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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite prominent billing in the credits, Bruce Willis only has about 30 minutes of total screen time. See more »

Goofs

Will never runs out of bullets and has no magazines. 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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Featured in Projector: The Cold Light of Day (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello
Written by Porter Robinson, Richard Billis, and Sue Cho
Performed by Porter Robinson and Lazy Rich featuring Sue Cho
Courtesy of Big Fish Recordings
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A bad TV movie
9 April 2012 | by grahambthomsonSee all my reviews

I went to see this film after I saw an initial rating on here of 8 out of 10, but let me tell you it is very, very poor.

The film is littered with blatant product placement to the point that I thought at some points I was watching a slick advert. The first of these adverts is when the film lead stops to buy a drink of coke for no reason and proceeds to slowly drink it with the can taking up most of the screen, really just like an advert.

This was a little annoying but I kept hope that this was a small issue in what could become a very good film. Unfortunitly it didn't and car and phone adverts continued through the film. The script was poor and events unbelievable. Most of the action scenes you will have seen copied from Bourne or other action movies but made laughably similar but much worse. The acting from weaver was poor, although I am not sure if the blame lies with sigourney or the director. To be honest Bruce Willis is by far the best actor and carries the film for the first 20min giving some hope it will become a good action film, unfortunately it did not.

I have never walked out on a film but after a number of laugh out loud moments ( at the film ), I was seriously contemplating it. I may be wrong but i think we have a nomination for a rotten tomato award.

3 stars is being kind,


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