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 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 »
When Paul is talking with Danny, standing at the door, the clock on the wall changes back and forth. See more »
Watching this its clear that its probably not the biggest budget movie of the year. But thats going by blockbuster standards. The actual budget was 25 million !! Which is actually a hell of a lot of money when you think about it. So what did they spend it on ? I would guess they spent most of it on Cage in an attempt to draw attention to the movie which it does. ( thats why I watched it ) but sadly the rest of the movie reflects this. The supporting cast with exception of Danny Glover are complete amateurs and its obvious.
But wait !! it gets worse, much worse. To compliment the lack of acting talent we are subjected to a generic lifeless soundtrack as it drags on and on. The storyline itself is completely unoriginal and riddled with cliché after cliché. Watching this movie I could not help but think. WHO FUNDS THIS CRAP! Because this director certainly did not acquire this budget based on past merits , he demonstrates an ignorant lack of imagination multiplied by a lack of technical ability. It exposes just how corrupt the film industry is , because there are truly talented directors out there who make better movies with literally 1000th of this budget. its appalling ..
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