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In the Blood (2014)

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When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.

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John Stockwell

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Carano ... Ava
Cam Gigandet ... Derek Grant
Ismael Cruz Cordova ... Manny
Danny Trejo ... Big Biz
Luis Guzmán ... Chief Ramón Garza
Amaury Nolasco ... Silvio Lugo
Stephen Lang ... Casey
Treat Williams ... Robert Grant
Yvette Yates Redick ... Nurse Leta (as Yvette Yates)
Eloise Mumford ... Sandy Grant
Hannah Cowley Hannah Cowley ... Monique Grant
Paloma Louvat ... 14 Year Old Ava (as Paloma Olympia Louvat)
Oscar H. Guerrero Oscar H. Guerrero ... JoJo (as Oscar Guerrero)
Cristian Miranda Velez Cristian Miranda Velez ... Timo
Blas Sien Diaz ... Omar (as Blas Diaz)
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Storyline

When Ava meets Derek Grant, they fall in love and marry with each other under the protest of his wealthy father Robert Grant that believes Ava is a gold digger. Ava had a tough childhood with her abusive father Casey that trained her in martial arts and other fights. Ava and Derek travel to Caribe in honeymoon and soon they meet the local Manny that invites them to go to a fashion night club. The powerful gangster Big Biz hits on Ava and Derek and she fight with his minions. On the next morning, Manny takes them to a tyrolean crossing but out of the blue, Derek has a problem with his gear and falls off in a valley, breaking his leg. Ava finds him and an ambulance takes Derek to a local clinic. Ava follows the ambulance in Manny's motorcycle but crashes and loses the sight the ambulance. When she goes to the clinic, she does not find Derek. She goes to the police station and Chief Ramón Garza promises to help her. But soon Ava discovers that there is a conspiracy and decides to look ...

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Gina Carano and Ismael Cruz Cordova would both go on to star in The Mandalorian on Disney + in 2019 See more »

Goofs

Because she is handcuffed, the cop has to help Ava undress to go the bathroom. He takes her shorts down, and then her panties, but you can briefly see that she had panties under the ones he pulled down. See more »

Quotes

Timo: What are you doing?
Ava: I'm texting your brother.
Timo: He'll fucking kill you!
Ava: You tried. How'd that work out for you?
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This movie is insane!!
6 April 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I'll be honest about this film, I am NOT a big action film fan nor do I like ultra-violent films. In the Blood is clearly BOTH of these— especially the latter. The amazing thing is that although the violence made me cringe, it was also a movie that kept me glued to the screen...and my adrenalin pumping!

The film stars Gina Carano and if you've never heard of Miss Carano, I wouldn't be surprised. She's only done a few films, though she is famous…as an MMA and Muay Thai fighter!! And, as you'd expect from a woman with such training, her skills are INSANELY good. Heck, she seems tougher and more capable than all the male action stars of the genre—and she makes it all look so real! By comparison, films by Van Damme and Steven Seagal look like kids' films!!! I also love Carano because although she is pretty, she's NOT the Hollywood type. She has real curves and looks like she's NOT the product of plastic surgery and bulimia!!

The film is set on some fictional Spanish-speaking Caribbean nation or, perhaps, they intend it to be the Dominican Republic (there are three Spanish-speaking countries in the Caribbean—and it's not Cuba and they said it wasn't Puerto Rico in the movie*)—they never say. Regardless, the place is corrupt…very, very, very corrupt. It's so corrupt that when an American tourist is kidnapped (or possibly killed), those responsible for it pay EVERYONE to pretend it never happened—even the cops! So, this leaves Ana (Carano) all alone in a hostile country where practically no one seems able or willing to help. The neat thing about the film is that it is wonderful at misdirection. It's a very smart film as again and again I was surprised by who was behind all this and why. And, how it all ends is simply impossible to anticipate**.

Overall, this is a super-high action film with an amazing heroine—one that doesn't stand around waiting to be saved by a man—and I love that. Carano plays the real thing—and action hero in every sense of the word— and a darn scary one!!

So do I recommend the film? Well, I don't know. Its violence level is off the charts and it's certainly NOT a film for the kids, your mother or Father Flannigan! Plus, even if you THINK you like action films, you might just find this one too intense, bloody and violent. Often, Ana kills—much like Sonny Chiba did in his Street Fighter films. But aside from the violence, it's an exceptional film all around. Heck, even NOW after the movie's been over for some time, my heart is STILL pounding… it's that intense and that well made.

*They said the film is NOT set in Puerto Rico and talked about how they can escape to the nearby island of Puerto Rico. But, in reality, the film was actually made in Puerto Rico. I don't know what this will do for tourism!

**If you SERIOUSLY anticipated all the twists, turns and surprises in this film, drop me a line. You are DEFINITELY psychic and I want to talk to you about the Florida Lottery.


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Country:

UK | Puerto Rico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2014 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$594,860
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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