Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.
John Gallagher Jr.,
Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps the winter roads clear. He and his wife live in a comfortable cabin away from the tourists. The town has just awarded him "Citizen of the Year." But Nels has to leave his quiet mountain life when his son is murdered by a powerful drug lord. As a man who has nothing to lose he is stoked by a drive for vengeance. This unlikely hero uses his hunting skills and transforms from an ordinary man into a skilled killer as he sets out to dismantle the cartel. Nels' actions ignite a turf war between a manically unpredictable gangster known as Viking and a rival gang boss. Justice is served in one final spectacular confrontation that will leave (almost) no one unscathed.
The New York premiere for the movie was canceled after Neeson made controversial remarks in an interview to promote it. On the movie's theme of revenge and how it can consume somebody, he said that he had once spent a week looking for a random black man to kill, in revenge for the rape of a friend by a black man. See more »
The snow plow featured throughout the movie is an American conventional day cab, possibly a Ford, but in one scene where it is used to push a Jeep off the road they used a European cab-over with a high roof and sleeper, possibly a Volvo. See more »
Every other parent was there.
Trevor 'Viking' Calcote:
You're right, I forgot about the bullying seminar. But I'm allowed to forget, you know why? Because I wrote a check for a new computer center. You write a check, you get to skip on 150 bullying seminars. That's the math. That's one of the perks of my business.
You're not a businessman, Trevor. You're a criminal.
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SPOILER: The character names in the credits supposedly vanish in 'order of disappearance', but the order is not correct and there are some which vanish together but they do not disappear together. The actual order of disappearance is; Kyle, Coroner & Det. Osgard, Dante (although he is listed dead later), Speedo, Limbo, Grace, Santa, Waitress, Simon, The Eskimo, Brock, Ahn, Dexter, Sly, Minya, Bone, Aya, Resort Clerk, Chuck, Mustang, Thorpe & Shiv & War Dog & Windex & Smoke (plus 7 more), Ryan, Dash, Gipsky, Viking, Avalanche, White Bull & Nels. See more »
In South Korea, the title card is displayed in both English and Korean languages together. The Korean title is "Cold Chasing". See more »
Starts out really good, with Neeson as the usual man on a mission and exacting brutal vengeance on a few men. But after that it shifts attention to too many needless people, mainly for comedic effect, but apparently to advance the story by inches to avoid Neeson's character from appearing to be too powerful to get things done alone. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work here since these side events don't feel parallel to the main story or interesting. For example, a female cop, portrayed as eager and hard-nosed, is constantly discovering bits of info related Neeson's son death, even confronting him out of the blue about it, appearing suspicious of him for some reason, but nothing ever happens after that. What was the point? Then the 2nd half really gets dragged on by too much forced attention on the Native Americans and the same old "white men took everything" story (I don't want to sound insensitive but it was too out of place), and a kid that would've been better off staying on the sidelines.
I had relatively high hopes for this movie, and was left disappointed.
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