big brush-strokes, the female lead is just appalling, and to top it off the final scene shows the vindicated Keaton back as a workaholic in his office, and the girl walks in, he smiles at her and she smiles softly back. Cut to credits. Yuck. Oh, and apparently a corpse blinks at the start, something to watch out for.

And WHY do they have to get shot in the eye? And WHAT is that tattoo which the bad guys have on their hands? And...WHY set him up in the first place if you're gonna try and kill him anyway?

Save your money, time and brain. Go look elsewhere.


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