When a bank is hit by a brutal heist, all evidence points to the owner and his high-powered clients. But as a group of FBI agents dig deeper into the case - and the deadly heists continue - it becomes clear that a larger conspiracy is at play.
Steven C. Miller
Harry Turner works for the CIA like his father Leonard. He wants to do fieldwork but he's constantly being denied. He is stationed in Prague and his father's good friend keeps an eye on him. Later they receive word that Leonard, who was in New Jersey making sure a piece of hardware called Condor arrives, that Leonard and the Condor's been taken. The Director tries to find it and Harry wants to help but won't let him. So he bolts and goes to New Jersey. The director decides to let one of their agents who is Harry's ex to find Leonard and the Condor. She was also told to find Harry and send him back to Prague. But when she finds him, he convinces her to let him find his father and the Condor.Written by
Just what is it about actors like Bruce Willis who rise to the status of "movie stars" and seem to hold an enduring fascination for audiences? Steven C. Miller said: "I don't know what it is that Bruce has or does, but I think it's something an actor just has - or doesn't. It's an instinct, a presence, the way he carries himself and uses his voice that makes him so impactful. He does these things when he says a certain line or improvises, goes off-script and it's better and truer to the character that what's written. Somehow, someway, Bruce puts his little spin on it, and that's why he's Bruce." Cinematographer Brandon Cox said: "I was watching Bruce in this very emotional scene do the most subtle changes of expression, using certain looks and angles to add subtext to his words. As an actor he tends to speak softly anyhow, be this was a scene where he was saying so much without saying anything and I thought that was really cool. It was something I didn't see on set. I didn't even see it when I was shooting it for reference on my camera phone, but I saw it in the dailies." See more »
When Harry tells Leonard that he is joining the agency it is 2015, or 10 years after the opening sequence, which is revealed to be 2005. He then apparently spends at least 2 years in the agency applying and being rejected for field work. Yet, the end of the movie takes place still in 2015 as shown on the grave at the end. Where did those 2 or more years go? See more »
We have reason to believe you are not who you say you are, Mr. Parker. Your wife and son, Mr. Leonard Turner, CIA. I have men posted outside their door, back in Virginia, United States.
For you to get this close, you must have friends, informants, collaborators, inside my organization. I want their names.
[hands him a pen]
[suddenly stabs him with the pen and subdues everyone in the room]
You look so stupid with that pen in your neck.
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Nothing wrong with this film, it's what it is: very formulaic and predictable with high production values and action scenes. CIA Dad, who is villainous and murderous himself, get's caught in a sticky situation as CIA son, who is an institutional failure, must rescue him, as CIA son is of course the only one who knows what's going on and where CIA dad is being held captive. CIA son of course inadvertently uncovers a deep institutional betrayal in which his tattered, nuclear family somehow wins and becomes transcendent. A murdered mother is avenged but it has zero dramatic power, but it's excusable as they didn't take it too seriously. Does it deliver? Not really, but then it isn't boring either. Nevertheless It's being dissed as "straight to DVD" (which is true) but compared to the junk released in theaters, it's probably above average, really. Nothing special, nothing terrible, perhaps worth a watch on a rainy day. Not bad enough to be funny, not good enough to pay 100% attention to, it's more or less "just there".
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