Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
Alaska Trooper Jack Holcombe believes Robert Hansen is a serial killer who abducts young girls, tortures and sexually assaults them, then kills them. But Holcombe doesn't have enough evidence to get a search warrant for Hansen's premises. Holcombe knows that one victim, Cyndy Paulsen, somehow survived, so he decides to seek her help, but he finds that she's now a junkie with trust issues. Holcombe has to earn her trust; meanwhile, Hansen is still hunting and killing girls. Written by
In this movie, Nicolas Cage plays the law enforcement officer and John Cusack plays the convict. In Con Air (1997), the roles were reversed; Cusack was the law enforcement officer. See more »
When Sussie's sister walks out of the diner after meeting with Jack, there is a Tripadvisor sticker on the door. See more »
D.A. Pat Clives:
We'll look these over, get back to you in a few days.
You know, he stalks them like his next trophy animal, he rapes them and kills them. He is probably doing it right now. We don't have a few days!
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The end credits begin with pictures and information about Hansen's known victims See more »
I was impressed by the movie and could not believe this is Scott Walker's first movie. It was very well done. During the movie, you can really tell the director/write (both by Scott) 's effort of pursuing perfection. The script was powerful, a lot of research and study behind it I can only imagine. I especially loved the color of the whole movie, very dark and depressing, it made my heart heavy. Great fast-paced opening grabbed my attention right away, and a very intense ending. Even though you know the bad guy would get caught eventually, its hard to breathe towards the ending. One of my favorite scenes was when Cindy saw an Alaska moose. Please pay attention to that moment. It was so so beautiful and poetic. John Cusack's performance was outstanding! He convinced me he really was that killer! Also, I have some new respect for Vanessa Hudgens. Thought she got popular by luck. But no, I really felt how much effort she would make for a movie and she put her heart into it. Glad to see Dean Norris too! He started acting career back to the 60s, but just got very popular and well known these years.( Breaking Bad) I cannot imagine how much up- and-downs during this journey. He is a great actor. I am happy for his success! All in all, I always feel that story is the soul of a movie, its the most important factor. I loved the story of serial killer Robert Hansen! I am so glad Scott wrote this movie and put it on the big screen!
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