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Struggling to recover emotionally from a brutal assault that killed her fiancé and left her in a coma, a radio personality begins a quest for vengeance against the perpetrators that leaves a... See more »

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Erica Bain
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Detective Mercer
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Detective Vitale
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David Kirmani
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Carol
Ene Oloja ...
Josai
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Lee
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Cash
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Reed
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Nicole
Gordon MacDonald ...
Murrow
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Chloe
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Ethan
Victor Colicchio ...
Cutler
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Thug on Subway
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Thug on Subway (as Dennis White)
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Shauna Nelson (as Julia Garro)
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Detective Pitney
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Detective O'Connor
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Mortell
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Jackie
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Sketch Artist
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Gun Dealer
Yolande Bavan ...
David's Mother
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James
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Stationary Saleswoman
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Pawn Shop Guy
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Sandy Combs
An Nguyen ...
Ida Combs
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Gun Store Clerk
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Subway Dad
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Chief of Detectives
Hope Adams ...
Press Conference Reporter
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Press Conference Reporter
Ted Neustadt ...
Press Conference Reporter
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Ethan's Friend
Jeffrey Manko ...
Emergency Room Doctor
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Precinct Cop
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CPA Worker
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Desk Cop
David Naizir ...
Guy Outside Subway Station
Bob McClure ...
Sound Engineer (as Robert Michael McClure)
Tashya Valdevit ...
Erica's Nurse
Lai-Si Fernandez ...
Shauna's Friend
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Reed's Runner
Dennis Leonard Johnson ...
Reed's Runner (as Dennis Johnson)
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Subway Detective
Jim Taylor McNickle ...
Subway Detective
Rosanne Lucarelli ...
Subway Reporter (as Rosanne C. Lucarelli)
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Subway Reporter
DeShaun Stallworth ...
Subway Reporter
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Elevator Man
Creighton James ...
Elevator Man
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Elevator Man
Barbara Gayle ...
Elevator Woman
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Elevator Woman
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Elevator Woman
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Russian Cab Driver
Dean Meminger ...
NY1 Reporter
Cheryl Wills ...
NY1 TV Anchor
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Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Pawnshop Owner (uncredited)
Vanessa DeMira ...
Tenant (uncredited)
Rick Derby ...
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Joe Remy Dolinsky ...
Man in Bar (uncredited)
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Special Ability Nurse for Erica Bain's Intubation Scene (uncredited)
Roy William Gardner ...
On Air News Reporter (uncredited)
Chuck Gerena ...
Construction Worker (uncredited)
Bianca Giancoli ...
Hooker (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
Tina King ...
Nurse (uncredited)
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Neighborhood Resident (uncredited)
Isaac Orlando ...
Thug (uncredited)
Loukas Papas ...
Street Detective (uncredited)
Adam S. Phillips ...
Driver (uncredited)
Alfredo Romeo Suarez ...
Walker (uncredited)
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Lady at Bar (uncredited)
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Cameraman at press conference (uncredited)
Alia Tarraf ...
Detective (uncredited)
Evelyn Vaccaro ...
Pawn Shop Customer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Neil Jordan

Written by

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Roderick Taylor ... (screenplay) &
Bruce A. Taylor ... (screenplay) and
Cynthia Mort ... (screenplay)
 
Roderick Taylor ... (story) &
Bruce A. Taylor ... (story)

Produced by

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Aaron Auch ... associate producer
Bruce Berman ... executive producer
Susan Downey ... producer
Jodie Foster ... executive producer
Herb Gains ... executive producer (as Herbert W. Gains)
David Gambino ... co-producer
Dana Goldberg ... executive producer
Joel Silver ... producer

Music by

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Dario Marianelli

Cinematography by

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Philippe Rousselot ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tony Lawson

Editorial Department

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Ian Blume ... assistant editor
Brian Boyd ... colorist
Pete Conlin ... post production
John Scott Cook ... first assistant editor
Rick Derby ... assistant editor
Noreen Donohoe ... post-production coordinator: Dublin
Ann Gray ... post-production coordinator
Mo Henry ... negative manager
Jonathan Hoffman ... post production
Yvan Lucas ... colorist
Devon Miller ... digital conformation: EFilm
Loan Phan ... digital intermediate producer: EFilm
David O. Rogers ... assistant editor (as David Rogers)
Jamie Turpin ... assistant editor
James Schmidt ... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Jesse Wagler ... digital intermediate assistant editor: Efilm (uncredited)
Adam M. Weber ... editorial production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Laura Rosenthal

Production Design by

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Kristi Zea

Art Direction by

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Robert Guerra

Set Decoration by

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Lydia Marks

Costume Design by

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Catherine Marie Thomas ... (as Catherine Thomas)

Makeup Department

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Jerry DeCarlo ... hair stylist
Marjorie Durand ... key makeup artist
Kelly Gleason ... makeup department head
Frances Mathias ... hair stylist: Jodie Foster
Suzy Mazzarese-Allison ... hair department head (as Suzy Mazzarese Allison)
Kyra Panchenko ... makeup artist: Jodie Foster
Barry Berger ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Kelly Gleason ... prosthetic makeup artist (uncredited)
Craig Lindberg ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Josh Turi ... life casting (uncredited) / set application (uncredited)

Production Management

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Sara Flamm ... production supervisor
Herb Gains ... unit production manager (as Herbert W. Gains)
Paul A. Levin ... post-production supervisor
Ray Quinlan ... unit production manager (as Raymond Quinlan)
Bill Daly ... post-production executive (uncredited)
Barbara Russo ... post-production executive (uncredited)
Mark Scoon ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joseph Aspromonti ... second second assistant director (as Joe Aspromonti)
Daniela Barbosa ... additional second second assistant director
Sean Farrell ... dga trainee
Richard Patrick ... first assistant director
Michael Pitt ... second assistant director (as Michael A. Pitt)
David Catalano ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Joseph Alfieri ... construction coodinator (as Joseph Alfieri Jr.)
Peter Bulavinetz ... construction grip
Gary Cergol ... graphic artist
Bear Davies ... set dresser (as James Bear Davies)
Eric Dean ... art department assistant
Joseph DeLuca ... set dresser (as Joby DeLuca)
Candis Heiland ... assistant props (as Candy Heiland)
Kalina Ivanov ... storyboard artist
Edward J. Johnson ... carpenter
Darrell K. Keister ... assistant art director
Claire Kirk ... art department coordinator
James Klotsas ... assistant property master
Marion Kolsby ... assistant art director
Eric Lewin ... set dresser
Brian Mannain ... set dresser
Anthony Munafo ... assistant property master
Gus Papadopoulos ... assistant property master (as Gus Papadopolus)
Edward Pisoni ... assistant art director
Julio Daniel Rodriguez ... set dresser (as J. Dan Rodriguez)
Michael Saccio ... property master (as Michael A. Saccio)
Will Scheck ... key greensperson
Josephine Shokrian ... art department assistant
Rodney Sterbenz ... on-set dresser
Wolf-Dieter Stoeffelmeier ... shopman
Robert Topol ... master scenic artist
M. Tony Trotta ... stand-by scenic artist
Dave Weinman ... leadperson
Denis Zack ... set dresser
Stephen Caldwell ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Flo Frintzilas ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Daniel Geary ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Adam Jones ... scenic shopman (uncredited)
Mark Pollard ... additional graphic artist (uncredited)
Mary Prlain ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Kevin L. Raper ... graphic artist (uncredited)
Diane Rich ... lead scenic artist (uncredited) / scenic artist (uncredited)
Michael Scarola ... key construction grip (uncredited)
Sha-Sha Shiau ... set decorating assistant (uncredited)
Jason Weinman ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gina Alfano ... adr editor (as Gina Alfono)
Jamie Baker ... foley editor
Kam Chan ... foley editor
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist (as Marko Constanzo)
Chris Fielder ... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman ... re-recording mixer
Frank Graziadei ... boom operator
Justin Herman ... sound stage technician
Ruth Hernandez ... supervising adr editor
Frank Kern ... supervising foley editor
George A. Lara ... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Tommy Louie ... second boom operator / second cable person
Douglas Murray ... adr mixer
Tom Nelson ... sound mixer
Philip Stockton ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher ... foley editor (as Steve Visscher)
Allan Zaleski ... sound effects editor
Alexa Zimmerman ... assistant sound editor
Christopher S. Aud ... additional sound designer (uncredited)
Lawrence Herman ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Larry Hoff ... sound (uncredited)
Bret Johnson ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Jessica Parks ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jeff Brink ... special effects coordinator
Ken Goodstein ... special effects technician
Charlie Simunik ... special effects foreman (as Charles R. Simunek)
Doug Facciponti ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Louie Zakarian ... prosthetic artist (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Glenn Allen ... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Richard Friedlander ... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Eric J. Robertson ... visual effects supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Daniel Abramovich ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Justin Ball ... senior systems engineer: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited) / visual effects CGI artist: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals (uncredited)
Aleksandar Djordjevic ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Jeremy Fernsler ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Brad Gayo ... senior digital compositing artist: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Manuel Rey Gonzalez ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Chris Halstead ... compositor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Chris Jensen ... digital intermediate colorist assist (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)
Scott Minter ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Joseph Oberle ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Michael Pecchia ... senior compositor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
David Piombino ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Rob Roth ... title graphics designer: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Luke Rowsell ... visual effects assistant (uncredited)
Danita Slaughter ... digital opticals editor (uncredited)
Michael Stewart ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Bryan Wengroff ... visual effects coordinator: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Chris 'Pinkus' Wesselman ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)

Stunts

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Chris Barnes ... stunts
Bobby Beckles ... stunts
Chick Bernhard ... stunts
Jill Brown ... stunts
Jared Burke ... stunts
John Cenatiempo ... stunts
Darren Cerullo ... stunts
Wayne Cerullo ... stunts
Bob Colletti ... stunts
Blaise Corrigan ... stunts
Douglas Crosby ... stunts
Vince Cupone ... stunts
Peter Epstein ... stunts
Roy Farfel ... stunts
Jeremy Fry ... stunts
Jeffrey Lee Gibson ... stunts
Henry Kingi Jr. ... stunt double: Terrance Howard / stunt driver / stunts
David S. Lomax ... stunts
Dave Pope ... stunts
Stephen A. Pope ... stunts (as Stephen Pope)
Hans Raith ... stunt double
Steven Ritzi ... stunt coordinator
Mike Rufino ... stunts (as Michael W. Rufino)
Jill Stokesberry ... stunt double: Jodie Foster / stunts
Anthony Vincent ... stunts
Chrissy Weathersby Ball ... stunt double: Zoe Kravitz / stunts (as Chrissy Weathersby)
Chad Knorr ... precision driver (uncredited)
Joe Renz ... stunt player (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rico Omega Alston ... video assist operator (as Rico Alston)
Keith Bunting ... dolly grip
Gavin Curran ... rigging best boy
Bill Daimant ... a dolly grip
Jack English ... chief lighting technician
Abbot Genser ... still photographer
Carlos Omar Guerra ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Carlos Guerra)
Chris Henry ... lighting technician
Michael A. Leo ... house electrician
William MacGhee ... electrician
Gus Magalios ... best boy grip (as Constantine Gus Magalios)
Derek Murphy ... rigging gaffer
Ed Nessen ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Edward Nessen)
Neal Norton ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Billy Patsos ... key rigging grip (as Bill Patsos)
George Patsos ... key grip
Michael P. Prisco Jr. ... electrician
Rocco Proscia ... best boy rigging grip
Michael Rudolph ... lighting balloon technician
Louis Sabat ... grip
Daniel Salk ... video assist operator
Pierson Silver ... additional second assistant camera
Darrin Smith ... assistant chief lighting technician
Joshua Solson ... lighting technician
John Velez ... chief lighting technician (as John G. Velez)
Mike Yurich ... dolly grip
Kelly Britt ... electrician (uncredited)
Travis Cadalzo ... camera loader (uncredited)
Anne Carson ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Justin Cheatham ... light board operator (uncredited)
Chris Drechsler ... electrician (uncredited)
Phaedra Eason ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Susan Heller ... electrician (uncredited)
Philip Kathrens ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Lance Mayer ... libra head technician (uncredited)
Paul C. McKenna ... technocrane operator (uncredited)
Keith McNicholas ... electrician (uncredited)
Tim Metivier ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Phil Pastuhov ... aerial director of photography (uncredited)
Lance Rieck ... remote camera technician (uncredited)
Brooke Stanford ... balloon lighting supervisor (uncredited)
Jonathan Stern ... additional electrician (uncredited)
Joshua Van Praag ... electrician (uncredited)
David Woolner ... lighting balloon operator (uncredited)
J. Dan Wright ... electrician (uncredited) / key lighting balloon technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Rori Bergman ... casting assistant
Ali Farrell ... casting associate
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting
Joanna Vanadia ... extras casting assistant
Jennifer Sabel ... extras casting (uncredited)
Grant Wilfley ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cara Borrelli ... set costumer (as Cara Czekanski)
Ghilaine Bouadana ... set costumer
Mickey Carleton ... assistant costume designer
Laura Downing ... wardrobe supervisor
Rachel Leek ... costumer: Ms. Foster (as Rachel J. Leek)
Jill Merritt ... set costumer
Merav Elbaz Belschner ... additional wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Natalia Parsons ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Damon Michael Gordon ... assistant location manager
Gine Lui ... location scout
Robert T. Striem ... location manager
Angel R. Vasquez ... location assistant
Carlos A. Acosta ... location assistant (uncredited)
Scott Ferlisi ... location assistant (uncredited)
Evan Gabriele ... location assistant (uncredited)
Michael Hartel ... location scout (uncredited)
Kip Myers ... location scout (uncredited)
Daniel Pollack ... location scout (uncredited)
Jonathan Roumie ... location scout (uncredited)
Paul Singh ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Nick Banes ... music score mixer / music score recordist
Junah Chung ... musician
Michael Connell ... music editor
Tony Finno ... orchestra librarian
Jody Jenkins ... score synth programmer (as Jody K. Jenkins)
Chris Jennings ... music score mixer / music score recordist
Dario Marianelli ... orchestrator
Sandra Park ... music contractor
Maggie Rodford ... music coordinator: Air-Edel
Jason Stasium ... music score mixer / music score recordist
Benjamin Wallfisch ... conductor / orchestrator
Nick Wollage ... music score mixer / score recordist
Carter Armstrong ... executive in charge of music (uncredited)
Jay Duerr ... additional music editor (uncredited)
Darren N. Henson ... assistant engineer: 'Answer' by Sarah McLachlan (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Peter Clores ... transportation co-captain
Steven R. Hammond ... transportation captain (as Steve Hammond)
Marc Scott ... driver

Other crew

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Matthew Artus ... office staff assistant
Sim Bajaj ... assistant: Mr. Silver
Christina Bryant ... assistant: Ms. Downey
Max A. Butler ... production secretary (as Max Butler)
Jana Camacho ... set staff assistant
Neil Carter ... technical advisor: police
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot
Rebecca Chernoff ... assistant: Ms. Foster
Joe Cicchesi ... production assistant
Mary Cybulski ... script supervisor
Renee D. Czarapata ... assistant production accountant (as Renee Czarapata)
Gary DeJesus ... set staff assistant
Jesus A. Del Rosario Jr. ... stand-in
David Dreishpoon ... craft service (as David Dreshspoon)
Kathleen Fellegara ... Technical Advisor / technical advisor
Frances Fiore ... unit publicist
Peggy Friend ... stand-in
Evan Gabriele ... staff assistant
Gabriel A. Gonzalez ... staff assistant
Hannah Heinrich ... staff assistant
Jason Hinkel ... assistant production accountant
Ellen Houlihan ... production assistant
Jackie Koppell ... assistant: Mr. Gains (as Jacqueline Koppell)
Patricia LaMagna ... assistant: Ms. Foster (as Patty Lamagna)
Lara Khajetoorians Larkin ... assistant: Ms. Downey (as Lara Khajetoorians)
Raven Leo ... special photo
Cristina Lois ... office staff assistant
Kramer Lucas ... production coordinator
John Malakoff ... production travel consultant
Debbie Marks ... executive assistant
Peter Marschark ... craft service (as Peter Marshark)
Steve McAuliff ... animal trainer
Sarah J. Meyer ... assistant: Mr. Gains
David Owens ... animal trainer
Natalia Parsons ... staff assistant
Derek Peterson ... set staff assistant
Paul Polow ... set staff assistant
Nathaniel Posey ... assistant: Mr. Silver
Sonny Ritscher ... production accountant
Ilka Rivard ... production office coordinator
James Schmidt ... office staff assistant
Gwen Schroeder ... assistant production office coordinator (as Gwen Laura Schmitt)
Mary Sheibani ... assistant: Herb Gains, preparation
Christine Sheridan ... assistant: Mr. Jordan
Sha-Sha Shiau ... staff assistant
Sarah Smith ... assistant: Mr. Jordan
Eve Strickman ... set staff assistant (background)
Kyle Villegas ... staff assistant
Kevin Wigfall ... assistant: Mr. Howard (as Kevin Webb Wigfall)
Brian Buttray ... production assistant (uncredited)
Luke Den Haan ... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Lori A. Lopes ... construction accountant (uncredited)
Casey Madigan ... set production assistant (uncredited)
John J. Miralles ... compositing supervisor (uncredited)
Becky Morrison ... production assistant (uncredited)
Patricia Peete ... extras (uncredited)
Eric J. Robertson ... title designer (uncredited)
Christina I. Rodriguez ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jon Shaw ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Solano ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Aaron Walrod ... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Michael Williams ... assistant: Neil Jordan (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

David Kirmani,a medical professional, lives in an apartment with his sweetheart, Erica Bain, a radio host, and his dog. They usually take the dog out for a stroll in nearby Central Park and let him run and fetch. One day while at the park they let the dog run without a leash, and when he does not return or respond to their calls, they frantically search for him. They eventually find him being held by three men who want a reward. When David refuses, they start to molest Erica and David intervenes. Two of the men assault the couple, while the third uses a camcorder to film this incident. Erica is knocked unconscious, and regains her senses several days later in a hospital. She is told the shocking news that David was killed and the dog is missing. A traumatized Erica returns home to try and regain her life. She also visits the police station but does not get much help. Fearful of a repeat of this type of incident, she gets an unlicensed gun and carries it with her all the time. One day she witnesses some youths terrorizing subway passengers, forcing them to get off at the next station. When they approach her, she shoots them dead. She uses her gun several more times, always gunning down people committing violent crimes. One day she is summoned to the police station to identify a man who may have been responsible for David's death and the assault on herself. She does recognize him, but refuses to identify him. Subsequently she finds out his whereabouts and plans to avenge her lover's death, not realizing that Detective Mercer has her as a suspect in the recent killings and is set to apprehend her. The question remains: will Erica be able to avenge David's death and her attack before being arrested herself? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Also Known As
  • Brave One (Japan, English title)
  • À vif (France)
  • Die Fremde in dir (Germany)
  • La extraña que hay en ti (Spain)
  • Stranger in You (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 122 min
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Box Office

Budget $70,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $13,471,488, 16 Sep 2007
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $32,972,815

Did You Know?

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Trivia Before Jodie Foster was attached to this movie, the character of Erica was supposed to be a newspaper reporter. Foster changed her job to radio host because she thought that her being a print journalist didn't "didn't set a mood for the film and it wasn't as compelling in terms of the narrative" as being a radio reporter was. Foster also wanted to specify that Erica worked for the real news organization National Public Radio, but NPR declined to allow their name to be used in the movie because of the vigilante aspects of the plot. See more »
Goofs In closed Union cities like New York, radio talent would not mix their own audio (as during the call-in); this would be done by an audio engineer/production specialist. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Brave One (2007). See more »
Soundtracks You Don't Know Me See more »
Quotes Elevator Man #1: Gross. Who's he gonna shoot next, Donald Trump?
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