Detective Galban Keanu Reeves, finds his partner and close friend, Detective Cullen, murdered in an underground subway. On the hunt for the killer/s, Galban begins to suspect his partner may have been heavily involved in drug dealing and police corruption. As Galban investigates, people who knew Cullen, are conveniently found dead. The closer Galban gets to the truth, both Cullen's wife, Janine Mira Sorvino, and his Lieutenant Christopher McDonald, try to persuade him to back off, fearing his findings may discredit Cullen and expose corruption within the Police Department. Galban's only remaining lead is Isabel, a young, devout, Latino girl, who resides with her in-laws. Galban fears her life could be in jeopardy should he get too close to her. However, Isabel has recently experienced something not from this world, something mystical that she believes is truly a miracle. Not unlike Galban, Isabel is dealing with her own demons from the past; a past that just may lead them to the truth...Written by
The movie was originally set to be produced in 2009 with Nathalie Kelley playing the lead role, but production fell through a month before principal photography. See more »
There's this girl, she knows what happened. What am I going to do, bring her in? She'd be dead in a week.
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The writer/director intended the movie to be a dual language, Spanish/English social drama about violence towards women and child abuse. The producers instead turned the movie into Keanu Reeves cop thriller. An alternate version that follows the director's vision was edited by Roman Polanski's longtime editor, Hervé de Luze See more »
Todo Por Ti
Written by Joshua Mateo, Tapia Elvis Radhames, Miguel Eugenio Gonzalez & Pablo E. Gonzalez Yermenos
Performed by Tapia Elvis Radhames
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I had no idea what this movie was trying to accomplish. Honestly, I don't. I'm certain it was trying to go for cerebral, but I've seen home movies on flip phones with more coherent plot twists than this. The first hour was nothing but disjunctive cut scenes sporadically placed with no relation or relevance to each other. Most were emotional gotcha's that did nothing to move the plot forward. Someone asked about the dog scene, why stop there? Why did we even bother talking about the cop's kid? Or the hooking up with the dead partner's wife? Or the guy going around killing supposed witnesses? None of that mattered at all in this film. You could have removed all of that and it wouldn't have impacted the story in the slightest. The pieces that were relevant were edited and whittled away because once you sat through an excruciating hour of mind numbing inanity, the ending, which happen to reveal itself around the same time as the plot, was so utterly predictable.
I could not understand how anyone would want to put their name to this drivel. Then when I looked up IMDb I found this gem: "The writer/director fought to have his name legally removed from the movie." Really, you should read the trivia, it's quite telling. Basically this movie should have been 'The Machinist' meets 'Pan's Labyrinth' in regards to telling an intriguing story, but instead Lionsgate decided that garbage with a big name actor stamped on it would somehow salvage yet another overarching reach of stifling creativity.
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