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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.

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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 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 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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From the writer of Taxi Driver and the co-writer of Raging Bull See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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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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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nicolas Winding Refn admired Paul Schrader's spec screenplay and was going to direct it years earlier with Harrison Ford and Channing Tatum in the leads until Ford exited the project because of creative differences about the story's bleak ending. Refn opted to stay on as an executive producer with Schrader directing his own screenplay. Refn later publicly criticized the producer's decision to change Schrader's version and called the re-editing against the director's will "artistic disrespect". See more »

Goofs

When the terrorist has his throat cut at the end of the fight scene, the second after his body is turned on the belly, his throat is suddenly shown totally bloodless. See more »

Quotes

Milton Schultz: [speaking on the phone] Something's come up.
Evan Lake: What?
Milton Schultz: I don't wanna talk about it over an open line. Where are you? I'll come meet you.
Evan Lake: [no response]
Milton Schultz: Evan, where are you?
Evan Lake: Diamond Tuesdays.
Milton Schultz: You're at Ruby Tuesdays?
Evan Lake: Yes, I'm at Ruby Tuesdays. That's what I just said.
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Connections

References Ikiru (1952) See more »

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Written by David Ralicke
Performed by David Ralicke
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Good acting as always for all characters
25 February 2016 | by crysdaye-98173See all my reviews

The acting was great. This movie did need more characters, and interacting themes to be better. Lack of more action / romance did make it boring... and I am not much for revenge. Yet the list of drugs suggested to give to Evan Lake was not a surprise. This caught my interest to continue watching. The speech he made before being escorted out, is how a lot of people in our country feel right now. Drugs are turning people into who they are not and would not be if normal, not on a drug. Zoloft causes crazy behavior, magnifies what one desires and could be used by the Government to even cause bad behaviors wanted to create crimes to get more control over weapons and wealth that our people possess. I was hoping to see this association. Zoloft can cause what his disease was to cause. I like what's fun (comedy romance) to watch, and consider myself a peacemaker, so to watch this type of movie isn't my style. But I did watch it because of the references to the drugs, I know aren't good, in what it does to people and the expression of how many of our people feel about our government. Addressing the religious issues would have made this movie better. NO one talks about our religious differences nor what we have in common. Tonight we had just watched "Agora" and this was worth watching more so as a historical display of religious prejudice, whereby people use religious and political power to play emotional states of people into civil war. In "Dying of the Light" there was no display of what's good, except for the loyalty of a friend... I enjoyed that part. The acting was great.


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