A police officer with a painful past returns home to help the FBI track down a mastermind assassin.


Robert Kurtzman


Alexander Vesha





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Tom
Joe Pantoliano ... Kaplow
Carmen Serano ... Isabel
Greg Serano ... Ryan
David House David House ... Hopter
Julianne Flores Julianne Flores ... Amy
Mike Miller ... Hollis
Fredrick Lopez ... Senator Cordero
Amanda Wyss ... Julie Mulligan
Kevin Wiggins ... Captain Duvall
Michelle Greathouse Michelle Greathouse ... Kelly Armstrong
James Tarwater James Tarwater ... Skittles
Luce Rains ... Red Tie
Mike Seal ... Associate
Kieran Sequoia ... Aide


The Lion is a formidable assassin - clever, skilled, and cruel. In Albuquerque, he forces police detective Tom Armstrong into a tailspin of grief. Several years later, Armstrong's living alone in Mexico when the FBI seeks him out to help: they may have a lead on the Lion. Back in Albuquerque it seems that the Lion has unfinished business, and while he pursues his unknown objectives, he also stays one deadly step ahead of the police and the FBI. For Armstrong it's personal. Can he return to the states and find the arch villain, or is he walking back into more pain and loss? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Action | Crime | Thriller


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Hotel scenes filmed at Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque, NM. See more »


Isabel acquiesces to Toms offer of eating something from his favorite bakery. When she "eats" it, there is clearly nothing on the fork, nor does she chew afterwards, yet exclaims how good it is. See more »


[first lines]
Tom Armstrong: [groan] There's gotta be a million people in the middle of that store.
Ryan Alba: Tommy. Tommy, if you ever wanna call me friend again, you'll help me right now.
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Blue Christmas
Written by Billy Hayes (as Bill Hayes) and Jay Johnson
Performed by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
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A decent watch
11 April 2010 | by rockiethadogSee all my reviews

In all honesty, I really enjoyed this movie. It was a decent thriller. It reminded me a little of the TV show 24 for some reason, maybe the storyline. Flanery and Pantoliano do a pretty good job and really make this film. I think the movie could have been better with a different female lead, she just didn't seem to suit the part. I must say though, she is a hottie!! Most of the rest of the cast just make up the numbers. One downfall was that I didn't really like how music played through most of the movie, I don't understand why they do this.

If you like movies in the same genre as speed and the like you will enjoy this one.

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Release Date:

20 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angelmaker See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA


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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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