The workaholic head of the compliance section of a New York City bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international movie star who has become embroiled in criminal activities.
The rushes shown to Martin Raikes (Michael Keaton) when he visits the movie set were taken from the Sir Michael Caine movie Shadow Run (1998). See more »
On leaving the casino, Elina tells Jake that '100,000 Francs is a lot of money', referring to his loss on the tables, Monaco uses the same currency as France, and the Euro was introduced as a 'hard' currency on January 1st 2002, long before this film is supposed to take place. See more »
Keaton plays a US banking compliance officer who goes to Monaco to check out the books of a film being made starring has been action man Caine. On arrival, Keaton is framed for murder and money laundering and goes on the run.
This may not be great cinema, but it makes for quite an exciting 90 minutes. Keaton is good in a rare average Joe type of role, Serbedzija plays his usual Eastern European nasty as well as he ever does and Caine pretty much steals the show in a smaller role adding a bit of humour to proceedings. The set pieces, chases etc are well handled and whilst pretty much all very predictable it just ain't that bad.
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