In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The taxicabs in New Orleans do not have the taxicabs Number in the roof light. They are on the front and rear bumpers. While this was filmed on location, all of the taxicabs filmed had to have New York City roof lights installed, as part of the plot relied on this. The majority of the taxicabs however, were real local taxis, or automobile extras, If you like. The taxicabs that did volunteer for the service, were mostly independently owned and not fleet taxis, as the majority of them have advertising signs on the roof. Also Medallion Cab Company does not exist. Yellow, Checker taxi, and United cab company are some of the bigger New Orleans taxi companies. See more »
When racing the taxi though the streets, he overtakes the same car twice. See more »
[drunk and singing]
Cigarettes, no sleep, no lights, no sound... Nothing to eat, no one to drink... Sometimes... all I need is the air that I breathe and to love you.
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this movie is action-packed and of course, there are mucho take-for-granted flaws throughout the whole movie that usually a quick tempo thriller could never avoid. but there's one thing we should admit, nicholas cage did every of his movie 110% with his 110% over-the-top acting or shall we say, commitment. his endeavor in this movie is no exception: he never stopped running from the very beginning to the end; and it's not easy at his age to play such action role, even all the scenes in his movies could be edited. the investors of his movies should consider their money never wasted on this actually quite superb actor. again, i'd like to reiterate, even this is not a great movie, it's still quite watchable, and you can't treat it as a B movie.
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