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Lockout (2012)

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A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

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Alex
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Harry Shaw
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Scott Langral
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Hock
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John James Mace
Mark Tankersley ...
Barnes
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Kathryn
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President Warnock
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Hostage Negotiator
Dan Savier ...
Duke
Damijan Oklopdzic ...
Slick
Bojan Peric ...
LOPD Technician 1
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Storyline

In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidence that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol to the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex who becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Take no prisoners.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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13 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,231,836 (USA) (13 April 2012)

Gross:

$14,291,570 (USA) (18 May 2012)
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The film takes place in 2079. See more »

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When the station is scuttled via (presumably) nuclear warhead, there is close to no chance that Snow and Emilie would have survived the hail of debris. The atmospheric densities at such altitudes are very low, which means that it is easy to attain high velocities due to the lack of significant drag. Emilie was seen getting hit in the back by a large piece of metal, and for comparison the ISS performs maneuvers to avoid debris as small as 10 cm in size due to the kinetic energy it carries. While their suits may have protected them from burning up in the atmosphere, their distance to the station at the time of detonation makes survival extremely unlikely. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Langral: Again, what happened in that hotel room?
Snow: Oh, it was coupon night and I was trampolining your wife.
[Snow is punched in the face]
Langral: You're a real comedian aren't you, Snow?
Snow: Well I guess that's why they call it the punch line.
[Snow is punched again]
Langral: You don't like me, do you?
Snow: Don't flatter yourself. I don't like anybody.
Langral: With that attitude, I can see why nobody likes you.
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Beat City
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A Phenomenal Action Movie, in a world without them
16 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a great, fun, well-acted, funny, and "unique" take on the typical action films of our our past. I say "unique", because it is not, in any way, unique. I give that the setting is something new, but all in all, this movie pulls from great movies past, and in doing so, made off with a seasoned, enjoyable film.

Guy Pearce was flawless and oddly fresh as the standard "I don't care" action hero. The Snake Plisken-gone right character was the driving point of the whole film, and definitely the best part. Maggie Grace pulls off her best performance yet, even well above her LOST and Taken characterization, showing that a "Taken"-style damsel doesn't have to be in distress. The villains were all over the board in this film, with neither one taking complete center stage. All of them equally hold the necessary torch for the situation.

This is a story that has been told before, but in a new way that is fresh and fun. The acting makes this movie truly what it is, and with solid action, and excellent pace, I believe this subtle action film may be the best yet of the year (future films not comparable).


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