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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

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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:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gordon Brewer: If you keep working with him, then you are no better than he is.
Selena: What would you have me do?
Gordon Brewer: Help me stop him.
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Connections

References Backdraft (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Amazing Grace
(uncredited)
Lyrics by John Newton
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Best Arnold movie since T2
10 February 2002 | by realfan-3See all my reviews

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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