In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidence that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol to the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex who becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When the station is scuttled via (presumably) nuclear warhead, there is close to no chance that Snow and Emilie would have survived the hail of debris. The atmospheric densities at such altitudes are very low, which means that it is easy to attain high velocities due to the lack of significant drag. Emilie was seen getting hit in the back by a large piece of metal, and for comparison the ISS performs maneuvers to avoid debris as small as 10 cm in size due to the kinetic energy it carries. While their suits may have protected them from burning up in the atmosphere, their distance to the station at the time of detonation makes survival extremely unlikely. See more »
Again, what happened in that hotel room?
Oh, it was coupon night and I was trampolining your wife.
[Snow is punched in the face]
You're a real comedian aren't you, Snow?
Well I guess that's why they call it the punch line.
[Snow is punched again]
You don't like me, do you?
Don't flatter yourself. I don't like anybody.
With that attitude, I can see why nobody likes you.
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Available on DVD in a Unrated version that restores violence cuts for a PG-13 rating. The Unrated version is the only version included on Retail DVD/Blu-ray. But Redbox and Rental versions still carry the PG-13 cut. For instance in the Unrated cut, one can clearly see Snow shooting a person in the mouth which is not shown in the PG-13 cut. See more »
Written by Sune Wagner
Performed by The Raveonettes
(c) Crunchy Tunes USA Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
(p) 2002 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
With Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment France See more »
I loved this fun thriller, especially Guy Pearce as a wise-cracking agent sent to rescue the President's daughter from outer-space prison, where she's been making a charity visit.
There's lots of humour (especially in the first scenes - it's like Pearce is doing a Philip Marlowe impression) and the action is non-stop.
I was a bit puzzled that the inmates in America's top-security prison all seemed to be from Glasgow and that it seemed to be co-starring George Galloway, but the performances are great. Pearce is really cool and the psycho prisoner acts his socks off.
If you're used to watching thrillers, you'll guess a lot of the plot turns but overall I believe it deserves to be getting a lot better reviews. Overall, it was great fun.
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