R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.
Australian screenwriter Stuart Beattie was only seventeen when he took a cab home from the Sydney airport. It was on that ride that he had the idea of a homicidal maniac sitting in the back of a cab, with the driver nonchalantly entering into conversation with him, trusting his passenger implicitly. Beattie drafted his idea into a two-page treatment. Later, when he was enrolled at Oregon State University, he fleshed it out into his first screenplay. Titled "The Last Domino", he put the script away, taking it out occasionally for revisions and re-writes over the following years.
Airport Man: Yeah, I'm fine mate, don't worry about it.
When Max and Vincent load the first corpse in the trunk, the "corpse" is holding Max by the wrists as well.
There are no opening credits of any kind. The title does not appear until the closing credits.
English, Spanish, French, Korean
$24,701,458 8 August 2004