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Collateral Damage (2002)

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After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible.

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Andrew Davis

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Ronald Roose (story), David Griffiths (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Gordy Brewer
Francesca Neri ... Selena Perrini
Elias Koteas ... Peter Brandt
Cliff Curtis ... Claudio Perrini
John Leguizamo ... Felix Ramirez
John Turturro ... Sean Armstrong
Jsu Garcia ... Roman
Tyler Posey ... Mauro (as Tyler Garcia Posey)
Michael Milhoan ... Jack
Rick Worthy ... Ronnie
Raymond Cruz ... Junior
Lindsay Frost ... Anne Brewer
Ethan Dampf ... Matt Brewer
Jorge Zepeda Jorge Zepeda ... Rocha
Miguel Sandoval ... Joe Phipps
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Storyline

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio "The Wolf" Perrini. Frustrated with the official investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, Brewer takes matters into his own hands and tracks his quarry ultimately to Colombia. Written by Jason

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Nothing is more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daño colateral See more »

Filming Locations:

La Antigua, Veracruz, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,058,432, 10 February 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,077,257

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,382,433
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Well-known Vietnam War veteran and radical anti-war activist Stan Goff briefly worked as a technical military adviser on the film. He later said it was one of the worst experiences of his life and that the finished product was "yet another guns and fire-balls, macho death-cult, fascist film-myth." See more »

Goofs

The Colombians have Mexican accents. See more »

Quotes

Selena: Claudio is now a man consumed by hate, just like you.
Gordon Brewer: I'm not like him.
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Connections

References This Is Your Life (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Selena's Song
Written by Salvatore Basile
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it took my brother 24 hours to pawn this movie
9 July 2004 | by dr_foremanSee all my reviews

The most depressing thing about "Collateral Damage" isn't that it's reminiscent of 9/11 (the resemblance is pretty superficial), but that it epitomizes the sad state of Arnold's decaying movie career. Looking old and burnt out, he plods his way through a plot that is really much too serious for an action movie. He has no hilarious one-liners and he kicks only a modicum of a**, which is a big mistake since that's what we're paying to see. The mighty have fallen to this...

I was impressed with Francesca Neri's performance, and unlike everybody else in the universe I think that Arnold is actually a pretty good actor. But his material here is B-grade political thriller stuff that belongs in a Tom Clancy paperback packed with schematics of all the military vehicles involved. Arnold works better in sci-fi and fantasy settings; his contemporary Earth movies are pretty boring, and I'm always amazed that none of the supporting characters ever comment on his physique or accent. Why doesn't somebody, just once, say "daaaaamn, that's a big Austrian guy"?


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