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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
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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 ... Reynaldo
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Storyline

The young Wall Street trader, Will Shaw, is in for a shock when some powerful opponents abduct his family during a sailing trip in Spain. Now, as Will and his father, Martin Shaw, find themselves dragged into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game fanned by a sinister government conspiracy, a stolen briefcase becomes a pole of attraction to the ruthless kidnappers who are willing to go to great lengths to retrieve the mysterious valise. More and more, the noose is tightening around Martin and Shaw, and, little by little, dark and well-kept family secrets come to the surface. In this deadly confrontation, the father and son can trust no one. What will the cold light of day bring? Written by Nick Riganas

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Instinct is his greatest weapon.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

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

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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 (Henry Cavill) gets back on the boat in the Beginning of the movie to find no one is on the boat, he looks into a cubby with a mirror with his reflection. You see him for sure on the top right, before the switch, you see the camera person hands and wires 00:15:39-00:15:40. See more »

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Zahir: You know your father despite all the trouble he caused us... would've been proud of you
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Featured in Projector: The Cold Light of Day (2012) See more »

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Doce Meses
Written by Silvana Kane, Toby Peter and Adam Popowitz
Performed by Pacifika
Courtesy of Six Degrees Records
By arrangement with Downtown Music Services
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Seriously not as bad as everyone says!
10 September 2019 | by kall6695See all my reviews

A guy goes on a vacation with his family and then his family disappears. He spends the rest of the time trying to find them and learns some difficult things about his dad. Comparisons to Bourne Identity are stupid. This is not like Bourne. This guy has no training as a covert agent. He goes through an awful lot of bad stuff trying to find his family.

That being said, Bruce Willis is not in that much of the movie. This is a Henry Cavill movie. And he's pretty darn attractive to watch.

There is a lot of action, lot of shooting, beating up, etc. Crooked government people.

But overall, not a bad movie to watch!! If you wanted to see Bourne, go watch that movie!


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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cold Light of Day See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,831,588, 9 September 2012

Gross USA:

$3,763,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,863,583
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2.35 : 1
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