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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

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

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cliff Curtis and Raymond Cruz previously appeared in Training Day (2001). See more »

Goofs

When Selena is looking at potential terrorist attack sites on a flat screen computer monitor, a Department of Justice sticker appears at the top right corner of the monitor, then disappears. See more »

Quotes

Selena: I'm trusting you with my life... and my son.
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Connections

References Clear and Present Danger (1994) See more »

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As an action movie it is poor, but as a piece of writing it is shockingly simplistic and tasteless
31 January 2005 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Gordy Brewer is a good clean all-American type with a wife and young son and a selfless job as a fire-fighter. While his wife and daughter wait for him to collect them, they are caught up in a terrorist attack and die in the bombing. Brewer's loss turns to guilt turns to anger when he sees the Government involving themselves in political wrangling with Columbia rather than going after the evildoers. With the weight of American moral justice behind him, Brewer heads into Columbia to travel deep into the jungles, find the terrorist leader and kill him.

Those who claim that this film is a tasteless attempt to cash in on 11th September 2001 forget that it was made before that terrorist attack and that it was shelved until a later date – however they are right in their claims that it is tasteless. In regards 11/9/01 the film was sold on the back of American anger and demands for revenge that the film pandered to with little thought – at a time of healing the marketing of this film fed the fire and in return was fuelled by it. It is impossible though not to view this film in regards the subject matter because, although not offensively simple in regards the 11/9 attacks it is still about terrorism and, for the majority of the world, terrorism has been around for a long time (in my case, my life in Northern Ireland). With any awareness of the complex issues involved, many viewers will find this impossible to stomach thanks to its simplistic view of events and the solutions it puts forward.

The plot sees one man takes up weapons to deal with terrorists. Suggestions that talks and peace are the way ahead are dismissed; any discussion over "why" is brushed away by Brewer in his meeting with the terrorist leader and, at the end of the day, fighting terrorism is one big action movie where the good guys win and the sinister bad guys always lose. The script is so simplistic that it is hard not to feel sullied by it. As an action movie it is poor, partly because you cannot ignore the sheer offensive simplicity of the whole thing but mainly because it lacks excitement, enjoyment, thrills or entertainment value on so many levels. OK, if you want to see things go bang and non-white terrorists being beaten by American might then you may get something from it but for me it was just one big collection of action movies clichés wheeled out one after the other until I just couldn't care any more.

The cast do nothing to help matters even though there are a number of well known people involved. Arnie is bland and his performance is one of such moral and ethical simplicity that it made me worry that this is how he actually sees the world – I really hope it is not. Koteas is a fine actor but is totally wasted here and cannot do anything with his role. John's Leguizamo and Turturro add a bit of interest but again are just poorly used. Curtis is just a, pardon my language, clichéd coloured bad guy – his character is so underdeveloped that he makes the bad guy in True Lies look like a thoughtful discussion of anti-American feeling across the world. There are a handful of other recognisable faces floating around but none of them do much so I won't waste my time.

Overall, looking at this film as an action movie it is messy, uninvolving, dull, lifeless and soaked in more clichés than can be good for anyone. Sadly though, it is impossible to just view it as an action movie since it uses the response to terrorist attacks as its subject matter. With this difficult issue (and don't forget terrorist murders didn't start in September 2001) the film makes such a pathetic case that it is hard to stomach – it made me watch the film right to the end but only because I really couldn't believe that anyone thought this would be a good story to tell – even more so surprising that such an insensitive, jingoistic and simplistic view of the world could be presented after America itself found out what a complex issue it is. A poor movie that is only made worse by a horrid script.


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