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As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Craven
... Jedburgh
... Jack Bennett
... Emma Craven
... Burnham
... Millroy
... Whitehouse
... Moore
... Senator Jim Pine
... Melissa
... Agent One
... Chief of Police
... Detective Darcy Jones
Gabrielle Popa ... Young Emma (as Maria Gabrielle Popa)
... Northampton Police Detective
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Thomas Craven is a detective who has spent years working the streets of Boston. When his own daughter is killed outside his own home, Craven soon realizes that her death is only one piece of an intriguing puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime. Written by alfiehitchie

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Few escape justice. None escape vengeance. See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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29 January 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,172,927 (United Kingdom), 31 January 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,214,384, 31 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,313,890

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,812,456
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Until Dragged Across Concrete (2018), this was the only time that Mel Gibson played a cop outside of the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon franchises. See more »

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When Bennett reaches into the cupboard during the final fight scene, he leaves a bloody hand-print on the cupboard. The amount of blood changes between shots. See more »

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[last lines]
Darius Jedburgh: You got a family?
State Trooper #2: Yeah.
Darius Jedburgh: Kids?
State Trooper #2: Yeah.
Darius Jedburgh: [lowers his weapon]
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.131 (2012) See more »

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Embraceable You
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Charlie Parker
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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You have nothing to lose in seeing this movie, unlike Thomas Craven

(Synopsis) Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) is a veteran homicide detective in the Boston Police Department. As they are walking out the front door of his house, his 24-year old daughter Emma (Bojana Novakovic) is blow away by a shotgun blast. Everyone assumes that Thomas, who was standing next to her, was the killer's intended target. However, Thomas begins to suspect that Emma was the real target. Driven by heartache and blame, Thomas initiates his own private investigation to uncover Emma's secret life and the reason for her murder. His investigation leads him down the path of corporate and government cover-ups, which resulted in his daughter's elimination. Thomas receives some help from a government operative, Jedburgh (Ray Winstone), who has been sent in to clean up the situation. Thomas Craven's search for the truth brings him closer to his daughter and his own deliverance.

(My Comment) This is an intense movie about family and closure, and of course, Detective Thomas Craven has a little different type of closure in mind. Some of the movie is a little hard to follow when Thomas does something, and you ask yourself, "why did he do that." But that might be part of the puzzle he is trying to solve. The reason the bad guys use for keeping everything secret is a little far-fetched. Mel Gibson's masterful portrayal of a man with nothing to lose is excellent. Everybody better get out of his way. From the movie trailers you would think that Thomas is going around threatening and killing everybody he meets, but that is not the case. Thomas does take out some of the bad guys, which will meet with your approval. This is a good action movie, but you must remember that it is definitely heavy on violence. (Warner Bros., Run Time 1:57, Rated R)(8/10)


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