Detective Galban (Keanu Reeves) finds his partner and close friend, Detective Cullen, murdered in a 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, Latina 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; in turn,...Written by
The original story was a surreal bi-lingual drama, reminiscent of Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Irreversible (2002) that focused on child abuse, violence towards women, mass incarceration and police violence committed under the color of authority. However, the movie was sold to Lionsgate Premiere, which thought it had been sold a Keanu Reeves cop thriller. During the editing process, Lionsgate Premiere changed the story's focus to center on Reeves' character, and changed the movie into a generic crime-thriller. Gee Malik Linton wrote and directed the film, but since Lionsgate Premiere and the producers edited the film without his approval, The Directors Guild of America (DGA) allowed him to take his name off the credits. He is still listed as writer, but his directing credit is listed as "Declain Dale". 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 »
Five Years in the Dope House
Written by Hanibal Luna (as Ariel Luna), Miguel Eugenio Gonzalez & Pablo E. Gonzalez Yermenos
Performed by Hanibal Luna and International P
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Someone owes me 1 hour 42 minutes.
I am at a loss to find an adjective to truly describe this movie. So,I'll just go with awful, really awful.
Awful patch work structure. Awful, wooden acting. Awful Direction.
Given all of the awful mentioned above, skillful editing could have saved it, however the clumsy, almost random links left the converging plot lines disjointed and just, yes, awful.
The finance and production companies, all 16 of them, should have simply made a donation to charity rather than pour money into this awful mess. Over all, this awful movie left me feeling older and in need of a shower.
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