Kyle and Sarah Miller have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen daughter Avery is sneaking out to a party, when four thugs in security uniforms and ski masks stage a home invasion. They want what's in the safe: cash and diamonds. Kyle stalls them, trying to negotiate for Sarah's freedom. Over the next few hours, the back stories of the four robbers (two brothers, a girlfriend, and the representative of a local drug kingpin) as well as the fault lines in Kyle and Sarah's marriage come into play. Is there room here for heroism? Written by
Production was disrupted on August 3, 2010 when it was reported that Nicolas Cage had abandoned the project as he had allegedly insisted on switching roles from Kidman's husband to the kidnapper. The role was then offered to Liev Schreiber. However, the following day Cage resumed his role as the husband. See more »
While it's true that the diamonds are the hardest material on Earth, they can be smashed with a hammer or a pistol handle as they are brittle as all hard materials. See more »
Written by Joleen Belle, Jaden Michaels and Jack D. Elliot
Performed by Joleen Belle
Published by Wild Pink Music/JoBelle Music/J Ad3nmichaels (ASCAP) and Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. OBO G Tank Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of the Royalty Network, Inc. and Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. See more »
This is the kind of film you should choose when you just want to relax and be entertained. It's not an epic but then - come on lets be honest
Nick Cage's films seldom are. However, they are nearly always
enjoyable and even though I can never take him too seriously because of his southern drawl (he never really manages to convince that he is desperate or afraid, does he?) this one is still very watchable.
Accent aside, he gives a good solid performance. (Nicole Kidman, on the other hand, turns in a surprisingly weak one.) The plot is pretty standard, very predictable, but I for one enjoyed it right up to the end so in my opinion it delivered.
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