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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 ... 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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Vengeance always has a price 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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Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Funkyard
Written by Wilbert Arnold, John Cruz, Tom Fitzpatrick and Luca Fredericksen
Performed by Walter 'Wolfman' Washington (as Walter "Wolfman" Washington)
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By arrangement with New Rounder, LLC
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Interesting subject, thrillingly performed
22 October 2012 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Nicholas Cage has participated in ambivalent movies, but this one is definitely among the better ones. And he is pleasantly complemented by Guy Pearce whose character is controversial to the end. Development of events and characters is logical, and viewers have - similar to various characters - constant dilemmas what kind of standpoint to take up with, as the background issue is serious, and good intentions get out of control quite fast. I felt that it must be horrible if you can trust nobody during peacetime.

Recommended to all desiring to spend a thrilling time in front of TV or at the cinema.


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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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