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Standoff (2016)

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Carter (Thomas Jane), a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12-year-old girl from an assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun ... See full summary »


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Adam Alleca





Credited cast:
Thomas Jane ... Carter
Laurence Fishburne ... Sade
Jim Watson ... Officer Baker
Joanna Douglas ... Mara
Ella Ballentine ... Bird
Ted Atherton ... The Priest (as Tim Atherton)
John Tench ... Roger
Laura de Carteret ... Woman
Craig Porritt ... Dispatcher
J.J. Dimichele J.J. Dimichele ... Sam
Darcy Roy Darcy Roy ... Bodyguard


Carter (Thomas Jane), a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12-year-old girl from an assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl's life. Written by IvanWong

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21st century | child | girl | man | woman | See All (183) »


A Deadly Game Only One Can Survive


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


This is the second time Thomas Jane has played a character named Carter, 1st time being Carter Blake in Deep Blue Sea. See more »


When Carter (Thomas Jane) loads and ejects the shotgun shells they are red. Then Sade (Laurence Fishburne) identifies the shotgun as a .20 gauge. .20 gauge shot shells are required to have a yellow tube and haven't been sold in any other color for many years. See more »


Carter: Are you really the monster you want me to think you are? You don't have a daughter, do you?
Sade: Yeah, I got a daughter. What, you think monsters don't breed?
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Enjoyed it
7 March 2016 | by daggersineyesSee all my reviews

I honestly don't understand the really nasty reviews here. This is a very well directed thriller with some great acting from the leads & well worth a look. If you are fond of one location thrillers with a good build up of suspense & tension along with fine character development you'll enjoy it too. If you're looking for an action-packed thrill-a-minute flick this is not the movie for you. I loved the performances of all three leads - the little girl was excellent - and I thought the direction was exceptionally good - I look forward to seeing what the director can produce in the future as he develops. I have no idea why so many people these days think movies should be direct copies of reality - that's why they're movies. They're not going to be "real" - for that you need to pick up a documentary. That said, the premise of this movie, while requiring some suspension of disbelief, does not stray as far from believability as some of these reviews would have you believe. It's not brilliant or perfect but it's a good watch.

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Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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