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A mysterious BMW driver must protect an eccentric old foreigner from criminals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Clive Owen ... Driver

Tomas Milian ... Passenger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Franklin Dennis Jones ... Thug #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
John Frankenheimer 
Writing credits
Andrew Kevin Walker (written by)

Produced by
Robyn Boardman .... producer
David Fincher .... executive producer
Aristides McGarry .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Wandmacher 
Cinematography by
Newton Thomas Sigel (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Duffy 
Casting by
Denise Chamian 
Lisa Fields 
Production Design by
Michael Z. Hanan  (as Michael Hanan)
Art Direction by
Arlan Jay Vetter  (as Jay Vetter)
Costume Design by
May Routh 
Makeup Department
Tena Austin .... makeup department head
Johnny Walker .... hair department head
Production Management
Lisa English .... post-production supervisor
Pamela Louise Griner .... assistant production supervisor (as Pamela Griner)
Betsy Kelley .... production supervisor
Tommy Murov .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julian Forbes .... assistant director
Peter Merwin .... second assistant director
James Sbardellati .... first assistant director
Art Department
Steve Borgese .... greensman
Phillip Collot .... storyboard artist
Raymond Dumas .... storyboard artist (as Rusty Dumas)
David Ensley .... graphics
Anthony Gaudio .... standby painter
Christopher Glass .... storyboard artist
Karl Koeb .... propmaker foreman
Dutch Merrick .... property master
Dave Stimmel .... signwriter foreman
Mark Wagner .... leadman
Michael Wright .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
John Bauman .... boom operator
Luke Dunn Gielmuda .... sound effects editor
Phillip A. Hamilton .... adr recordist
Phillip A. Hamilton .... assistant sound mixer
Ren Klyce .... supervising sound editor
James J. Mase .... sound mixer (as James Mase)
Loren Silber .... re-recording mixer
Eric Dachs .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Richard O. Helmer .... special effects foreman (as Rich Helmer)
Visual Effects by
Carla Attanasio .... visual effects producer
Andrew Hardaway .... digital artist
Andrew Hardaway .... visual effects supervisor
Scott Harris .... digital artist
Robert Hubbard .... digital artist (as Rob Hubbard)
Chris Jones .... digital artist
Jonathan Keeton .... digital artist
Jonathan Keeton .... visual effects supervisor
Frankie 'G' Garbutt .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Frank Garbutt)
Tom McComas .... stunt performer
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator
Charlie Picerni .... stunt performer (as Charlie Picerni Sr.)
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt performer (as Jimmy Roberts)
George A. Sack Jr. .... stunt performer (as George Sacks)
Nancy Young .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Anzures .... best boy grip (as Bob Anzures)
Nick Arnds .... grip
Bryan Booth .... electrician (as Brian Booth)
Bill Brao .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Billy Brao)
Mark Bruno .... grip
Nathan Burris .... assistant video assist operator
Stuart Campbell .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Henry Cantor .... electrician
Joseph Dianda .... key grip (as Joe Dianda)
Keith Gorman .... best boy electric
Bryce Gubler .... camera loader: "b" camera
Alex Gurdzhyan .... grip
Ted Kennedy .... grip
Dar Larizadeh .... balloon light technician
Todd McMullen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tony Muller .... camera loader: "a" camera
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... chief lighting technician (as Tony Nako)
Brian W. Nordheim .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Brian Nordheim)
Brian W. Nordheim .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Brian Nordheim)
Derick Pritchard .... electrician (as Derek Pritchard)
Steve Reissner .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Geoff Shotz .... electrician
Christian Silver .... grip
Robert Sterry .... video assist operator (as Bob Sterry)
Kara Stevens .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Drew Stone .... grip
Donald Sutherland .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Juan Lopez .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Mike Cosola .... telecine artist
Location Management
Ken Campbell .... assistant location manager
Ron Carr .... location manager
Michael John Griffin .... location manager
John Marello .... assistant location manager
Transportation Department
Jason Belsky .... transportation coordinator
Noah Belsky .... driver
Chad Wingerd .... driver: cast
Other crew
Alison Anne Abrohams .... assistant: David Fincher (as Alison Abrohams)
Bruce Bildsten .... creative consultant
Tapas Blank .... project coordinator
David Carter .... creative consultant
Bill Davis .... automatic weapons specialist
Bill Davis .... weapons master
Rachel Flacket .... production assistant
Julian Forbes .... production assistant
Karen Fritsche .... production assistant
Adam Green .... production assistant
Pamela Louise Griner .... production coordinator
Kyle Ham .... project assistant
Franklin Dennis Jones .... weapons coordinator (as Frank Jones)
Mary Livingston .... production assistant
Adam Martin .... production assistant
Mike Morales .... production assistant
Nathan Oliver .... production assistant
Eric Pettit .... production assistant
Tom Riddle .... title design
J. Celeste Salzer .... assistant: John Frankenheimer (as Celeste Salzer)
Lee Sbardellati .... production assistant
Les Shephard .... production assistant
Stan Spry .... production assistant
Andrew Stephan .... project assistant
Jo Anne Swartz .... production accountant
Joe Sweet .... creative consultant
David van Eyssen .... creative consultant: Believe Media
Dina Waxman .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Hire: Ambush" - USA (series title)
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6 min | USA:9 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The car seen in the final scene actually had been wrecked into a tree during filming. John Frankenheimer commended BMW for allowing the filmmakers to show the cars being heavily damaged in what is essentially a commercial. He also said that showing the BMWs actually being damaged, then continuing to race along at over 100mph illustrates just how remarkable these cars are.See more »
Continuity: When the BMW avoids hitting the oncoming truck, the right rear light is broken. A few seconds later, the right (now intact) rear light is destroyed again by a shot.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Star (2001/I)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Very entertaining action-filled commercial, 3 December 2004
Author: Grann-BachB from Denmark

First of all; for a commercial, this is great stuff! I don't think I've seen a commercial that was so thoroughly entertaining. You hardly even notice the product placement... which proves both that the commercial is so entertaining that you almost forget what you're watching and that the product placement is carefully done and the commercial is not just shoving a product in our face. I enjoyed it immensely... and I am not that big fan of car-chases. Actually, I mostly think they're tame and boring. But John Frankenheimer and Clive Owen really make it work... as director and actor, respectively. I haven't seen too many of Frankenheimer's films, but I enjoyed Ronin a fair bit... here, he truly proves how good he is(or was... R.I.P.) at directing action. I haven't seen too many films featuring Owen either... but here he does a great job, portraying the dead-pan, calm and collected unnamed driver. His character halfway made the commercial as great as it is. The action is great, very intense and exciting. The story, as little as there is, is quite good. Andrew Kevin Walker did a great job on the script. All in all, a great little action-packed commercial. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys action. Why can't all commercials be like this? 8/10

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