Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.
A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by the terrorists.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
Mike Riggins, an imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, Ana Gale, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her, Mike discovers that the kidnap story was just a ruse to bring Ana out into the open. Our hero suddenly finds himself and his charge being hunted by ruthless government, para-military, and underworld organizations - all who want him dead and Ana under their control. With no one to turn to, and the enemies closing in, Mike must uncover the truth about Ana and bring her to the safety of the U.S. Embassy. Written by
I posted this in the boards for this film, but I thought I would add a review here also.
This film is amazing. So many mistakes in continuity, terrible writing(or is it?), yet so appealing and funny because of this. Not to mention the action scenes are just awesome. There's so much going on here that's so wrong, it makes it right.
This film reminds me of what directors like Tarantino are going after when he made Deathproof/Grindhouse films, only his were done on purpose. This film was not. It was just filmed and put together this way.
It may be hard for many to swallow, but there is real entertainment to be had here. The key is to watch how the actors respond to the scenes and dialog. The action stands on it's own, and the ride is never slow, so just sit back and watch the show!
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