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The Next Three Days (2010)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 19 November 2010 (USA)
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A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

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Mick Brennan
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Jenna
Toby Green ...
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Elizabeth Gesas
Alissa Haggis ...
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Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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What if you had 72 hours to save everything you live for? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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19 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los próximos tres días  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,542,779 (USA) (21 November 2010)

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$21,148,651 (USA)
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Paul Haggis was looking for an alternative film to make, when his planned biopic of Martin Luther King fell apart due to budget problems. That was when he chanced upon the French film Pour Elle (2008). See more »

Goofs

When John and Lara bypass the zoo exit they continue on the Highland Park Bridge. Shortly after, after the car avoids a truck and spins out of control, they come to a stop. As they exit the vehicle, you can clearly see Chestnut Ridge mountain in the background putting them on toll Route 43 outside of Uniontown, PA. This is over an hour-and-a-half from the Pittsburgh zoo. See more »

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David: Please, get me to a hospital. I can't breathe. I...
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Written by Christian Salyer (as Cadence Blaze), Leeotis Burgess, Beat Mekanic and Allen Maldonado
Performed by DawOne and Skee
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Surprisingly good movie.
9 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a surprisingly good movie, not the usual Hollywood formula potboiler. The movie has an interesting story, strong acting and excellent cinematography. Perhaps the plot is somewhat far-fetched but so what? It's a movie. The best part of this movie are not the stars but the supporting cast. Most impressive was the performance by Lennie James who definitely deserves formal recognition for his work in this movie. So strong is his performance that I this movie could easily be retitled "The Pursuit" without misleading the audience. Both Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks give strong performances and Brian Dennehy once again proves how great he is as an actor. At times the story does stretch the boundaries of plausibility but never to the point that the story is rendered ridiculous. In this movie there are no bad guys. Rather it dramatizes a justice system that at times may not get it right and how frustration and indignation can lead one to commit acts of desperation.


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