A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper, but the job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead. From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the desolate desert of New Mexico, Cruz must contend with a brutal Russian boxer, three brash LAPD detectives, an aged billionaire looking for the Big Bang, and the billionaire's stunningly gorgeous wife. The solution to the mystery will cost ten lives, net thirty million dollars and just might explain everything.
The first decision made by Director Tony Krantz was to shoot the movie in color, because the majority of the noir films are in black and white. See more »
The Thunderbird Antonio is driving in most of the movie has no back seat, just half moon headrests that go into the back deck. In the last scene as they are driving away, the waitress and the gecko/lizard are in a backseat. See more »
Niels Geck calculated the probability that Anton Protopov would find him. And based on his result, he bought himself a gun.
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Quick, simple Review
I really liked the noir style of the movie, but it looses a bit in the end. Nice and complicated plot that keeps you in mystery until the end but the use of metaphors between the plot and physics are not always very good. Banderas (havent seen him in a while) gives a very good performance. The use of special effects is absolutely genius. The director is playing with smoke, light and colors in such a way that the outcome is just beautiful.
The movie plot and atmosphere get a 10/10, but counting and the "buts" i put a 8/10.
In general, very good movie, very good actors, a must see for noir lovers and not only.
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