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Seeking Justice (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  2 September 2011 (Italy)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cancer (as Wayne Pere)
Lieutenant Durgan
Detective Green
Detective Rudeski
Alan Marsh
Kid 1 (as Renwick Dwight Scott)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Vengeance always has a price


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

2 September 2011 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Hungry Rabbit Jumps  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$41,081 (USA) (30 March 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »


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 »


[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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Better than any of Cage's other recent films
25 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nicolas Cage has recently been on a bad streak of movies such as Season of The Witch, Trespass, and recently Ghost Rider 2. I watched this with no expectations and to my surprise thought it was actually pretty decent suspense thriller. No, it's not a great movie, but it's a perfect Rental that will keep you entertained. The acting is actually pretty good. Cage and Jones do an alright job, but Pearce really did a good job as the villain in the film. I thought a movie like this would be predictable, but the film actually goes in a bit of a different direction than you would expect it to. However, the movie fell flat in it's third act when it substituted all of it's suspense for action and a somewhat disappointing ending. Still, even though it's not a great movie and has it's flaws, Seeking Justice is still a decent thriller perfect for a rental that is better than you would probably expect. Even if you don't care for it, you still can easily admit that it's better than any of Cage's other recent films.

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