Parody of historical epics that focuses on real-life Australian explorers William John Wills and Robert O'Hara Burkes, who tragically tried to cross the Australian continent from the south, to the north, a distance of 3,250 km.
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Kyle and Sarah Miller have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen daughter Avery is sneaking out to a party, when four thugs in security uniforms and ski masks stage a home invasion. They want what's in the safe: cash and diamonds. Kyle stalls them, trying to negotiate for Sarah's freedom. Over the next few hours, the back stories of the four robbers (two brothers, a girlfriend, and the representative of a local drug kingpin) as well as the fault lines in Kyle and Sarah's marriage come into play. Is there room here for heroism?Written by
Production was disrupted on August 3, 2010 when it was reported that Nicolas Cage had abandoned the project as he had allegedly insisted on switching roles from Kidman's husband to the kidnapper. The role was then offered to Liev Schreiber. However, the following day Cage resumed his role as the husband. See more »
Nail guns have a safety feature that keeps them from firing without putting pressure on the tip, which means Kyle couldn't have fired it like a gun. See more »
Written by Joleen Belle, Jaden Michaels and Jack D. Elliot
Performed by Joleen Belle
Published by Wild Pink Music/JoBelle Music/J Ad3nmichaels (ASCAP) and Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. OBO G Tank Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of the Royalty Network, Inc. and Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. See more »
I can't imagine Nicole Kidman agreeing to do this movie. I like Nicolas Cage as well, and I can understand why, as mentioned in your trivia, he was unsure of playing either the role of the husband or the robber in this film. He was probably trying to save his reputation but realized playing either part would be an embarrassment. This is a terrible, terrible movie in every way.
The plot is very weak, and the acting is poor. Throughout the film, we are force fed gratuitous violence.
When choosing to watch a movie that I am unfamiliar with, the actors are usually the deciding factor. After watching this movie, I need to rethink this strategy.
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