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Death Sentence (2007)

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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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2.35 : 1
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Originally, the film was to take place in Boston, Massachusetts, before Director James Wan decided to have the film set in Columbia, South Carolina. The novel, completely different from the movie, took place in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nicholas "Nick" Hume: [while recording his family at Christmas] Okay, guys. Ready?
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Connections

References Dead Silence (2007) See more »

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Young Men Dead
(2006)
Written by The Black Angels (as Black Angels)
Performed by The Black Angels
Courtesy of Light in the Attic
By Arrangement with Media Creature Music
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Vengeance, pure and simple
22 April 2008 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

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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