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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.

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick Hume
... Billy Darley
... Helen Hume
... Lucas Hume
... Brendan Hume
... Detective Wallis
... Bones Darley
... Joe Darley (as Matthew O'Leary)
... Bodie
... Heco
... Baggy
... Jamie
Freddy Bouciegues ... Tommy
... Spink
... 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

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Taglines:

Protect What's Yours

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sentencia de muerte  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Bacon and Edi Gathegi reunited in the film X-Men: First Class (2011). In that film, Bacon played a villain, whereas Gathegi played a good guy. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the shootout in the "Office" chapel, Nick's handgun runs out of ammo and the slide is locked open. He continues to pull the trigger and the gun makes 2 clicking sounds. In reality, once a semi-automatic handgun is empty and the slide is locked open, the trigger is no longer cocked and cannot be pulled. See more »

Quotes

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

References Dead Silence (2007) See more »

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A Message (Charlie Clouser Remix)
Written by Andy Kubiszewski
Performed by Andy Kubiszewski
Courtesy of The Talent House
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A Stunning And Gut-wrenching Experience
4 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I've been debating about how to review this film...and you know what? I'll keep it as lean and focused as "Death Sentence" was. I got to view some fine film-making, expertly acted and directed. Bacon has always been an actor whose dives head-first into difficult roles, and this one covers a wide range of emotions...from family concern and love to grief to rage to fear to finally cold machine-like calm. I was particularly impressed with James Wan, who really raised his game to A-list level, easily creating moments of drama, action and suspense. His skill gave the film moments of real entertainment, because the plot was not...it's bleak and brutal, and hardly ever lets up...but like Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects" or William Friedkin's "Bug", the film will stay with me for a long time.


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