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The Cold Light of Day (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 7 September 2012 (USA)
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The Cold Light of Day is a movie starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, and Sigourney Weaver. 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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Will
... Lucia
... Martin
... Carrack
... Gorman
... Laurie
... Josh
... Dara
... Esmael
... Zahir
... Maximo
... Dixon
... Meckler
... Carlos
Lolo Herrero ... Reynaldo
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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.

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Instinct is his greatest weapon.

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Action | Thriller

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

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7 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fría luz del día  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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Will and his dad Martin drive to an apartment to get a gun, they park the car that looks like a Seat MPV or something with 7075 GXF on the license plate. They get out and drive the same car away, but when they arrive to meet Jean Carrack, the car is an Audi SUV with 1892 GXA on the plate. See more »

Quotes

Carrack: Put the gun down, Will. You're scared, and scared people holding guns in my face, that scares me.
Will: Well, this is going to be a nerve-wracking conversation.
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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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Stay Away
27 August 2012 | by See 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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