Joe is a professional hit man who picks someone off the street to do his errands, and after he is finished kills that person. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok, and as usual, he finds a street-wise guy named Kong to help him. After Kong has a close call and learns who Joe is, Kong asks him to train him and he does. Joe also meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, Joe has a hard time keeping his other life from her. It also appears that the person who hired Joe, breaks his rule of complete anonymity and tries to find him. Written by
The motorcycle ridden by Nicolas Cage when he clips the pedestrian is the "naked" version of the BMW K1200S. See more »
The scene following the one where Nicolas Cage leaves the building after he was caught during his last target, shows the crowd running off in panic. The face of one man in that crowd is blurred. See more »
[Narrating; his latest "hit" has gone bad]
When the nightmare becomes real, you don't hesitate. You don't think, you just run. Anyone in the way goes down. It's pretty simple. You are the target now. Leave the country, or you are going to die.
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I don't care how interesting the scenery is if you know the entire story arc in the first 45 seconds - and you haven't even watched the trailer. Nic Cage looks like a corpse and his acting isn't much better. The relationship that the film puts forward is as believable as a love affair between a squirrel and a stuffed alligator. Plus of course the story has Cage break every rule he says is important - but never offer a plausible motivation. Maybe the original was really something, but this version is dead on arrival and should be saved for the second DVD in a video night, when you want everyone to leave your house and let you get some sleep.
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