Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. Written by
The shack were Marta (Tammy Trull) lives was a real shack - it wasn't built for the production. It was in a town situated just south of Ensenada. See more »
In California, only the rear license plate has registration stickers on it. On a couple of occasions, registration stickers appear and disappear again on the front plate on Jim's Ford Interceptor. See more »
[after Mike shows Jim a six pack bought by Sylvia for getting a job callback - which was really Jim pretending]
Now we know beer is only a phone call away.
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Went to see the movie last night without knowing what it was about. To say that I enjoyed the movie from start to finish would be an understatement! I thought Christian Bale was absolutely fantastic, his depiction of an ex soldier trying to get back to "normal" ie get a job, have a relationship, while slowly (or maybe not so slowly!)slipping into mayhem & madness was Oscar winning material. He was at war with himself on a downward spiral and bringing any semblance of normality with him. I know I certainly felt I was grabbed by the throat and brought along for the ride. It's not often a movie is so scary and so sad at the same time. I loved it!
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