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After he awakens in a hospital, a man tracks down and murders the man that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation.

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Brian Smrz

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Chad Law, Evan Law
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Liam Case
Ray Liotta ... Detective Terry Subcott
Norman Reedus ... Swain
Kim Coates ... Skinner McGraw
Tommy Flanagan ... Derek (as Thomas Flannigan)
Jean Smart ... Melanie McQueen
Christa Campbell ... Kayla McQueen
Steven Kozlowski Steven Kozlowski ... Lynch McGraw
Gary Cairns ... Gill
Sammi Hanratty ... Marley Singer (as Samantha Hanratty)
Ben Cross ... Cosmo Jackson
Todd Jensen ... Detective Wallace MacTee
Paul Sampson ... Gordy McGraw
Lisa Dunne Lisa Dunne ... Marley's Mom
Elitsa Razheva Elitsa Razheva ... Dawn Case (as Elitza Rajeva)
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Storyline

A man seeks out and murders the thief that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation. Written by Annonymous

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Anazitontas ton iroa See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Paul Sampson suffered a minor eye injury during one sequence in which he is shot by Ben Cross' character due to a premature squib detonation. This footage is included in the finished film. See more »

Goofs

After the cops find the dead body in the bathroom of the nightclub there is a scene where the two detectives play pool in a bar. In one split of a second you can see the que ball on the table but once the pool table is off camera the detective is clearly hitting a different ball. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Liam Case: [narration] I really wish we hadn't start here. It's too easy to get the wrong idea about me.
[photograph]
Liam Case: That's Dawn, my wife. A car accident ended our happiness, leaving me with an empty home, and an empty life.
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A Day To Be Alone
Written by Christopher Brown
Performed by One Less Reason
Published by A Dance with Balice Publishing (BMI)
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Pleasantly surprised.
10 June 2008 | by hattonejSee all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised with the movie. Seemed to me to have a B movie feel starting out. It does seem like everyone is into the time shifting plots these days, but once I realized it everything else seemed to follow. I found myself trying to anticipate the next connection of pass and present. Cuba Gooding Jr. did a good job of portraying a man tortured with his pass and present. I do have to take exception to the bar scenes though. I'm not sure that Ray Liota needed to bulk up for the part but he did. Jean Smart had me kind of wondering what was going to happen in the apartment scene. Although there is predominately a U.S. cast, I think the feel of the movie was off because it was filmed in eastern Europe. Straight to DVD but worth the watch in my opinion.


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