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The Cold Light of Day (2012)

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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

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Will: You should go in and introduce yourself. She *is* your sister.
Josh: She *is* my sister...
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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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Stay Away
27 August 2012 | by martinpharrisonSee all my reviews

This is my first ever comment on IMDb and it is the only time i've found it imperative to do so, simply to say that this is the worst movie I have ever seen.

I think the whole movie was just used as a base to plug any product the makers could find, form coke to blackberry, using Bruce Willis to help with it. Oh how the mighty have become desperate.

From the terrible acting to the obvious clichés, this movie needs to be buried deep underground and never dug up.

Do yourselves a favour and save yourselves 90 minutes of your lives, maybe even take up a hobby, like watching paint dry.


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