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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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gang | death | murder | revenge | blood | 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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Sentencia de muerte  »

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Box Office

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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Trivia

Judith Roberts who plays Judge Shaw in this film is also cast in another James Wan 's film Dead Silence (2007) as Mary Shaw. Coincidentally, the Kevin Bacon film Tremors (1990) had the working title "Dead Silence." See more »

Goofs

Nick asks the barman where Billy is, he refuses to tell him and Nick bangs his head down on the bar. Then, the man in the seat next to him gets up and Nick hits him. When he hits him, his hat comes off. In the next shot, it's back on his head again. 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 Saw (2004) See more »

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One Hell Of A Ride!
8 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director James Wan has yet again made another successful film, only this time he focus's on an action perspective rather than a horror selection. The story centers on the life of Nick Hume (Kevin Bacon), a respectable father and husband whose life gets turned around when a vicious gang brutally murders his son. Now he is on the rampage and decides to take justice into his own hands, no matter what the circumstances hold before him.

I really enjoyed the first "Saw" very much and thought it was incredibly well-made. However I thought the idea of James Wan making an action thriller was questionable. I was proved wrong after I saw this film. Kevin Bacon gives another grueling performance with some new raw material under his belt. The action is this film was very surprising and extremely entertaining to watch minute after minute. It was also entertaining to see John Goodman play a disgruntled arms dealer with a bad attitude. That was fun to watch. Overall this film delivers what the title promises: A Death Sentence. Trust me when I say this; this movie is one hell of a ride! Enjoy!


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