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.
Father (Nels) and son (Kyle) are played by father (Liam Neeson) and son (Micheál Richardson). See more »
The giant bird statue where Kyle's body is left is actually in Olympic Village, Vancouver, Canada. See more »
I'm gonna kill him, Brock.
Sure you are. What makes you think you can kill a man?
I've killed three of his guys.
What did you do with the bodies?
Wrapped them in chicken wire, threw them on the gorge.
Yeah, to let the fish get at them. They'll eat the flesh off the bones. So the bodies don't fill with gas and rise. They stay at the bottom.
Where did you learn that?
I read it in a crime novel.
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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 India, the censors ordered the muting of a profane verbal reference to Indians, addition of an anti-smoking disclaimer in the beginning and middle of the film, and the addition of an anti smoking static caption wherever the smoking scenes appeared. See more »
I Wish I Had a Girl
Written by Henry Lee Summer
Published by BMG Rights Management UK Ltd., a BMG Company
Performed by Henry Lee Summer
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
Licensed by Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd. See more »
More like disappearance of focus
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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