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
The hockey game scene was filmed at the first (and at the time only) Ice facility in Columbia, South Carolina. The hockey players seen in the film are (or were) members of hockey programs throughout the area. Scenes in which you cannot see actor Stuart Lafferty's face but his character, Brendan Hume, is present, local hockey player Sam Waller was used as a body double; Waller was uncredited. Some of the extras that were seen during hockey action sequence were the same that can be seen in an earlier scene (on the unrated version on DVD), when Kelly Preston (Helen Hume) and Jordan Garrett (Lucas Hume) are discussing an in class conflict, the camera shows Brendan Hume hanging out at school with his teammates. Once again a few of the same hockey players can been seen once again during the scene of Brendan's Funeral. See more »
During the running gun battle in "the office", Nick (while still wielding the shotgun), cocks the same pistol at least two different times before he ever uses it. See more »
I wasn't expecting much of Death Sentence as I didn't like Saw, filmed by the same director James Wan. However, I've witnessed a total control over film making through this "old fashion" yet original "revenge" movie. Original because James Wan managed to find a way to film this story in a very accurate and sensitive way. Take the scene of the pursuit around 45 minutes of the film : the work of the camera, on sounds and the very ideas of the pursuit (when Kevin Bacon starts to jump over every cars to trigger the alarms) was both realistic and yet somehow out of time and space, and so it conveys the very idea of a pursuit : real and unreal because unusual. An this is exactly what's this story is about : a normal man in a surrealistic situation. Why not 10 ? I did not like the photography, so main stream (like Saw... and many productions from Australia !). However,a great great direction for a great great movie. Grats !
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