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Death Sentence (2007)

Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.

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Joe Darley (as Matthew O'Leary)
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Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Taglines:

Protect What's Yours

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody brutal violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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31 August 2007 (USA)  »

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Sentencia de muerte  »

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Box Office

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,337,257, 2 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,525,276, 26 October 2007
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2.35 : 1
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The gun that Bones Darley pulls out saying "Take this fucker to the Holy Land, start your own crusade" is a Desert Eagle Mark XIX, primarily designed and manufactured in Israel, a.k.a. "the Holy Land". See more »

Goofs

At the end of the multilevel car garage scene, when Nicholas gets in his car and turns the first corner, the camera mounted vehicle can be seen following him in a reflection on the rear of his car. See more »

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[first lines]
Nicholas "Nick" Hume: [while recording his family at Christmas] Okay, guys. Ready?
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References Stygian (2000) See more »

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Deo Dona Nobis Pacem
Written and Produced by Sourcerer
Performed by Victoria Hamilton and Audrey Stange
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A masterpiece of the genre
14 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much of Death Sentence as I didn't like Saw, filmed by the same director James Wan. However, I've witnessed a total control over film making through this "old fashion" yet original "revenge" movie. Original because James Wan managed to find a way to film this story in a very accurate and sensitive way. Take the scene of the pursuit around 45 minutes of the film : the work of the camera, on sounds and the very ideas of the pursuit (when Kevin Bacon starts to jump over every cars to trigger the alarms) was both realistic and yet somehow out of time and space, and so it conveys the very idea of a pursuit : real and unreal because unusual. An this is exactly what's this story is about : a normal man in a surrealistic situation. Why not 10 ? I did not like the photography, so main stream (like Saw... and many productions from Australia !). However,a great great direction for a great great movie. Grats !


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