An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.
When a family is held hostage, former hostage negotiator Jeff Talley arrives at the scene. Talley's own family is kidnapped and Talley must decide which is more important: saving a family he doesn't even know or saving his own family.
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Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.
Sarah Jessica Parker,
Two convicts, one charismatic (Willis) and the other a hypochondriac (Thornton), break out of prison and immediately start a bank robbing spree, kidnapping bank managers, spending the night with their families, then going with the managers in the morning to rob the banks. Using a dim-witted stunt man as their getaway driver and lookout, the three successfully pull off several jobs (even gaining the attention of a television show about American criminals), and become known as "The Sleepover Bandits." Things are going great until the bank managers begin to realize that the robbers are non-violent and therefore no threat to them or their employees, changing the game for the Bandits. To add to the complications, a bored & unhappy housewife (Blanchett) ends up in the hands of the criminals, and begins to have romantic feelings for both Willis and Thornton, causing a sticky love triangle.Written by
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Hans Zimmer was the only choice for the music composing. However, Zimmer was just finishing Hannibal (2001) and Pearl Harbor (2001) at the time in London, and he already committed himself to Black Hawk Down (2001), which was recorded in the U.S. Barry Levinson said that he would move the film for a later release, waiting for the German composer, since they have been good friends since Rain Man (1988). Zimmer politely refused it. See more »
In the opening scene in the LA bank, Joe fires his shotgun into the ceiling. He ejects the spent shotgun shell; the sound heard on the sound track is a handgun or rifle cartridge case hitting the floor. See more »
Please, wherever you are, return my wife to me. Kate, if you're listening, I want you to know that I'm okay. I hope you're holding up well, I hope that these gentlemen are treating you correctly, the way you should be treated, and speaking of which, I'm going to Spain next week, so if your kidnappers would like to contact me, they can get in touch with my people, and you know who they are, and the house is waiting for you, right here, where you belong. And the house misses you, I miss you...
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During the end credits on the left side of the screen, you see 2 events happening: 1) Harvey and Claire (the Pink Boots girl) getting married in Mexico & 2) Some more outtake footage from the bandits' interview with Darren Head. See more »
This is about the best you can get! Although I am not a crook, I was rooting for the bad guys in this movie (which you have to do in order to enjoy it!) I laughed so hard, and was excited the whole way through. Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thorton are outstanding actors, and do a great job in this movie. Filming in my home state of Oregon, their are great locations throughout this film! After escaping from Oregon State Penitentiary, they have quite a fun-filled journey to Portland, and then make their way south through Oregon towards my home in Southern Oregon. The one thing that comes between them is a woman! Still, they find their way through it somehow, and the ending is the BEST and most surprising I have ever seen!
Best of all, it was filmed in my home state of Oregon (except for the end.) Anyway, this movie is excellent, well done, VERY funny, and has a VERY surprising end. I would recommend it to anybody with a good sense of humor. I give it an A+, and on the 1-10 scale, a 10!
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