A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion.

Director:

Carl Franklin

Writer:

David Collard (as Dave Collard)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Matt Lee Whitlock
Eva Mendes ... Alex Diaz Whitlock
Sanaa Lathan ... Ann Merai Harrison
Dean Cain ... Chris Harrison
John Billingsley ... Chae
Robert Baker ... Tony Dalton
Alex Carter ... Cabot
Antoni Corone ... Deputy Baste
Terry Loughlin ... Agent Stark
Nora Dunn ... Dr. Donovan
James Murtaugh ... Dr. Frieland
Peggy Sheffield Peggy Sheffield ... Judy Anderson
Evelyn Brooks Evelyn Brooks ... Judy's Mom
Eric Hissom Eric Hissom ... Hotel Clerk
Tom Hillmann ... Living Gift Salesman (as Tom Hilmann)
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Matt Whitlock, the police chief of the small town of Banyan Key, Florida, is separated from his wife, Alex, a police homicide detective in MIami. Matt's been having an affair with Ann Merai Harrison, a woman who's separated from her abusive husband, Chris, and says she has cancer, as well. When her doctor tells her of a new expensive treatment, Matt decides to give her the nearly half a million dollars in an evidence lock up that he seized from a local drug bust. When Ann and her husband turn up dead only days after naming Chief Whitlock as beneficiary on a million dollar Life insurance policy, things start heating up for Whitlock as the evidence his wife Alex is gathering stacks up against him. And as if things couldn't get worse, the D.E.A. now want the drug money a.s.a.p. Anxiety runs high for Whitlock as he scrambles to figure out who has set him up and also recover half a million dollars all while trying not to break a sweat or draw any suspicions. He's a man who is way out of ... Written by steve40m@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, violence and some language. | See all certifications »

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Considered to be a loose remake of "No Way Out". See more »

Goofs

When Matt and Alex go to the dental office, Alex refers to the dentist as "Sheridan", although before and after he is called Shider. See more »

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Matt Lee Whitlock: Sometimes I think you want me to shoot you, Chae.
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The name Burt Ward appears as "Boy Wonder Executive Producer" See more »

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References Dragnet (1951) See more »

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Emboscada
(2002)
Written by Vico C.
Performed by Vico C. (as Vico C)
Published by Filosofo Music Publishing
Courtesy of EMI Latin, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Liked It Better Than Most People Did, But Still Not Up To Standards
29 June 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is one of the few Denzel Washington movies that flopped. It was just wasn't likable enough to hit a chord with moviegoers. His acting is still fine, but the film as a whole wasn't up to Washington's standards.

Being someone attracted to good visuals, I loved the colors in this film, set in South Florida. The orange-and-greens were beautiful and I enjoyed the music, too. It all elevated the likability of this modern day film-noir for me. Unfortunately, a lot of people were bored with this because it had so little action. That didn't bother me, although I have to admit at one point I began wondering "when is something violent going to happen." Many film noirs were like this, anyway, building up tension until the end.

I still found it pretty interesting most of the way, with a nice twist at the end. It's worth a rental, but not a purchase.


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Language:

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Release Date:

3 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,185,316, 5 October 2003

Gross USA:

$41,088,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,495,563
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