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.
Serena Scott Thomas
After the first shootout, Joe puts his hands up and walks toward the arriving police cars. In the next shot, a police officer has already miraculously appeared outside his car. 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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Video retail version in Germany is cut by about 8 minutes in order to qualify for a FSK-16 rating; rental-version is rated FSK-18 rating and is uncut (105 mins). See more »
One of those movies that strains plausibility to the breaking point, and beyond. However, Bruce Willis's down-on-his-luck, easy-going but tough-as-nails character makes this work. At least, in whatever alternate universe this stuff could possibly happen, anyway. The American Public is fed up with pro football?...yeah...right. Damon Wayans does not look or act like a seasoned professional quarterback, some of the football players look woefully out of shape and overweight, a prominent politician is a sexual psychopath, and nobody has a clue?. Hmmm...
Anyway, Willis's pull-up-a-chair, have-a-beer, guy-next-door character works, and makes this an enjoyable action movie. He is a tough guy when he needs to be, but yet is vulnerable in his relationships with his wife and daughter. He becomes a character that you root for.
Many of the other actors work well also, even in this cartoon plot. Not an award winner, but a decent enough way to spend a couple of hours.
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