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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 Demetrius Bridges ... Edwin
Jason Davis ... Alan Marsh
Brett Gentile ... Bourdette
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

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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 »

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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 and Jimmy are playing chess, we see one player capture the other player's queen. A few moments later, the player who lost his queen still has it. From the board position, one can tell the game is still in the opening stages, and so an endgame pawn-promotion-to-queen (to get another queen) is highly unlikely. And since it was a serious game with a clock, it is also highly unlikely that one player would allow his opponent to take back his move, saving his queen. 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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Featured in The Making of 'Seeking Justice' (2012) See more »

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The 504 March
Written by Winston Turner, Marcus Hubbard, Erion Williams, and Damion Francois
Performed by The Soul Rebels
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Not Bad at all. Worth watching
18 February 2012 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

I have never been Nic Cage's biggest fan. In fact he is to acting , as i am to Ballet Dancing , most of the time but Seeking Justice ( or Justice as it is named in the UK) is definitely one of his less disastrous movies.

Nic Cage plays a husband who's wife is beaten and raped by a stranger while walking to her car. While in the Hospital he gets a visit from a suited man ( Guy Pierce) who offers to eliminate the man who raped his wife but if he accepts , at some stage will have to repay the favour..

The critics panned this film when it came out late last year but i think they have been a little unfair. I found this film highly watch able and the concept a really interesting one. Guy Pierce is really good as Simon and his demeanour is perfect for the bad guy role. Cage doesn't stink up the screen either although i wasn't too happy with seeing the irritating Jennifer Carpenter ( of Dexter fame) in the film but thankfully it was just a cameo role.

Justice has some great action scenes and some interesting ( if a little unbelievable) plot twists and i enjoyed it for what it was - a good action thriller.


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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:

$249,912, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$411,746

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,089,528
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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