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Security (2017)

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A security guard protects an eleven year-old girl who is being targeted by a gang for participating as a trial witness.

Director:

Alain Desrochers

Writers:

Tony Mosher (screenplay), John Sullivan (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Eduardo 'Eddie' Deacon
Ben Kingsley ... Charlie
Liam McIntyre ... Vance
Cung Le ... Dead Eyes
Katherine de la Rocha Katherine de la Rocha ... Jamie (as Katherine Mary de la Rocha)
Chad Lindberg ... Mason
Jiro Wang ... Johnny Wei
Gabriella Wright ... Ruby
Shari Watson ... Administrator
John Strong John Strong ... Lead Official
Andrew De La Rocha Andrew De La Rocha ... Uncle Will (as Andrew de la Rocha)
Mark Basnight ... SUV Agent #1
Atanas Srebrev ... SUV Agent #2
Steven Baduske Steven Baduske ... SUV Agent #3
Ivailo Dimitrov Ivailo Dimitrov ... Patrol car cop (as Ivaylo Dimitrov)
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Storyline

An ex-special services veteran (Antonio Banderas), down on his luck and desperate for work, takes a job as a security guard at a run-down mall in a rough area of town. On his first night on the job, he opens the doors up to a distraught and desperate young girl who has escaped and fled from a hijacking of the U.S. Marshal motorcade that was transporting her to testify as a trial witness. Hot on her heels is psychopathic hijacker (Sir Ben Kingsley), alongside his resourceful henchmen, who will stop at nothing to extract and eliminate their witness. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com

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Led by a war veteran, a team of mall security guards risk their lives to protect a teenage girl from being captured and killed by a deadly gang and their sociopath leader. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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The 3 wheel motorcycle that Antonio is driving in the mall, is a Can-Am Spyder F3 S. See more »

Goofs

Vance describes "Betty" as his "3057" for which he has a conceal/carry permit - even the subtitles say 3057. There is no such gun (since 1849) as a 3057. When it's produced later, Betty appears to be a 6" Colt Python .357 magnum - which is much to large for a practical carry-weapon. See more »

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Eduardo 'Eddie' Deacon: [to Jamie crouching in the dollhouse] Nice place you got in here... A little small but very nice.
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A Somewhat Ordinary Action Thriller with Some Heart
8 January 2019 | by tabunoSee all my reviews

22 October 2017. This Die Hard (1988) wannabe strays into dangerous territory in how seriously dramatic it descends. It's tone becomes darker as contemporary action movies seem to have become in general nowadays. The movie starts with a hard-hitting road battle the likes of Clear and Present Danger (1994). However whether the entertainment value goes up with this type of action thriller genre, does it reach a delicate balance between intense suspense along with heroic exhilaration or result in more disappointment, frustration in the dramatic outcomes that occur as the storyline progresses? Security almost plays out, even if it might reflect more of a rational outcome, more like a typical horror movie, with the human assassins playing the role of monsters. Think From Dusk Till Dawn (1996). Instead of using the Die Hard story formula, Security tries too hard to expand on the drama and torturous action experience, including probably the inclusion of unrealistically too many bad guys. Psychologically, the audience attachment and connection to the characters to the movie becomes fewer and fewer and a sense of frustration and disappointment increase. This movie is pretty much run of the mill action thriller that proceeds towards a rather predictable and over rather the top dramatic climax. What makes this movie a bit different is the precarious performance of the Mall boss who is both quite irritating, irascible yet somehow engaging with a good heart as well as a rather tender last few scenes. So instead of a six, this movie might be grudgingly a seven. [12/14/2018: After a second viewing, Security holds up much better and the consequential deaths don't appear to be that overly simplistic or unrealistic as first thought. The set up and the subsequent action scenes play out well. The pacing is good and the defensive actions are nicely thought up and carried through. A "solid" seven out of ten stars.] Like Die Hard, this movie apparently has repeated entertainment viewing value. The martial and lethal shooting scenes are reasonably well done, close but never actually going over the top. Even Ben Kingsley's poignant life story and later offer is quite tempting in some ways. The last few scenes of the movie are also unusually extended for most movies of this genre but in a nice, soft concluding way. Therefore, this movie is a continuing strong seven out of ten. [2/1/2019]. 7/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2017 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$776,522
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2.35 : 1
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