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Dying of the Light (2014)

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When a devastating illness threatens to end Evan Lake's career in the C.I.A., he goes rogue to hunt down a terrorist who tortured him during a mission gone awry years ago.

Director:

Paul Schrader

Writer:

Paul Schrader (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Evan Lake
Anton Yelchin ... Milton Schultz
Alexander Karim ... Muhammad Banir
Irène Jacob ... Michelle Zubarain
Tomiwa Edun ... Mbui (as Adetomiwa Edun)
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Aasim
Claudius Peters ... Ghedi
Robert G. Slade Robert G. Slade ... James Clifton
Geff Francis ... Dr. Clayborne
Silas Carson ... Dr. Sanjar
Serban Celea ... Dr. Iulian Cornel
Derek Ezenagu Derek Ezenagu ... Dr. Wangari
Sharif Sharbek Sharif Sharbek ... Serban
Tim Silano ... Mike Warner
David Lipper ... Bob Deacon
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Storyline

Veteran CIA agent Evan Lake has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy. Written by Lionsgate

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Taglines:

A second chance to find the truth. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Third feature film both written and directed by Paul Schrader featuring the word "light" in the title after Light Sleeper (1992) and Light of Day (1987). See more »

Goofs

When the private jet lands in Mombasa, the Customs official stamps Evan's passport with JKIA. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is in Nairobi. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Evan Lake: The CIA has taken some hits. Some deserved. We've been down on the canvas, but we're on our feet again, because we've got no choice, and because our country needs us, and because we've got what? Values!
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Warm Beer
Written by Steve Adamczyk
Performed by Steve Adamczyk
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A Corrupted Version of Schrader's Vision
14 June 2015 | by jlthornb51See all my reviews

Although visionary film maker Paul Schrader had this motion picture taken out of his hand by the producer and re-edited, his script and directorial creativity remains powerful and intact. Corrupted by director Brett Ratner at the behest of Lionsgate, it is certainly not the film Schrader wanted to make in its entirety but enough remains of his vision to satisfy those who appreciate his genius. Both Schrader and Cage have disowned this as released, yet Nicholas Cage gives one of his finest performances and that should be imperatively noted. One can see where Schrader's cinematic electricity still runs through the celluloid and where Ratner's clumsy amateurish efforts short circuit the project. It is indeed a shame for this had the potential to earn Oscar nominations all around if not for the egregious studio interference that destroyed what Schrader strived so artistically to achieve.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Bahamas | USA

Language:

English | Romanian | Arabic

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Dying Light See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$697,847
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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