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The Next Three Days (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mick Brennan
Toby Green ...
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Tyler Green ...
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Female Guard 1
Elizabeth Gesas
Junkie (as Alissa Haggis)


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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Lose who you are to save what you love. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los próximos tres días  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,542,779, 21 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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User Reviews

Really Really Good
2 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

All I can say is... Big Wow. Boy did I enjoy this film. The story-line is a cross between The Fugitive and a human heist plot movie. There were moments where I genuinely really didn't know which way the story would end. Has to be one of the best, if not the best film I've seen this year.

I just had to watch right through to the end. The only down side, were the roles of the 2 main cops. I'm not sure if 2 real cops would be as persistent. But I guess if they weren't, then the film would be a fair bit shorter.

I can't think of any other bad things about it, as it does what it is supposed to do, make you care about the characters and keep you gripped till the end. All in all very entertaining.

Definitely worth watching.

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