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Proximity (2001)

An inmate serving time for vehicular homicide, overhears prison guards discussing plans for a murder and becomes a target himself.

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Scott Ziehl
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... William Conroy
Jonathan Banks ... Price
Kelly Rowan ... Anne Conroy
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Yaskin (as T. C. Carson)
Joe Santos ... Clive Plummer
Mark Boone Junior ... Eric Hawthorne (as Mark Boone Jr.)
David Flynn David Flynn ... Lawrence
James Coburn ... Jim Corcoran
Scott Plate Scott Plate ... David Dart
Patrick E. Mahoney Jr. Patrick E. Mahoney Jr. ... Stephen Conroy
Jack Sender Jack Sender ... Glaser
Anthony McKay ... Richard Sherwood
Robert Ellis Robert Ellis ... Guard Pattison
Kimberly A. Osborne Kimberly A. Osborne ... Leah Gibson (as Kim Osborne)
Rick Williams Rick Williams ... Cole
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Storyline

Professor William Conroy, otherwise a model citizen, serves jail time for a car accident which proved fatal for his lover and student. In prison, he hears 'too much' about the murder of fellow inmate Evan, whose assertions he ignored that the deaths in their penitentiary multiplied suspiciously. Dirty jailer, Price, accidentally messes up the warden's instructions to get Conroy murdered by ruthless killer Lawrence during a transport. Conroy has some trouble convincing even his lawyer Eric Hawthorne he's the target of a manhunt. They and investigative reporter David Dart discover the dirty part played by Jim Corcoran's rich and influential 'Justice for victim families' vigilante society. Written by KGF Vissers

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He's closing in on the truth. The killers are closing in on him.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A törvényen túl See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rob Lowe received sever third degree on his face and back and lost two thirds of his ring finger while making this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Ofc. Yaskin (Terrence 'T.C.' Carson I) is looking through the binoculars in the car, he is looking through the wrong end. You can tell by the rubber eye pieces and how small the openings are on the side you can see. See more »

Quotes

William Conroy: Do you know the reason people drink coffee?
Cab Driver: No why?
William Conroy: People have a thing about stuff they drink.
William Conroy: they believe it gives them some type of control over the illusion of being tired.
Cab Driver: I'm not following you.
William Conroy: Your not following me? let me tell you something buddy this concept that you have where you think I'm a type of leader that can be followed is wrong dead wrong.
Cab Driver: Ok jack you lost me.
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No One Can Save Me But My Baby
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by John Hammond
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A fair movie of non-Hollywood movie!!!
7 January 2002 | by kevin_blazeSee all my reviews

Proximity is the low-budget sister of The Fugitive, involving a man on the run from the law to see that justice is served, an endless marathon through back streets to avoid being seen, bad guys who always aim the gun at the good guy's feet - these are just a few of the sorry clichés Proximity uses to construct a story. The dialogue is a bad combination of three-line sentences and meaningless diatribes. We've seen and heard all this before, except this time an unknown director puts a moderately pleasing thumbprint on it.

Proximity challenges our notions of justice. William Conroy (Rob Lowe) certainly is OK. The former lawyer threw back a few too many drinks, grabbed the car keys, and his beautiful mistress was dead before the sun rose. Conroy walked away from the crash, but was sent to jail for six months, convicted of vehicular manslaughter. For whatever reason, he's in jail with the worst of them: murderers, drug dealers, career thugs. Conroy is no threat to commit another crime because he's the hero of a relatively well-constructed film that suffers from a nowhere script.

As far as questioning justice, Proximity shows that not all the bad guys are really that bad, while the ones who are supposed to be good can sometimes have an ugly side to them. This is true of the movie as well, as this bunch of clichés should have been bad. Those involved probably knew it too. Stil l, a relatively unknown director has at least deflected some of the flaws with commendable camera constraint and a good dose of always-dependable eye candy.

As the conclusion that this movie is a fair movie. As you know this out-of-Hollywood movie is an action, but an Ok action. I mean the action is actually a bit low. So more cool action might improve the score of this movie. So only if you're bored you might get lighted with this action.


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