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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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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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gang | death | murder | revenge | blood | See All (86) »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Sentencia de muerte  »

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Box Office

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£260,733 (UK) (2 September 2007)

Gross:

$9,525,276 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During production of the hockey scene, actor Stuart Lafferty was nearly injured when he was standing on the ice leaning against the goal as the extras, who were actual hockey players, warmed up. Lafferty was initially called off the ice by the parent of an extra who was concerned for Lafferty's safety. The parent was confronted by a member of the production crew who stated "Sir you are not permitted to talk to the talent" to which the parent responded with "alright, well your star is leaning up against the net that these players are shooting pucks at...I do not think you want your star to have to go to the hospital with an apparent head wound from a rogue puck hitting him in the face", the production member than quickly called for Lafferty to leave the ice. See more »

Goofs

In the rooftop garage sequence, when the Ford is seen rolling backwards (in theory on it's own steam in neutral since the engine's off) alternating cuts/shots show the reverse lights clearly engaged and then not engaged. See more »

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[first lines]
Nicholas "Nick" Hume: [while recording his family at Christmas] Okay, guys. Ready?
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Referenced in A Final Hit (2015) See more »

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Hey Joe
(1962)
Written by Billy Roberts
Performed by Al Berry
Courtesy of Six Palms Music
By arrangement through Pig Factory USA
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Vengeance, pure and simple
22 April 2008 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

Reminiscent of previous vigilante films like Death Wish and The Brave One, this film is much more action-packed and gripping. Kevin Bacon gives an excellent performance as a traumatised father who witnessed his son's murder and decides to punish the killers himself, rather than depend on the police.

The action scenes are truly suspenseful and keep you on the edge of your seat, especially a foot-chase that culminates in a deadly game of hide-and-seek within a 5-storey parking garage. Another factor that sets this film apart from previous vigilante thrillers is that it still manages to serve up quite a few twists and turns that add to the tension.

As exciting and gripping as this film is, please be fore-warned: the violence shown on screen is not for those with weak stomachs. It's graphic, brutal, edgy and tense. Still, this does not detract from the film at all. If anything, it makes the whole experience more visceral.


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