A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.
Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.
Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. Written by
Metra, which operates the regional train system in Chicago, was paid $30,000 for advice and the use of some trains and stations for the movie. See more »
(Possibly deliberate error by the filmmakers.) At the opening of the film we see a character writing in a blue notebook (the words are voiced by Clive Owen.) When this character lights the cigarette in his mouth we see that he is clean-shaven. At the end of the movie we learn this character is LaRoche, but he has had facial hair throughout the entire movie. See more »
[to Charles' daughter, in French]
My name is Phillipe LaRoche, and I'm going to fuck your father from behind.
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Written by Dan Black, Alexi Neri, Marco Baroni, Domenico Canu and Sergio Della Monica
Performed by Planet Funk
Courtesy of Bustin' Loose Ltd
SONY BMG Music Entertainment UK & Ireland Ltd
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Clive Owen plays Charles Schine who has a sexy wife and a chronically ill kid. His job is going through the grinder and his family life causes some strain. Luckily for him he meets a pretty and intelligent girl on the train to work. They decide to take matters into their own hands and find a hotel somewhere to get further acquainted. But as things get steamy, a bad man with a gun enters the room, spanking Clive and raping Jennifer. Wallets and pride are taken and the extortion begins.
'Derailed' is a classical extortion flick in that every decision the protagonist makes is nonsensical but somehow incredibly predictable. As the story progresses, more and more absurd twists and turns in the story are needed to cover up the mess caused by earlier absurd twists and turns. By the time the movie ends, your watch will be glad it's over too, tired from being exhaustively looked at for a least 50 minutes.
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