MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 810 this week

The Limit (2004)

5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 335 users  
Reviews: 6 user

An elderly woman turns the tables on her kidnapper.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 635 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
 
a list of 2104 titles
created 21 Mar 2013
 
a list of 4229 titles
created 17 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 743 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Limit" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Limit (Video 2004)

The Limit (Video 2004) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Limit.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Antitrust (2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.

Director: Peter Howitt
Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook
The Medallion (2003)
Comedy | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

Director: Gordon Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Lee Evans, Claire Forlani
Basil (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England stuggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.

Director: Radha Bharadwaj
Stars: Christian Slater, Jared Leto, Claire Forlani
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A friendship is put to the ultimate test when two best friends wind up in bed together.

Director: Robert Iscove
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani, Brendon Ryan Barrett
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A fading Hollywood star looks back at the days of his youth as he returns home from his best friend's funeral.

Director: Baillie Walsh
Stars: Daniel Craig, Harry Eden, Eve
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Jim Kaufman
Stars: Lauren Bacall, Anthony Quinn, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Hallam Foe (2007)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Hallam's talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears-and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.

Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Jamie Bell, Ruth Milne, John Paul Lawler
Red Mercury (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Three young Muslim men, part of a terror cell, are making a bomb in a London flat, when they get a call to vacate immediately with their gear. The police have been alerted and they are ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Battersby
Stars: David Bradley, Stockard Channing, Pete Postlethwaite
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence.... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kay
Stars: Thomas Jane, Keanu Reeves, Adrien Brody
Magicians (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A con-man and a wannabe professional magician team up with a waitress and an old professional on their way to Vegas.

Director: James Merendino
Stars: Til Schweiger, Claire Forlani, Fabrizio Bentivoglio
Scruples (TV Movie 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A rich and powerful clothing designer is living in a world of sex, revenge and scandal.

Director: Michael Sucsy
Stars: Chad Michael Murray, Claire Forlani, Karine Vanasse
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
May Markham
...
Monica Prince
...
Denny
...
Gale
...
Brian
Barbara Gordon ...
Julie
...
Nora St. George
...
Agent Henry
Roman Podhora ...
Little John
...
Eightball
...
Duncan
...
Blues
Matt Holland ...
Cousin Andrew
Colin Glazer ...
Agent
...
Detective Lavery
Edit

Storyline

An elderly woman turns the tables on her kidnapper.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

May Markham is trying to protect her money, her dignity, and her life. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

28 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gone Dark  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sure their real Russians, their from Brighten Beach!
26 October 2005 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

(Some Spoilers) A somewhat confused movie with a load of flashbacks that make you at times unaware if your in the past or present. It's Claire Forlani's performance as the undercover policewoman Monica that makes the film "Gone Dark" or "The Limit" more then worth watching.

Inflitrating "the Crew", a big city drug gang, Monica wins over the confidence of her boss Gale Carmody, Pete Poslethwilte,to the point where he lets her use his van for hours at a time to get "The Crew" lunch and dinner. Carmdy doesn't realize that Moni, as she's called by him , uses it to get in contact with the FBI that she's working with to get the goods on him. Moni also got addicted to heroin due to the stress of working undercover.

One of "the Crew" members Eight-Ball, Billy Koury, is suspected by Gale to have ripped off 40 kilo's of "The Crew's" heroin and Moni is given the task to collect it from him. Almost getting killed "The Crew's" second in command Danny,Henry Czrney, come to Moni's rescues that make her totally trust him. Later when she finds out, from Danny, that he's also working for the Feds to set up Gale and his gang she moves in with him. What Moni later finds out is that Danny set up Eight-Ball to take the blame for the missing heroin.

The movie starts out with May, Lauren Bacall, a resident at Moni and Danny's apartment house being told by the police that her next door neighbor, Danny,was found shot and killed and if she knew anything about the shooting. It turned out that May mistakenly got a number of letters and packages that were sent to Danny. Those letters and packages turned out to have valuable information about "The Crew" and Gale's involvement with the local Russian Mafia as well as Moni's undercover activities in Gale's organization. Moni trying to get her hands on the letters and packages at May's apartment gets very friendly with her in order to gain access to her place and get the important documents but as it turned out it would be a lot harder then she first thought.

"Gone Dark" tells it's story with a number of flashbacks as Moni slowly starts to disintegrates due to her heroin addiction and desperately needing a quick fix. Moni who had all the cards, and gun, at the start of the film begins to lose her grip on May and goes into a gut wrenching withdrawal from her desperate need for a heroin load that by the time the movie is about over she's completely out of it. There's also "the Crew" waiting for her downstairs, they already found that she's FBI, and the only thing left for her is to violently die from severe heroin withdrawal syndrome or the end of the barrel of her 9mm automatic.

A lot of twists and turns in "Gone Dark" that keep the movies storyline going but they do come together and show the audience how the whole story set itself up in flashback in May's apartment with Moni waiting for the end to finally come. A number of double-crosses on both sides, the crew's members Danny and the police and FBI, put Moni in a position where she was left out to dry all by herself.

May who at first seemed unaware of what what's happening with the mail for Danny that she mistakenly got turned out to be very well informed of both Danny activities as well as her health coach Brian(Joris Jarsky),who was always coming over to look after her, from the mail that she got from Danny. The movie slowly shows Moni fall apart from her addiction to and need for heroin as well as her betrayal by the FBI and Danny.

In one of the most shocking demonstrations of a suffering drug addict ever, far more convincing then the famous one with Frank Sinatra in "The Man with the Golden Arm", Forlina's acting is so unnerving and believable that you almost want to run to the nearest phone to call 911 to get her help. Forlina more then holds her own against,in fact she easily eclipses, the legendary Lauren Bacall in every scene she's in with her in the movie.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
when when when roxs22
cast interviews mochito_ish-1
Discuss The Limit (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?