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After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.

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Scar (as Irone Singleton)
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Storyline

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Vengeance always has a price

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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2 September 2011 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$249,465 (USA) (16 March 2012)

Gross:

$41,081 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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When Simon enters the toilets in the sports stadium, a man with a striped top and distinguishable facial hair can be seen entering behind him. A few moments later upon leaving the stadium the same extra can be clearly seen opening the door for Simon, only this time wearing a security uniform. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alan Marsh: Are you wasting my time, Bourdette? Are you wasting my time?
Bourdette: If they find out I'm talking to you, they'll... they'll kill me.
Alan Marsh: Tell me how it works.
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Not Bad at all. Worth watching
18 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have never been Nic Cage's biggest fan. In fact he is to acting , as i am to Ballet Dancing , most of the time but Seeking Justice ( or Justice as it is named in the UK) is definitely one of his less disastrous movies.

Nic Cage plays a husband who's wife is beaten and raped by a stranger while walking to her car. While in the Hospital he gets a visit from a suited man ( Guy Pierce) who offers to eliminate the man who raped his wife but if he accepts , at some stage will have to repay the favour..

The critics panned this film when it came out late last year but i think they have been a little unfair. I found this film highly watch able and the concept a really interesting one. Guy Pierce is really good as Simon and his demeanour is perfect for the bad guy role. Cage doesn't stink up the screen either although i wasn't too happy with seeing the irritating Jennifer Carpenter ( of Dexter fame) in the film but thankfully it was just a cameo role.

Justice has some great action scenes and some interesting ( if a little unbelievable) plot twists and i enjoyed it for what it was - a good action thriller.


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