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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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£260,733 (UK) (31 August 2007)

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$9,525,276 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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The courtroom in which the pre-trial hearing takes place is not actually a trial court. It is actually the South Carolina Court of Appeals; no pre-trial hearing or trials actually take place there. See more »

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In the bar scene, Heco's glass is empty when he is actually pretending to drink from it. See more »

Quotes

[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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Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung a cappella by The Hume family and guests
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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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