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Powder Keg (2001)

Not Rated | | Action , Short | June 2001 (USA)
January 13, 2001. Times war photographer Harvey Jacobs is wounded while witnessing a massacre at Nuevo Colon by terrorists. In a desperate effort, the United Nations sends a vehicle to get ... See full summary »

Director:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Writers:

David Carter (story), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... The Driver
Stellan Skarsgård ... Harvey Jacobs
Lois Smith ... Mother
Javier Zaragoza Javier Zaragoza ... Paramilitary 1
Luis Francisco Escobedo Luis Francisco Escobedo ... Paramilitary 2
Gilberto Barraza ... Paramilitary 3
Alfredo Escobar Alfredo Escobar ... Begging Man
Carlos Torrestorija Carlos Torrestorija ... Police 1
Marco Pérez ... Contra 1 (as Marco Antonio Pérez)
Arturo Amaro Arturo Amaro ... Contra 2
Socorro Avelar Socorro Avelar ... Contra Grandmother
Ibet Reyna Campos Ibet Reyna Campos ... Contra Woman
Carlos Álvarez Carlos Álvarez ... Police that Dies
Gustavo Sánchez Parra ... Soldier with Radio
Iván Rafael González Iván Rafael González ... Contra Boy
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Storyline

January 13, 2001. Times war photographer Harvey Jacobs is wounded while witnessing a massacre at Nuevo Colon by terrorists. In a desperate effort, the United Nations sends a vehicle to get him out, a BMW driven by the mysterious Driver. Written by Bluefire_72

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Genres:

Action | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hire: Powder Keg See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song at the end of this short film, "Una Palabra" by Carlos Varela, became more famous with the 2004 film, Man on Fire. See more »

Alternate Versions

On the 2002 official BMW FILMS DVD release of THE HIRE, a slightly longer edit of the movie can be found. There is an additional scene with Stellan Skarsgaard and some rebels assisting him. There are additional additions and extensions throughout the movie on the DVD. See more »

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Followed by Ticker (2002) See more »

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Very good
24 May 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

This short from The Hire-series looks totally different than the other ones. It is more real, like news footage. The Driver, of course again played by Clive Owen, has to save a war photographer (Stellan Skarsgard) who is shot. No funny moments this time, but action and suspense. Very well done.


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