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Brake (I) (2012)

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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.



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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 Anonymous

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The only way out is to give in



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for mental torture/terror, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 May 2012 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

A Conspiração  »

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Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,330 (USA) (23 March 2012)


$4,330 (USA) (23 March 2012)

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1.78 : 1
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Brake was shot in 12 days. See more »


When Jeremy reaches through the tube to the interior of the car, he pulls back his hand with two knuckles scraped raw and a cigarette lighter burn on his hand. The knuckle wounds remain but the cigarette lighter burn disappears within seconds. See more »


Jeremy Reins: Stop this! Please!
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Exhilarating from start to finish
23 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of the most unique and intriguing films I have seen in years. My reaction to Brake was similar to when I first watched The Usual Suspects. I had only a loose understanding of what the film was about before I went in, but after I walked out, I was speechless. How? Thats the only thing I kept asking, how did they do it? A true think piece crossed with an action flick, nothing is what it seems in Brake. The performances are solid throughout, Stephen Dorff gives a gritty, organic performance and this vehicle finally allows him to flex those acting muscles in a way we haven't seen in some time. Gabe Torres takes a gamble on a script that seems immeasurably difficult to bring to life, and builds a roller-coaster ride out of it, flawlessly. If you have the chance, see this film! It will change your opinion about what is fundamentally possible in cinema.

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