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.
An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement.
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
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 »
In the rooftop garage sequence, when the Ford has started to roll backwards, you can clearly see in two shots a camera man is sitting in the back seat of the Ford with a camera. See more »
Reminiscent of previous vigilante films like Death Wish and The Brave One, this film is much more action-packed and gripping. Kevin Bacon gives an excellent performance as a traumatised father who witnessed his son's murder and decides to punish the killers himself, rather than depend on the police.
The action scenes are truly suspenseful and keep you on the edge of your seat, especially a foot-chase that culminates in a deadly game of hide-and-seek within a 5-storey parking garage. Another factor that sets this film apart from previous vigilante thrillers is that it still manages to serve up quite a few twists and turns that add to the tension.
As exciting and gripping as this film is, please be fore-warned: the violence shown on screen is not for those with weak stomachs. It's graphic, brutal, edgy and tense. Still, this does not detract from the film at all. If anything, it makes the whole experience more visceral.
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