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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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death | gang | revenge | murder | long take | See more »

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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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Death Sentence  »

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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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Trivia

Originally Stuart Lafferty's character, Brendan Hume, was to wear a hockey helmet with no mask or visor. After a local hockey player, who was the younger brother of an extra seen in the film, saw this as unbelievable seeing how every other player has a full cage face mask. The younger hockey player suggested to the crew the use of at least a half shield visor if not a combination full face protective shield. The crew listened and agreed to change the image. The crew purchased a visor from the filming location's pro shop and had a parent of an extra attach the shield properly. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the police are outside of the house before they kill the mother, the Seal on the police vehicle is for the State of Califorina, but the vehicle is that of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 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 Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Breaking the News
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Excellent!!!
3 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know many people on here have posted that this film isn't based in reality and I for one am GLAD!!! We see reality too often day in and day out on the news, and the sad truth of it is, the bad guys usually get away with murder and don't suffer any repercussions for it. So it's great to see a film that delivers to us what it would be like if justice was served! Director, James Wan of the original "SAW" movie shows us he is not a one trick pony and can deliver his talents past just the horror genre. Kevin Bacon and the rest of the cast did a wonderful job delivering a very believable grief stricken family, I would definitely recommend this film!


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