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The Cold Light of Day (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 7 September 2012 (USA)
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After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

Director:

Mabrouk El Mechri
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Cavill ... Will
Verónica Echegui ... Lucia
Bruce Willis ... Martin
Sigourney Weaver ... Carrack
Joseph Mawle ... Gorman
Caroline Goodall ... Laurie
Rafi Gavron ... Josh
Emma Hamilton ... Dara
Michael Budd ... Esmael
Roschdy Zem ... Zahir
Óscar Jaenada ... Maximo
Joe Dixon ... Dixon
Jim Piddock ... Meckler
Fermí Reixach ... Carlos
Lolo Herrero Lolo Herrero ... Reynaldo
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Storyline

Wall Street trader Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) races to rescue his family after they're kidnapped while vacationing in Spain, and he exposes a sinister government conspiracy and unearths dark family secrets along the way in this thriller co-starring Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Instinct is his greatest weapon.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fría luz del día See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$765,626 (Spain), 6 April 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,831,588, 9 September 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,749,061, 30 September 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,968,746, 31 August 2012
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Henry Cavill turned up on set, he had just finished shooting Immortals (2011) and came sporting an extremely muscular and ultra-ripped physique. Director Mabrouk El Mechri told him that he had to play an ordinary man and that his current body would be completely wrong for the character. Henry Cavill had to lose all the muscle tone and mass that he gained over the previous six months to get his body to look like that of an average man. He did it by eating and drinking a lot and not working out. See more »

Goofs

When Will goes to town, diving from the boat, he is wearing shorts then he wears trousers for the rest of the film without having had anytime the opportunity to change. See more »

Quotes

Carrack: Is that you father's gun?
[Lifts up her pistol]
Carrack: Looking for something like this?
[smile freezes as a she is hit by a sniper]
Gorman: Of all the people who should've killed me...
[choked laugh]
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Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody But You
Written by Ali Dee, Alana Da Fonseca and Dan Zank
Performed by Alana Da Fonseca (as Alana D)
Courtesy of Deetown Entertainment
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4.8
23 January 2013 | by musclehead52See all my reviews

I have to disagree with the bourne analogy.I just don't see it ,after watching the movie I felt it went in a bit of a different direction and I actually thought the movie was entertaining,and cavill seemed unaware for the most part what was going on.Was it a blockbuster,or huge like the bourne's ? No.But it had merit and I am I admit,a little into cavill,and think he is on the rise.the thing is though,is that they are doing a lot of movies along this same line.Still,all in all,though its not great,i wouldn't go so far to say that its not worth a watch.There may be a few mistakes and oddities in the show,but still it kept my attention to the end.the storyline seems to lack here and there,but I guess I still think it turns out to be a fairly good watch.


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