After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit, one that uses spacefolding technology to directly look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used in the bombing? Written by
Jim Caviezel decided, at the last minute, to do the stunt where he is hit by a car himself. If injured, he could have been paralyzed. See more »
The movie plays fast and loose with New Orleans geography throughout. For example, during the "chase", Carlin is driving towards I-10 (on the east bank). Seconds later, he is driving through the Harvey Tunnel, several miles away on the west bank. Then he's back on the east bank, heading west on I-10. New Orleans geography adds to the confusion; Carlin somehow makes a U-turn on the Crescent City Connection, which goes eastward towards the west bank and westward towards the east bank. See more »
Can't believe it. They're right on time. Let's get these boys to their party.
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The opening production logos stop in mid-sequence, reverse for a moment, then stop again and continue forward. See more »
This was a terrific movie, plain and simple. It kept you thinking and guessing at what was really going on, and in the end, all the holes close. That is unusual for any kind of "playing with time" kind of film, and all those involved deserve credit for doing it right. While the whole premise of the science involved has a deep flaw in it, it's not the sort of flaw that precludes the suspension of disbelief. Denzel Washington, Jim Caviziel and Adam Goldberg give memorable performances. Of course, there is no one better than Tony Scott when it comes to telling a story with pictures, and he's as good here, if not better than in Enemy of the State.
10/10 because I finished my popcorn before I even noticed it was running low.
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