The reformed criminal Paul Maguire is a businessman in the construction business and happily married with Vanessa Maguire. His sixteen year-old daughter Caitlin Maguire is his pride and joy. One night, Paul and Vanessa go to a dinner party and leave Caitlin with her friends Mike and Evan at home. During the night, his dinner is interrupted by Detective Peter St. John that tells that Caitlin had been kidnapped and her friends are wounded. Paul learns that three criminals had invaded his house and abducted his daughter. Paul meets his friends and former crew, Kane and Danny Doherty, and they unsuccessfully press the smalltime criminals expecting to have news from Caitlin. Soon she is found dead in a park and they see the result of the ballistics indicating that a Russian Tokarev pistol killed Caitlin. Now Paul is haunted by his past and believes that the Russians are seeking revenge. Paul, Kane and Danny start a war against the Russians but no mobster knows any connection of the Russian... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nicolas Cage is a huge fan of Neon Flesh (2010), Paco Cabezas' second movie and the one who caught the attention of Hollywood. According to Cabezas, Cage specially loved the performance of Macarena Gómez, and even tried to have her on Tokarev for a role, but Gómez's schedule didn't allow it. See more »
When Paul is talking with Danny, standing at the door, the clock on the wall changes back and forth. See more »
This movie is a poor man's version of Taken. The only redeemable aspect of the movie is the film score - which is seems lifted from The Thing (original version) - but is still enjoyable and builds the audience's anticipation of something in the offing. The movie is filled with regular crime clichés and stereo-types in reference to organized crime. No originality whatsoever. The movie ends with an anti- climax that's mind numbingly ridiculous - like the director wanted a quick ending after the movie dragged on and on for 70+ minutes.
Avoidable at all costs. Not worth a rental or even the $1 dvds you get at 7-11 or Dollar Tree.
Yes, Cage's luck hasn't changed. He's still on a string of doing crappy movies. Sigh!
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