R | | Action, Crime, Drama
As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the murder of his activist daughter, he uncovers a corporate cover-up and government conspiracy that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
Joe Don Baker, who starred in the miniseries on which this film is based, and was a friend of director Martin Campbell, was reportedly against the idea of this film, feeling that a single film would not be able to capture the essence, story, and weight of the original series, and do it justice.
Senator Jim Pine:
You left as a Master Sergeant of a heavy weapons platoon.
Thomas Craven: Ah, yes sir.
Senator Jim Pine: How'd you do that at 20?
Thomas Craven: Everybody else was dead.
When craven enters the boyfriend's house, he extends his gun through the partially opened doorway first, without seeing what's inside the room. Cops for decades have been trained specifically not to do that, for the obvious and common sense officer-safety and weapons-retention reasons that are revealed in the scene.
English, Latin, French
$17,214,384 31 January 2010