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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

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

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. Written by 20th Century Fox

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Protect What's Yours


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sentencia de muerte See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbia, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,337,257, 2 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,525,276, 26 October 2007
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the film was to take place in Boston, Massachusetts, before Director James Wan decided to have the film set in Columbia, South Carolina. The novel, completely different from the movie, took place in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Goofs

At the funeral home, Billy pulls $200 in flat bills from Nick's wallet and immediately throws the money (across the room) at the funeral director. The bills that hit the funeral director have been crumpled into balls. 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 Midnight Screenings: Red Sparrow/Death Wish (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Have a Merry Christmas
Written and Produced by Sourcerer
Performed by Audrey Stange and Victoria Hamilton
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User Reviews

"Death Wish" brought to the 21st century.
1 August 2007 | by oak-See all my reviews

No logic but lots of action, violence, gunfights and gore in this one. There is very little meat on the story-bone and in times where, thanks to TV, everyone is an expert on police procedures the lack of logic is almost appalling. But throw the CSI-knowledge over board and you're in for a crazy and entertaining ride. Nicely shoot with some great camera movement Wan is shooting stuff to pieces almost like Hong Kong directors did in the early '90s. No marksmen here, but who cares, this is pure pleasure for the eyes. Kevin Bacon delivers nicely and adds a whole new facet to the dad-on-a-rampage character. There's even a little "Taxi Driver" in him – and not only because of his gun and hairstyle.

If this is your poison go give Death Sentence a try.


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