Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones. Pretending to be cops, Smith and Jones kidnap Lynn and confront Gene with a simple choice -- kill California governor Eleanor Grant in 90 minutes or less, or Lynn will die. Watson is given a gun, six bullets, and a name tag, and he is told to go to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and kill Eleanor, who is giving an afternoon speech. While Jones is watching Lynn in a van, Smith watches Watson in order to prevent Watson from alerting the authorities. Watson must quickly find some way to get himself and Lynn out of this seemingly impossible situation.Written by
Johnny Depp and Charles S. Dutton would later appear in Secret Window (2004). See more »
Once Gene Watson gets to the hotel and realizes who he's been sent to kill, he checks his watch. The watch in the closeup is a round watch. As we walks off and speaks to another person the watch on his arm becomes visible. It is a square faced watch. See more »
[Mr. Watson hears the train conductor shoutout to the Amtrak travelers]
Los Angeles is next! Los Angeles is next! Please check under your seats.
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I actually really enjoyed this movie. It asks many questions about what a person would do in an impossible situation. The script is well done, funny and totally unpredictable. It is also quite original. This movie is certainly worth watching.
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