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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
It's Burch (Ed O'Neill) who sees potential in Robert Scott (Val Kilmer), whose perceptive skills and willingness to commit to the mission make him the best man for a dirty job. "Scott says what Burch needs to hear," O'Neill said, referring to a scene in which Burch asks the task force what will happen to Laura Newton. Scott is the only one to voice the harsh truth: "They're going to kill her". See more »
When Curtis is shot in the head at the beach house he falls to the ground facing the shed. When Scott hides behind the shed and looks back on the dead body, it is already facing the other direction showing its back to Scott. See more »
You had your whole life to prepare for this moment. Why aren't you ready?
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Secret Serviceman extraordinnaire Val Kilmer tries to retrieve a kidnapped politician's daughter in this surprisingly-good thriller.
There isn't a lot of violence in this modern day tough rescue story, but when it occurs, look out! Kilmer is very good in here, one of his best performances ever and the film is nicely photographed. The only warning I would give viewers is the language, which contains about 25 f-words.
The best plug I can give this film is that it was very entertaining, start to finish, and that's what most of us are looking for - entertainment. It keeps your attention the full 100-plus minutes, so what's not to like? As mentioned, Kilmer is very, very good in here and, make no mistake: he's the show. Everything in the story really revolves around him.
There was anything that struck a sour note with me, it would be the story with the kidnapped girl's father. I don't think he was realistic, but I won't say more in fear of spoiling anything for those who haven't seen this.
Nonetheless, an under-publicized excellent film of 2004.
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