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The Cold Light of Day (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 7 September 2012 (USA)
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After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

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After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

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Instinct is his greatest weapon.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

La fría luz del día  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,831,588 (USA) (7 September 2012)

Gross:

$3,749,061 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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Trivia

When Henry Cavill turned up on set, he had just finished shooting Immortals (2011) and came sporting an extremely muscular and ultra-ripped physique. Director Mabrouk El Mechri told him that he had to play an ordinary man and that his current body would be completely wrong for the character. Henry Cavill had to lose all the muscle tone and mass that he gained over the previous six months to get his body to look like that of an average man. He did it by eating and drinking a lot and not working out. See more »

Goofs

Will pulls and releases the slide on his semi-automatic pistol twice (once in the lavatory and once outside the uncle's flat), after he's already fired it in earlier scenes. This would have ejected a round already in the chamber. See more »

Quotes

Carrack: Put the gun down, Will. You're scared, and scared people holding guns in my face, that scares me.
Will: Well, this is going to be a nerve-wracking conversation.
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Featured in Projector: The Cold Light of Day (2012) See more »

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Que Es Tu Dano
Written by David Semien and Christene Kings
Performed by Criaturas Vivas
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Absolutely awful
26 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I could give this movie a 0/10, I would.

First off, and the only good thing about this movie is, there were some great actors and actresses in this movie. However, they couldn't pull off their respective roles really well.

Bruce Willis is made out to be, according to the movie poster, a lead character. Instead, he was only in the movie for the first 20-25 minutes.

Sigourney Weaver was the movie's villain. Her character tried to project a calm, cold/chilling, I don't give a crap demeanor. Instead, she just came off as sounding silly.

The plot was predictable, as was every scene in the movie. Product placement in the movie couldn't have been any more obvious.

It doesn't make sense how the movie's hero, a Wall Street trader, is able to outrun and outsmart trained CIA agents...

There are too many flaws in this movie to summarize it in 1000 words or less so, if you are going to watch, be prepared to be bored to tears...


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