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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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Storyline

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:

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,046,333 (UK) (7 January 2011)

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£2,461,248 (UK) (21 January 2011)
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Mark Isham, director Paul Haggis's regular collaborator, did not compose the score to this film, due to their falling out over Haggis's highly publicized decision to leave the Church of Scientology, of which Isham is still a member. See more »

Goofs

When offering to take her grandson to a folk festival, John's mother mispronounces the name of the city, Kutztown, which is in eastern Pennsylvania and quite a long drive from Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania residents would be well aware of the correct pronunciation. The U in Kutztown has the same sound as the OO in "book." See more »

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Remake of Anything for Her (2008) See more »

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Written by Christian Salyer (as Cadence Blaze), Leeotis Burgess, Beat Mekanic and Allen Maldonado
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Gritty and noir-ish
15 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another noir French thriller is converted into a 'noir-ish' American thriller. Russell Crowe's slightly thuggish looks make him more convincing as the desperado of the second half than the mild-mannered schoolteacher of the first half. Elizabeth Banks's role as the imprisoned wife is slightly under-written; their cute toddler son steals most of her scenes and even some of Russell's.

The plot takes too long to set up, so the first half of the film is a slow haul. But the last half has almost the cracking pace of a DIE HARD romp. Writer/director Paul Haggis elects to deceive the audience as well as the police who are in close pursuit of the fugitives, which puts this in the tradition of 'classics' like TO CATCH A THIEF and CHARADE. Gritty and enjoyable.


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