After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
A wave of kidnappings has swept through Mexico, feeding a growing sense of panic among its wealthier citizens, especially parents. In one six-day period, there were twenty-four abductions, leading many to hire bodyguards for their children. Into this world enters John Creasy, a burned-out ex-CIA operative/assassin, who has given up on life. Creasy's friend Rayburn brings him to Mexico City to be a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos, daughter of industrialist Samuel Ramos and his wife Lisa. Creasy is not interested in being a bodyguard, especially to a youngster, but for lack of something better to do, he accepts the assignment. Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life. But slowly, she chips away at his seemingly impenetrable exterior, his defenses drop, and he opens up to her. Creasy's new-found purpose in life is shattered when Pita is kidnapped. Despite being seriously wounded during the kidnapping, he vows to kill anyone ... Written by
Sujit R. Varma
The guy cleaning the window of the car, early in the movie when Creasy drives Pita back from school wears director Tony Scott's faded red baseball hat. See more »
After Creasy has fired the RPG into the Jeep in the motorcade and then first starts to drive off with Fuentes, the back-up lights of Fuentes's car are on, and then a moment later they are off once the car is out of the fire (this is probably because the car was filmed driving backwards into the fire, and then the film was run backwards to create the stunt). See more »
This is by far one of the better made movies and
didn't leave me disappointed at all. The sound track along with finely
shot hand-held camera work was exquisite . The are always chances a
movie won't hold ones beliefs as well as another, but I felt that
rhythm of this picture and the timing was excellent. Dakota Fanning is
rapidly becoming a staple in movie that require a child with an old
soul personality and she has never disappointed me with her talent. As
for Mr. Washington and of course Christopher Walken they both exceed
the challenge of showing the darkest sides of humanity trying to move
to the light.
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