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The Next Three Days (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 19 November 2010 (USA)
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A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

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Paul Haggis

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Paul Haggis (screenplay), Fred Cavayé (screenplay "Pour elle") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... John Brennan
Elizabeth Banks ... Lara Brennan
Michael Buie ... Mick Brennan
Moran Atias ... Erit
Remy Nozik ... Jenna
Toby Green Toby Green ... Three Year Old Luke
Tyler Green Tyler Green ... Three Year Old Luke
Jason Beghe ... Detective Quinn
Aisha Hinds ... Detective Collero
Ty Simpkins ... Luke
Veronica Brown ... Female Guard 1
Olivia Wilde ... Nicole
Leslie Merrill ... Elizabeth Gesas
Alissa Sullivan Haggis ... Junkie (as Alissa Haggis)
Daniel Stern ... Meyer Fisk
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Storyline

Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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What if you had 72 hours to save everything you live for? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Next Three Days See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,542,779, 21 November 2010

Gross USA:

$21,148,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,448,651
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "bump key" technique used by Russell Crowe's character does actually work as portrayed on older and cheaper (non-antibump) cylinder locks. However, the car lock tennis ball technique has been busted as a myth on MythBusters: Viewers' Special (2007) See more »

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Allegheny County Jail does not allow inmates to have contact visits. See more »

Quotes

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Remake of Anything for Her (2008) See more »

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Gritty and noir-ish
15 January 2011 | by davidgeeSee all my reviews

Another noir French thriller is converted into a 'noir-ish' American thriller. Russell Crowe's slightly thuggish looks make him more convincing as the desperado of the second half than the mild-mannered schoolteacher of the first half. Elizabeth Banks's role as the imprisoned wife is slightly under-written; their cute toddler son steals most of her scenes and even some of Russell's.

The plot takes too long to set up, so the first half of the film is a slow haul. But the last half has almost the cracking pace of a DIE HARD romp. Writer/director Paul Haggis elects to deceive the audience as well as the police who are in close pursuit of the fugitives, which puts this in the tradition of 'classics' like TO CATCH A THIEF and CHARADE. Gritty and enjoyable.


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