In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidences against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
WILHELM SCREAM: (at around 1h 3 mins) When an F.B.I. van crashes into a stand and a bystander falls out. See more »
When Will is first talking with Vincent on the cellphone on Bourbon street there is a blonde female drinking from a 'go-cup' standing directly in front of him in the close-up shot. There is a distance shot a few seconds later and she is no longer there. But a few seconds later we are shown the close-up shot again and she is still where she was the first time. See more »
[drunk and singing]
Cigarettes, no sleep, no lights, no sound... Nothing to eat, no one to drink... Sometimes... all I need is the air that I breathe and to love you.
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Nothing special, but not bad... And less than 1,5 hours
The plot is rather simple and not original, but chases during and within Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans are interesting to watch (here, adding the carnival does make sense, in most other movies it is just meant to confuse viewers and chasers). However, the "final end" could have been different, more sophisticated.
Nicholas Cage is good as usual, but the real star (and best villain) of the movie is John Lucas - vicious inside and outside. Female characters tend to be sketchy, although actresses do their best.
An OK movie for killing time, but it is neither Heat nor Snatch or similar. A typical Cage-related action.
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