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Death Sentence (2007)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  31 August 2007 (USA)
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Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.

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Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family. Written by 20th Century Fox

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gang | death | murder | revenge | blood | See All (86) »

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Protect What's Yours


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Rated R for strong bloody brutal violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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31 August 2007 (USA)  »

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Sentencia de muerte  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£260,733 (UK) (31 August 2007)

Gross:

$9,525,276 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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When Nick puts the gun to the head of one of Bill Harley's men, he asks the man where he is. The man says "Stygian Street". Stygian (2000) is the title of one of James Wan's student films. Stygian Street is also the name of the street of Jigsaw's first lair in Saw (2004), another Wan film. "Stygian" usually refers to the River Styx (near Hades, the underworld). See more »

Goofs

In the rooftop garage scene right before the Ford goes over the rail the shot in the parking lot reveals that the silver van in parked in the parking spot marked 14 - two spots away from the building. However, when the Ford goes over the rail and impacts the van is in the parking spot marked 12 - 4 spots away from the building. See more »

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[first lines]
Nicholas "Nick" Hume: [while recording his family at Christmas] Okay, guys. Ready?
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References Saw (2004) See more »

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The Prodigal Sun
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Written by The Black Angels (as Black Angels)
Performed by The Black Angels
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By Arrangement with Media Creature Music
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A Stunning And Gut-wrenching Experience
4 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been debating about how to review this film...and you know what? I'll keep it as lean and focused as "Death Sentence" was. I got to view some fine film-making, expertly acted and directed. Bacon has always been an actor whose dives head-first into difficult roles, and this one covers a wide range of emotions...from family concern and love to grief to rage to fear to finally cold machine-like calm. I was particularly impressed with James Wan, who really raised his game to A-list level, easily creating moments of drama, action and suspense. His skill gave the film moments of real entertainment, because the plot was not...it's bleak and brutal, and hardly ever lets up...but like Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects" or William Friedkin's "Bug", the film will stay with me for a long time.


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