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Brake -- A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures high-speed mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract needed information for their sinister plot.
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Release Date:
17 May 2012 (Israel) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Stephen Dorff ... Jeremy Reins

Chyler Leigh ... Molly Reins

JR Bourne ... Henry Shaw

Tom Berenger ... Ben Reynolds
Bobby Tomberlin ... Trucker

Kali Rocha ... 911 Operator

King Orba ... Good Samaritan

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Driver / Boss Terrorist (voice)

Sammy Sheik ... Marco (voice)

Kent Shocknek ... News Anchor Jack Stern

Jaylen Moore ... Training Agent Ahmadyar

Stephen J. Bridgewater ... Training Agent McClane
Matthew Pollino ... Training Agent Dipego

Jason Raphael ... Paramedic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jamie Fishback ... Secret Service Training Agent (uncredited)

Michael Franklin ... Secret Service Training Agent (uncredited)

Marisol James ... Secret Service Field Technician (uncredited)

Directed by
Gabe Torres 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Hilton  uncredited
Timothy Mannion 

Produced by
Robert G. Davis .... co-executive producer
Stephen Dorff .... executive producer
Andrew Hilton .... co-producer
Chyler Leigh .... co-producer
Ryan Ross .... executive producer
Gabe Torres .... producer
James Walker .... producer
Nathan West .... producer
Walter Zuck .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brian Tyler 
Cinematography by
James Mathers 
Film Editing by
Sam Restivo 
Production Design by
John Mott 
Art Direction by
Sofia Jimenez 
Costume Design by
Marcy Grace Froehlich 
Makeup Department
Brigitte Bugayong .... makeup department head
Jamie Harper .... key makeup artist
Sara C. Hernandez .... assistant makeup artist
Julia LoVetere .... key hair stylist
Mike Mekash .... makeup personal to Stephen Dorff
Allison Oliver .... assistant makeup artist
Nick Rodriguez .... assistant hair stylist
Melanie Smith .... hair stylist
Production Management
Keith Jones .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Jones .... first assistant director
Jon Recher .... second assistant director
Art Department
Kelly Berg .... swing gang
Jason Cronburg .... leadman
Erin McKenna .... scenic painter
King Orba .... property master
Andy Spangler .... swing gang
Sound Department
Brydon Baker III .... effects recordist
Richard Beggs .... re-recording mixer
Richard Beggs .... sound designer
Richard Beggs .... supervising sound editor
Justin Cruse .... adr recordist
Richard Gray .... adr recordist
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Phil Hadaway .... adr recordist
Michael Krikorian .... production sound mixer
Sam Levi .... boom operator
Nick Dei Rossi .... adr recordist
Aran Tanchum .... foley mixer
Angie Yesson .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Steve Koch .... creature effects
Tom Sorensen .... main titles
Visual Effects by
Valance Eisleben .... digital data conformist
Mathew Giampa .... compositing supervisor
Doug Jaqua .... color space
Damian McDonnell .... digital colourist
Anna DiNuovo Slaughter .... digital intermediate producer (as Anna DiNuovo)
Stacy Underhill .... digital data conformist
Jeremy West .... visual effects supervisor
Dominick Monteleone .... stunts
Lee Whittaker .... stunt consultant
Marcus Young .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Addela .... unit photographer
Dan Coplan .... camera operator
Samantha Fielding .... still photographer
Frank Anthony Garbutt .... grip
David Hayball .... gaffer
Jason Jalivay .... grip
Scott Johnston .... first assistant camera
Krystal Maughan .... second assistant camera
Dmitry Morozov .... second assistant camera
Matt Mosher .... additional camera operator
Corwin Nunes .... grip
Kyle Peters .... data manager
Terry Pratt .... director of photography: second unit
Brian Sowell .... first assistant camera
Kori Stanton .... unit photographer
Michaela von Schweinitz .... second assistant camera
Daniel Wade .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Coe .... extras costumer
Kimberly Gryder .... key costumer
Layne McGovern .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Valance Eisleben .... digital data conformist
Carrie Oliver .... digital data conformist
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor
Music Department
Joe Lisanti .... music editor
Robert Lydecker .... music editor (as Bob Lydecker)
Other crew
Joe Boi .... trunk wrangler
Michael R. Bowser .... on-set vehicle technician
Liz Pierson Brown .... production assistant
David Danberg .... cateter
Corie Daniels .... location medic
Dominic DeMaria .... production assistant
Scott Ennis .... creative marketing
Tj Freeman .... production assistant
Mike Groner .... insurance broker
Carolina Groppa .... production assistant
Mindel Hale .... production assistant
Kent Hamilton .... insurance broker
Jessica Hilton .... personal chef
Brian V. Hunter .... technical advisor
Marisol James .... assistant to the producers (as Marisol de Jesus)
Christopher Kinker .... production assistant
Esther Kiss .... production assistant
Allison Leffingwell .... production assistant
Jason J. Lewis .... off screen reader
Kyle Malkin .... intern
Tracy L. Moody .... script supervisor
TeNeil Moore .... production coordinator
Michael O'Luasaigh .... assistant to the producers
Adam Petrillo .... production assistant
Adam Petrillo .... trunk wrangler
Griffin Pocock .... production assistant
Talon Reid .... production assistant
Adam W. Rosen .... legal services
Paul Roth .... assistant to the producers
Candace Stalder .... production assistant
Suzy Vaughan .... script clearance
Dane Wilkerson .... assistant to the director
Dane Wilkerson .... production assistant
Justin Zehr .... trunk wrangler
Ted Campbell .... special thanks
Bryan H. Carroll .... special thanks
Brett Collier .... thanks
Artie Glackin .... thanks
Carolina Groppa .... special thanks
Kelly Montgomery .... thanks

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Rated R for mental torture/terror, and language throughout
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Lead actor Stephen Dorff is really claustrophobic. Director Gabe Torres did not know this until after filming wrapped. Torres stated that Dorff's willingness to stay inside a glass box for the duration of filming was "extreme method acting".See more »
Continuity: 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:If you know me so well, you should know that I won't tell you anything.See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Dorff - One Man Show, 20 July 2013
Author: Marc Davis from Maryland

Make no mistake about it, Stephen Dorff owns this film. He did such an excellent job. Since he plays the only visible character for about 93% of the film, I can confidently say it's worth a watch despite the glaring flaws of the film. He's just that entertaining here.

First off, I've never seen Buried, so my review will be unbiased in regards to that film - just keep that in mind. Overall, I thought the concept of Brake was pretty clever: Secret Service agent gets kidnapped; locked in the trunk of a constantly moving automobile by a group of mysterious terrorists; physically and mentally tortured by unconventional methods in order for them to get what they want. (As if any method of torture is conventional.) Will his character break (not BRAKE)? What exactly do the terrorists want and who are they? Will everything go according to plan along the way? You'll have to watch to find out.

A lot of people have complained about the ending (or multiple endings) and the ability to predict some of the plot twists, like, before the prologue. (No, just kidding.) Seriously, it was way too easy figuring this movie out. That said, I still enjoyed it. Listen, with a plot of this nature there are only a few ways this could have ended - either the terrorist will get what they want out of agent Jeremy Reines (Dorff) or they won't. Everything in between is just a waiting game of HOW they intend to get it out of him, WHAT it is they want, and IF Dorff's character will make it out alive or not. When it comes down to it, the ending (or multiple endings) does provide you with the answers. What more do you want people?!

Indeed, the plot is more than a bit far-fetched and I couldn't help but wonder why in the heck would anyone go through this much trouble to get something when there certainly were simpler (and probably more effective) methods to get the job done. I don't know, maybe they could have injected him with a truth serum or something. But then if that happened this wouldn't be called Brake; it'd be an entirely different movie.

There are some other issues. There were a few revelations that the writer, Timothy Mannion, intended to be relevant towards the climax of the film but he came up short big time. They made no sense in context to what had happened earlier in the film and added no value to the outcome of the film. Also, for Reines to be such a highly trained and alert Secret Service agent, he was often too naive in certain circumstances when even Stevie Wonder would have seen the writing on the wall. No fault of Dorff's though, as once again, this is more a reflection of poor writing than anything else.

Dorff was brilliant! That's why despite a cop out ending, sloppy writing, and plot elements so implausible that even M. Night Shyamalan would shake his head in shame, I still can't give it less than 7 stars. And that says a lot about Stephen's performance.

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