An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.
Nicolas Cage is a huge fan of Carne de neón (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 »
During the car chase, Paul Maguire is pursued by police in a newer model Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. However, an older Interceptor model is used when the vehicle crashes and explodes. See more »
I watched this as Nic Cage was in it, sort of expecting it to be a bit like the Liam Neeson "Taken" (IMDB rating 7.9, and lets face it films like this always get downgraded as they appeal to the great unwashed, so I would give it a clear 8). However imagine my surprise when I got a trashy TV movie.
Nic who in this film has surprisingly dark hair provides a disappointing performance in a sea of drowning fellow actors, script writers and direction. Either Nic for some reason has become desperate for any part or he is doing someone a big favour on this one.
There really are no redeeming aspects of this dire film. My strong advice to the director would be to re cut it to no more than 30 seconds with no credits. No way can this film be saved but at least the pain would not last so long.
Nic your a "National Treasure" (6.9), "Lord of War" (7.6) your best ever, "The Cotton Club" (worth a lot more than 6.5), "Capt Correlli's Mandolin (desperately and a disgraceful 5.9, worth at least 7.5), and of course your best ever "Con Air" (worth at least another point over the 6.8), please read the script before you take on any more trash like this one. Plus man your getting old ditch the hair dye, it really don't work for you.
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