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After he awakens in a hospital, a man tracks down and murders the man that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation.

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Swain
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Skinner McGraw
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Derek (as Thomas Flannigan)
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Melanie McQueen
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Kayla McQueen
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Lynch McGraw
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Marley Singer (as Samantha Hanratty)
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Cosmo Jackson
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Detective Wallace MacTee
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Marley's Mom
Elitsa Razheva ...
Dawn Case (as Elitza Rajeva)
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A man seeks out and murders the thief that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation. Written by Annonymous

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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10 July 2008 (Russia)  »

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Anazitontas ton iroa  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Actor Paul Sampson suffered a minor eye injury during one sequence in which he is shot by Ben Cross' character due to a premature squib detonation. This footage is included in the finished film. See more »

Goofs

During the fast Steadicam move towards Derek firing the machine gun just after the police cars arrive, it's possible to see the edge of something attached to the camera on the extreme left of frame. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Liam Case: [narration] I really wish we hadn't start here. It's too easy to get the wrong idea about me.
[photograph]
Liam Case: That's Dawn, my wife. A car accident ended our happiness, leaving me with an empty home, and an empty life.
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Soundtracks

Petey's Blues
Written by Peter Neff (as Peter T. Neff)
Performed by Peter Neff (as Peter T. Neff)
Published by Peter Neff Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Neffscores Music
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Pleasantly surprised.
10 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised with the movie. Seemed to me to have a B movie feel starting out. It does seem like everyone is into the time shifting plots these days, but once I realized it everything else seemed to follow. I found myself trying to anticipate the next connection of pass and present. Cuba Gooding Jr. did a good job of portraying a man tortured with his pass and present. I do have to take exception to the bar scenes though. I'm not sure that Ray Liota needed to bulk up for the part but he did. Jean Smart had me kind of wondering what was going to happen in the apartment scene. Although there is predominately a U.S. cast, I think the feel of the movie was off because it was filmed in eastern Europe. Straight to DVD but worth the watch in my opinion.


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