Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive.Written by
Ruth Wilson was cast as Jo Durkin (who is a male character in the books), and filmed all of her scenes as Liam Neeson's partner. But, Director Scott Frank felt that Neeson's character should be a loner, so all of Wilson's scenes were cut. See more »
Green-Wood Cemetery is locked and patrolled by security at night; they could not just drive in at 10:30pm for a confrontation with the kidnappers. See more »
You need some help, man.
I don't care. You want to mess up your own shit - but you're going to mess up mine, too. I need to know you got my back. Not that you're going to come falling through the door behind me...
Don't worry your pretty little spic head off.
Anyway. That was all I wanted to say.
Is that it? Fuck you!
[gets out of the car]
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The offending scene cut from the film (so it could be rated 15 instead of 18) features the two villains tormenting and sexually threatening a restrained woman in the back of a van. The British censors felt this scene lingered on the nastiness and detail, and was disturbing. The UK distributor removed the small scene and got their desired 15 rating. See more »
Liam Neeson delivers as a brooding, hulking ex-cop on a mission. It's always a treat to see Liam command every scene. There's something about his walk - as the director took great aim in capturing. Walking and brooding against fences, walls, and buildings. A determined walk. This movie is a clever and engaging thriller/mystery with a mesmerizing star. Surprising was the metamorphosis of Dan Stevens into a tormented under-world character. Olafir Olafsson also commands every scene as another tormented soul. Brian "Astro" Bradley is compelling as the young teen. What was most intriguing was Eric Nelsen, who evokes disgust at his life choices, yet compassion. He has the face of an angel and yet conveyed torment about his life choices. I liked the movie for a late-summer thriller/murder-mystery stroll into the theaters!
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