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Death Sentence (2007)

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Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.

Director:

James Wan

Writers:

Ian Mackenzie Jeffers (screenplay), Brian Garfield (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Nick Hume
Garrett Hedlund ... Billy Darley
Kelly Preston ... Helen Hume
Jordan Garrett ... Lucas Hume
Stuart Lafferty ... Brendan Hume
Aisha Tyler ... Detective Wallis
John Goodman ... Bones Darley
Matt O'Leary ... Joe Darley (as Matthew O'Leary)
Edi Gathegi ... Bodie
Hector Atreyu Ruiz ... Heco
Kanin Howell ... Baggy
Dennis Keiffer ... Jamie
Freddy Bouciegues ... Tommy
Leigh Whannell ... Spink
Casey Pieretti ... Dog
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Storyline

When a family falls victim to a vicious attack perpetrated as a gang initiation ritual, the vengeful father, Nick Hume, vows to track down each person involved in the crime. A sympathetic homicide detective questions her pledge to assist Hume after suspecting that he may have turned to murder as a means of exacting his revenge. Written by Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

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Protect What's Yours


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody brutal violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kelly Preston plays a mother grieving over the death of her son. Sadly in real-life only 2 years after this movie, Kelly's real life son Jett Travolta died tragically in 2009. See more »

Goofs

When Nick is in the drug store, he buys bandages and a bottle of aspirin. He pops a couple of aspirin and proceeds to re-bandage his hand. Nick is presumably a well-educated man and should know that aspirin is a blood-thinner and should not be taken by someone who is bleeding. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nicholas "Nick" Hume: [while recording his family at Christmas] Okay, guys. Ready?
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Alternate Versions

Also released in a UNRATED version on DVD running 111 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Death Wish II (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Joe
(1962)
Written by Billy Roberts
Performed by Al Berry
Courtesy of Six Palms Music
By arrangement through Pig Factory USA
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Well Done!
3 November 2007 | by ejco215See all my reviews

This movie surprised me. I expected something over acted and plot less. Boy was I wrong. This movie was really good. They show the reality of things that do happen. Kevin Bacon gave a good performance along with Kelly Preston. The Action was good. The violence was brutal and done in a realistic fashion. The language was also heavy and use in every sentence. The only problem with me is that the gang members were a little over done. I think they were kind of over the top including all the tattoos and what not. But besides that the movie was fun and intense.

9/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Sentence See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbia, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,231,321, 2 September 2007

Gross USA:

$9,534,258

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,974,459
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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