Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.
Sarah Jessica Parker,
An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.
When a family is held hostage, former hostage negotiator Jeff Talley arrives at the scene. Talley's own family is kidnapped and Talley must decide which is more important: saving a family he doesn't even know or saving his own family.
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Danielle Harris and her character Darian Hallenbeck, have the same initials: DH. See more »
During Milo's attempted assassination on the senator, the lens cap on his rifle's scope alternates from being off to on (most notably after Joe Hallenbeck throws his bag off the rig). See more »
Locker Room Kid:
Billy Cole. Billy Cole.
The first half stunk! Open the holes up! Get in there like hogs! Like pigs!
Locker Room Kid:
Billy Cole. You got a call on line three.
Let's go out there in this half and kick some butt! Let's get out of this town as a winner! I hate Cleveland!
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When the film aired on TV1 in New Zealand in mid 2010s, all the 'F' words in the film were bleeped out. See more »
We watched this on an encore channel and given it's mediocre 2 star rating and age of 14 years we didn't really expect much. First, we aren't connoisseurs of the action flick and maybe it's too uneven to please people who really dote on the genre. There are a couple of places where the plot is advanced without much pretext other than the need to cut to an exciting bit of action. And there are a couple of action scenes that a good editor would simply have cut.
But Willis and Wayans give energetic and nicely tuned performances. Chelsea Field is just perfect in a limited role as the detective's wife. The villains are far better drawn than the usual bunch of lazy thugs. And Danielle Harris steals the show as Darian Hallenbeck, the feisty and foul-mouthed 13 year old daughter. She grows during the film with barely an effort by either writer or actor. A part written with great comic creativity. Really the best thing about a film that has a lot of imaginative lines and action moments.
And there are lots of places in this film where the writers give us lines that are head and shoulders above typical film dialog and way, way beyond the norm for most action movies. A quick guess would be that there were a dozen places where a good line turned up instead of the usual clichés.
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