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PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 29 May 2015 (USA)
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A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York City, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.


James McTeigue


Philip Shelby
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paddy Wallace ... Johnny Talbot
Parker Sawyers ... Ray
Bashar Rahal ... Militiaman #2
Royce Pierreson ... Range Finder
Ben Starr ... Sniper
Sean Teale ... Alvin Murdock
Regé-Jean Page ... Robert Purvell (as Rege-Jean Page)
Jing Lusi ... Joyce Su
Antonia Thomas ... Naomi Rosenbaum
Milla Jovovich ... Kate Abbott
Dylan McDermott ... Sam Parker
Frances de la Tour ... Sally
Robert Forster ... Bill Talbot
Jerry-Jane Pears Jerry-Jane Pears ... Nymphet (as Jerry Jane Pears)
Roger Rees ... Emil Balan


A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. Written by Ben Read

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Framed. Abandoned. Hunted. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some action and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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English | Pushto | Mandarin

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A túlélő See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The opening sequence of the film is set in war torn Afghanístan and the production team utilized a vast, unused metal factory in Sofia, Bulgaria. Kremikovtzi A.D. was once Bulgaria's largest metalworking company. The factory took three years to build, and was first put into operation in 1963, producing cast iron and coke (fuel), and employing just under seven thousand people. Having once been a thriving company, exporting to other European countries, the U.S., and China, the company fell into severe debt, and by 2006, investors were nervous for the factory's future. In 2008, when Kremikovtzi's owner withdrew from the company, the Socialist government attempted to keep the plant afloat while looking for a new investor, but was unable to save it. Kremikovtzi is now completely non-functioning as a metal working factory, but has found a niche as a diverse and dramatic film location. See more »


Just after Kate has ran down the staircase, a police car is seen sliding to a stop. The car is a new white F10 BMW 5 series. The next shot shows the officers getting out of an older Grey E60 5 series police car. See more »


Nash: You had to be here
Emil Balan: I've been waiting ten years for this... for what they did too my wife
Nash: How far will the blast radius be?
[last lines]
Emil Balan: Not far
Nash: Good
[stabs him]
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Crazy Credits

In the three-dimensional animated end credits, images form by flurries of random letters in the background, e.g. of Milla Jovovich's face, the Capitol and the US Foreign Service logo. See more »


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Christmas All Over The World
Performed by Little Murders
Written by Rob Griffiths (BMI)
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
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Generic And Slightly Boring With Gaps In Logic
6 June 2015 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

A young woman working for the US government in their London bureau survives a bombing that kills several of her colleagues and goes on the run from her own side who believe she was responsible for the bombing and the terrorist cell who want her out of the way while they plan their next spectacular terrorist event

And that's it plot wise . Mila Jovovich plays an entirely generic heroine on the run while Pierce Brosnan plays a completely generic villain and consderin he used to play James Bond you'd think he'd bring a lot more to the party . The action involves heroine running from point A to point B pursued by either her own side and evading them , the villains almost catching her and the heroine escaping just in the nick of time . She then run from point B to point C and she eventually manages to escape from point Y to point Z . And that's about it as far as excitement goes in a very contrived thriller which doesn't live up to the tag of thriller

It's difficult to review a film like this because it just leaves me with total and absolute indifference . here's nothing truly dreadful about it but by the same yardstick absolutely nothing compelling about it . Two things I did stick in my memory though is a bombing in a restaurant and the force of the explosion meant it must have weighed tens of pounds and how would someone be able to smuggle a bomb in that size ? The other thing was generic bad guys posing as terrorists when their motives are entirely financial and ot political/religious . If you're making a thriller about terrorists at least have the balls to portray them as having terrorist motives . t's not like you'll receive unprovoked hate mail from ISIS . Apart from these two irritants I can't remember anything about this film after watching it . In fact I forgot I was watching it while watching it !

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