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Seeking Justice (2011)

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After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writers:

Todd Hickey (story), Robert Tannen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Will Gerard
January Jones ... Laura Gerard
Guy Pearce ... Simon
Harold Perrineau ... Jimmy
Jennifer Carpenter ... Trudy
Irone Singleton ... Scar
Wayne Pére ... Cancer (as Wayne Pere)
Xander Berkeley ... Lieutenant Durgan
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Detective Green
Dikran Tulaine ... Sideburns
Joe Chrest ... Detective Rudeski
Demetrius Bridges ... Edwin
Jason Davis ... Alan Marsh
Brett Gentile ... Bourdette
Renwick D. Scott II Renwick D. Scott II ... Kid 1 (as Renwick Dwight Scott)
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Storyline

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Would you cross the line for vengeance? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hungry Rabbit Jumps See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$249,465, 18 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,081, 30 March 2012
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

When Will bought the bar from the vending machine, the first two numbers were 11. This should have made the same sound when pressed. Instead, it made two different sounds, and it appeared his fingers moved not to touch 1 twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alan Marsh: Are you wasting my time, Bourdette? Are you wasting my time?
Bourdette: If they find out I'm talking to you, they'll... they'll kill me.
Alan Marsh: Tell me how it works.
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Soundtracks

I Ain't Drunk
Written by Jimmy Liggins
Performed by Ian Siegal
Courtesy of Mustique Blues Festival / Basil Charles Educational Foundation
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13 May 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

What did the rabbit do? You'll know if you watch(ed) the movie. But this movie does not have answers for everything. There are plot holes and real inconsistencies all over the place. Plus Nicolas Cage is not really ideal for the main role. He's too normal. I should say his character is too normal.

Jennifer Carpenter is credited but not really that much in the movie. There are subplots that come and go, plus there is one thing that I think remains unresolved. The "inciting incident" (let's call it that), that kick starts all the rest. But again, if you start questioning things, you might as well not watch the movie at all, because you won't like it. Try to enjoy the action, the suspense even if you have seen this formula a dozen (or more) times!


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