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The Next Three Days (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 19 November 2010 (USA)
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A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

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Paul Haggis

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Paul Haggis (screenplay), Fred Cavayé (screenplay "Pour elle") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... John Brennan
Elizabeth Banks ... Lara Brennan
Michael Buie ... Mick Brennan
Moran Atias ... Erit
Remy Nozik ... Jenna
Toby Green Toby Green ... Three Year Old Luke
Tyler Green Tyler Green ... Three Year Old Luke
Jason Beghe ... Detective Quinn
Aisha Hinds ... Detective Collero
Ty Simpkins ... Luke
Veronica Brown ... Female Guard 1
Olivia Wilde ... Nicole
Leslie Merrill ... Elizabeth Gesas
Alissa Sullivan Haggis ... Junkie (as Alissa Haggis)
Daniel Stern ... Meyer Fisk
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Storyline

Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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What if you had 72 hours to save everything you live for? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Next Three Days See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,542,779, 21 November 2010

Gross USA:

$21,148,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,448,651
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "bump key" technique used by Russell Crowe's character does actually work as portrayed on older and cheaper (non-antibump) cylinder locks. However, the car lock tennis ball technique has been busted as a myth on MythBusters: Viewers' Special (2007) See more »

Goofs

When John and Lara leave the hospital running from Pittsburgh police, they are suddenly in Downtown Pittsburgh. But in reality, they were in a hospital in Oakland, which is a few miles from Downtown. See more »

Quotes

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David: Please, get me to a hospital. I can't breathe. I...
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Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.40 (2009) See more »

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Superb!
1 March 2011 | by matclip-940-229045See all my reviews

Set aside the fact that people are forgetting how to enjoy a flick. Pick away all you want at little parts of even the greatest film ever and you'll surely find something to criticize. A movie is, well, a movie. So now that all that is out of the way, where do I even start? This film brought me to tears, it had my attention the whole way through. I don't understand those that say parts are slow, what were they watching? It wasn't this one, that's for sure. Everybody that worked to put this one together did a fantastic job, and it most definitely shows. I do believe the movie touched me so intensely in part because I have a wife and a son, and was able to feel a relation to the characters. Regardless, the movie was just fantastic, and you will not regret the experience. Unless of course you are one of the rising population of "movie critics" that score films based on guidelines, or however they get their ridiculous views. Enjoy this one!


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