In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed.Written by
During the scene where a braless Kristen Bell is punched in the stomach by a captor, her shirt slips aside accidentally revealing a breast and nipple. It's the only nudity she's shown in a film as of 2019 but it wasn't intentional. See more »
During the staged robbery shootings, the guy dressed as a cop drops the fuel nozzle on the ground. After he has been "shot" and Agent Scott has searched his person, Scott gets into the vehicle next to the gas pump, but the fuel nozzle is no longer on the ground. See more »
You had your whole life to prepare for this moment. Why aren't you ready?
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A political thriller that manages to be both logical and surprising. Dialogues are smart and every character is given an important role in this military puzzle film. It shows, in an unconventional way, the hidden world of intelligence service at all its levels (the highest and the lowest). This movie was unnoticed by the general public because of its being somehow simple (with no special effect) but it's for sure genuine and of high quality; it has surprise twists, tough guys and some great action scenes. Furthermore what makes this flick special is not only the story but also the original way David Mamet chose to tell it; Val Kilmer acted in a very mature and professional manner and deserves many compliments for that.
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