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A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

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Truck Driver #1 (as César Aguirre)
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A rich and successful lawyer, the Counselor, is about to get married to his fiancée but soon becomes entangled in a complex drug plot with a middle-man known as Westray. The plan ends up taking a horrible twist and he must protect himself and his soon to be bride as the truth of the drug business is uncovered and targets are eliminated. Written by DJDC

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Sin Is A Choice.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for graphic violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 October 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El abogado del crimen  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,842,930 (USA) (25 October 2013)

Gross:

$16,969,390 (USA) (10 January 2014)
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This film is dedicated in memory of Ridley Scott's brother Tony Scott. See more »

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When the sewage truck arrives supposedly in Chicago and the gate is being opened, mountains are visible in the far background. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Laura: Are you awake?
Counselor: No. What time is it?
Laura: Two o'clock. Almost two o'clock.
Counselor: AM or PM?
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Theory of Fudu (Diego Iglesias Mix)
Written and Arranged by Jonathan Miguez Vazquez
Performed by John Axiom
Courtesy of Liquid Grooves
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Awful
20 November 2013 | by (Newark) – See all my reviews

Mainly sub standard acting, hum drum story line. All scenes are way too long and just do not work.(esp scene 4/5 way though phone call from car to drug cartel, fall asleep time it lasts that long) Attended showing in Newark on Wed 20/11/13 @17:45. Of the 19 people in 4 left within the first hour, most others took the proverbial it is that poor, honestly, its awful. Still confused as to why the wild cats were in it, the story never even attempted an ending for them, opening scene woman orgasms after 30 secs oral sex (never), masturbation scene on car windscreen is laughable, implausible and utter rubbish, Probably targeting bored teens. Save your money. 0 out of 10 more fun watching grass grow


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