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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

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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

The first few drafts were written by Brian Garfield, the author of the original novel "Death Sentence", published in 1975. See more »

Goofs

Nick asks the barman where Billy is, he refuses to tell him and Nick bangs his head down on the bar. Then, the man in the seat next to him gets up and Nick hits him. When he hits him, his hat comes off. In the next shot, it's back on his head again. 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

References Dead Silence (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Young Men Dead
(2006)
Written by The Black Angels (as Black Angels)
Performed by The Black Angels
Courtesy of Light in the Attic
By Arrangement with Media Creature Music
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One of the best films i've seen this year!
31 August 2007 | by reeves2002See all my reviews

I loved it!One of the best films i've seen this year.It had everything you could want.It had drama,suspense,action,thrills and more.It was a fun and tense movie to watch.After the Hume family is introduced there is a tragic,senseless killing and the action starts and is non stop.It is typical of what is happening too often these days,where the criminal justice system is failing the victims of crime and favors the criminal who has all the rights.The movie was also emotional and moving and each family member grieved in their own way. It is the kind of movie where you strongly root for the father who is about to avenge his favorite son and initiates his own version of justice against a gang of skinhead looking thugs but with a colored member who grew up with the 2 Darley brothers.And even though some parts were over the top and not always believable,it keeps you on the edge of your seat with excitement.You fully understand this grieving father's wrath and what drove him to the edge.I wonder though(had it been real)if the father would have reacted so strongly if it were his youngest son who was killed instead of golden boy! Towards the end it got surprising and sad but I guess a necessary thing considering the war the father started.And then the story takes a very unexpected twist at the end but,but a satisfying way to end it.The whole movie was very well acted by everyone especially Kevin Bacon who did a lot of his own stunts.I think it was one of his best performances.


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