A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
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
The movie was supposed to include the famous Colombian actress Sofía Vergara, who played an airplane hijacker. But after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, the scene where Vergara would hijack a plane was scratched from the movie. Moreover, scenes which might be considered unpatriotic have been excluded. See more »
As Gordy walks behind an ambulance at the end of the movie, the cameraman, wearing a dark shirt, is reflected in the rear window. See more »
As with most movies, Collateral Damage is best enjoyed if you are a regular person instead of a hardcore, jaded "film" geek or a paid studio plant. Much more thoughtful than I expected for the type of movie it is, and a surprise ending that I haven't seen the like of in many action movies. This is the kind of quality entertainment that Hollywood has been sorely in need of for years. Those who say it's "paint by the numbers" or whatever obviously haven't seen many Arnold action flicks. I guess all the USA-bashers on this can't stand to see any hint of patriotism in a movie no matter how understated it is... my question is: why then, did you bother seeing it in the first place?
Anyway, if you like action movies, and the thought of a fireman trying to get justice for the death of his family doesn't offend you, see it. It's about as good as it gets. In other words, if you are from Berzerk-ley, CA, stay away. 4 stars out of 4.
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