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A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

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A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

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The cat's in the bag.

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Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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20 March 2014 (Macedonia)  »

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$29,231 (USA) (28 February 2014)

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$48,817 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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When John Cusack is speaking to the agent, the chain is on the door, then disappears and then reappears. See more »

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[first lines]
Jack: You want to tell me what this is all about? I mean, if you want me to protect this, don't you want me to know what it is?
Dragna: No, I don't.
Jack: Okay. Can I ask you a question?
Dragna: Go ahead.
Jack: In all due respect, why don't you just hire FedEx?
Dragna: Because I'm hiring you, Jack.
Jack: So, you want me to pick up this bag and bring it to you, and that's it?
Dragna: I want to pay you an exorbitant amount of money to get the bag and bring it to me.
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Stand My Ground
Written by John O'Regan
Performed by Diamond Rings
Published by Secret City Publishing
Courtesy of Astralwerks under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Disappointing waste of talented actors
26 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's a red flag with movies that go straight to video, esp. one that features big stars like Robert DeNiro and John Cusack. The supporting case, including Rebecca Da Costa and Crispin Clover, is also strong.

But something is just very wrong with this film. It tries way too hard. It tries to be "gritty" but succeeds only in being clichéd. The script has many twists, but most of them are fairly predictable. The problem is that characters do many things without any visible motivation to do so. This leaves us wondering whether the writers are bad or just doing a bad job trying to sneaky. As the motivations become apparently, it becomes increasingly obvious that it's just bad writing.

John Cusack is playing a role reminiscent of his character in "Identity", which unfortunately was another bad movie. DeNiro plays a crime boss, a role he can do in his sleep. Neither is bad, it's just that they have so little to work with.


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