A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract information for their plot against the President of the United States.
What appears to be a random kidnapping becomes something more sinister when Secret Service Agent Jeremy Reins discovers he's being used as a pawn in a terrorist plot. Watching the clock tick down to an unknown catastrophe, Jeremy is forced by his captors to listen to the outside world on the brink of collapse, knowing that the only way to save the people he loves is to divulge a secret that he has sworn to protect. Written by
Roulette is a form of gambling where players choose to place bets on either a single number or a range of numbers, the colors red or black, or whether the number is odd or even. The bunker in the film is also code-named "Roulette" because it changes without notice and only a few people know where it is on a given day. The bunker in the film being called "Roulette" not only references the casino game and how it resembles the way the bunker operates, but also is a reference to Jeremy's gambling addiction. See more »
With short wave radios, the person speaking must press a button to engage the microphone to broadcast, and cannot receive signal while the button is depressed. In other words, only one person can speak at a time. This is why people say "over" when they have finished speaking-- to indicate that they have finished taking their turn. It is not possible to interrupt someone while they are broadcasting, as is depicted in the movie several times. See more »
Stephen Dorff is a Secret Agent, and has a choice to buy his ex-wife's freedom against top secret information. Will he break his oath?
What a roller coaster movie!! I thoroughly enjoyed it from the first frame. Sitting at the edge of my seat throughout the movie; WOW!! Stephen Dorff performed very well as Agent Jeremy. He is a hostage in the trunk of a car, and the terrorists are asking for information pertaining to top secret information about the President. All the time throughout the movie, I kept on debating, should he or shouldn't he give up the information. Married, but now separated, his wife Molly was also taken hostage, and her release depended on his willingness to give out this information. A couple of really unexpected twists towards the end totally threw me off; What a surprise was that!!The last 15 minutes or so is so very crucial to understand the story. This is when viewers would start their own debates about shouldn't he? Wouldn't he? and Couldn't he? Yes people are going to be talking about this film for a long time to come. Enjoy.
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