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Liberty Stands Still (2002)

Liberty, the wife of a gun manufacturer, is held hostage at a hot dog stand by a sniper seeking revenge.

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Kari Skogland

Writer:

Kari Skogland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tanya Allen ... May
Hart Bochner ... Hank Wilford
Fulvio Cecere ... Burt McGovern
Gregory Calpakis ... Vince (as Greg Calpakis)
Terry Chen ... Officer Tom
Garvin Cross ... CIA Henchman #1
Roger Cross ... Officer Miller (as Roger R. Cross)
Martin Cummins ... Russell Williams
Keith Dallas ... Young Man
Linda Fiorentino ... Liberty Wallace
Marrett Green Marrett Green ... Gary P. Evans - Reporter #2
Darcy Laurie ... Drunk Guy
David Lewis ... Businessman
Robert Lewis ... Fireman Frank
Brian Markinson ... Rex Perry
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Storyline

A gunman ties up an actor and locks him in his dressing room just before a performance. He also puts a bomb with a 90-minute timer next to the actor. Then, he goes to a room above an LA plaza and draws a bead on the actor's lover, international arms dealer, Liberty Wallace. Calling himself "Joe," he calls her cell phone, demonstrates that a rifle is pointed at her, and tells her to cuff herself to a hot-dog cart nearby (the cuffs are there). Over the next 90 minutes, the story unfolds: as a result of his daughter's death, he wants a public debate on the Second Amendment. As Liberty begins to bond with Joe on the phone, he gets some truths from her - and his revenge. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

In the game of life and death... you only lose once.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Often compared to Phone Booth (2002). Although released in the same year this was actually previewed to the public a full 8 months before Phone Booth was. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film we see Liberty drop her phone and headset on the ground but in the next seen we see the headset still in her ear. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Liberty Wallace: [on phone] I'm not wearing any underwear, and you going to be able to concentrate?
Russell Williams: Not if you're aren't here.
Liberty Wallace: [laughs] I'm on my way.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Blade Trinity (2012) See more »

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Performed by Carmen Rizzo
Written by Carmen Rizzo, Christina Calero, Ashley Slater and Joel Shearer
Published by Povi-Lu Music
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Eh - it was okay for a rental
27 January 2005 | by lchmielewskiSee all my reviews

While this movie was mildly entertaining, there is a reason it went straight to video. Like phonebooth (but without the Colin Farrel nametag), it really lacked a strong plot. Depending on which way you saw each character, the movie could be pro or anti gun control - if you really look deep. You have a woman who runs a gun company and a psycho with a gun (obtained illegally as he has a criminal record) further gun control would not keep him from obtaining a gun.

The movie, while running the same "plot line" as Phonebooth, was not a ripoff of the movie, considering both came out the same year and, in fact, the production of Liberty started before Phonebooth was even cast.


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Country:

Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Liberty Stands Still See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$595,214
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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