The driver races to locate a kidnapped victim locked in the trunk of an abandoned car somewhere on the water's edge. Linked to her only by cell phone, the driver narrows in on her location in a desperate race against time and tide.

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The driver races to locate a kidnapped victim locked in the trunk of an abandoned car somewhere on the water's edge. Linked to her only by cell phone, the driver narrows in on her location in a desperate race against time and tide.

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Like most movies, a mistake is made with the sound of the revolver. It will not make the "clicking sound" until is has engaged the ratchet pawl within the gun. So while the cylinder spins outside the gun, it shouldn't be making the sound it makes. See more »

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The Kidnapper: Now, what's in that number? Two years missed salary, profit participation, bonuses. Mm, I've even had to pay for these power lunches. So, what's in a number? What's in a number? Ypu know what? Maybe nothing's in a number. Maybe a number is just a number.
The Driver: I don't get it. Why are you burning it all?
The Kidnapper: You know, whoever says you can't take it with you...
[FBI SWAT Team bursts in]
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Nice action but kind of lame story.
17 April 2005 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Once again the action is just wonderful (what else did you expect from a man like John Woo?) but the story itself is kind of lame and ridicules.

Some of the things just don't make any sense and even though it's just a few minutes short, the movie is still filled with plot holes. Not Woo's fault, he just does what he can do best; Film breathtaking action sequence's. Also the movie is edited pretty poorly at times, especially towards the ending.

The music by Steve Jablonsky also was one of the highlights of the movie. It was a good action score that suited the movie well. He is still an unknown composer but I expect this to change in the next few years. Remember this name people!

Still slightly a bit of a disappointing part of "The Hire" series of shorts but still very well watchable, thanks to the action.

6/10

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