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
Sam Douglas who plays the "Homicide Detective" in a small scene in this film, plays a very similar role as a main character in the PS3 video game "Heavy Rain" where he plays as a private detective and is also one of the 4 playable protagonists See more »
Each time the Chicago Metra train pulled into Union Station, the PA announcer kept saying that it was the end of the red line. The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) uses color coded routes, and the Metra system uses actual named routes (Metra Milwaukee District North). Also, the view of the train entering the city shows it entering from the south, but Charles' briefcase tag says he lives in Wilmette which is north of the city. See more »
How'd you get this number?
That's it. Keep thinking like that. How did I get your cell number? It isn't listed, is it?
You called my wife?
Ah, no. Guess again. Okay, I'll give you a clue. On this phone, it's speed dial number eight. Hospital one, doctor two. You're number EIGHT!
You don't even rate in the top five. How does that feel, Charlie?
[Schine glances at his caller ID and sees 'Home' in the display]
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I saw a sneak preview of this film yesterday in Toronto (Younge & Eglington Theatre) There are some "cheesy" moments but I'm happy to say that they are far and few between.
The acting is not academy-award winning but you will be pleased with the performances.
It is an engaging film that brings you into a dark and gritty underworld that actually can feel quite real at times. You feel for the lead character.
One of the strengths of this film is character development.
It also has some twists that may actually surprise you in a good way.
I think the real downfall of this film is that it has a "Hollywood" ending. For me the film loses points for this.
One final note: the climax, although still good, was pieced together in such a way that it did not hold the tension enough for the theater audience. There was laughter and some heckling in my theater.
I wouldn't walk into this film expecting a ground-breaking film that will change the genre forever, but it is does have some good pacing and the story moved along quite nicely. It is an enjoyable film that I recommend.
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