Death Sentence

August 31st, 2007







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Plot
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.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.8/10 (37,519 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: James Wan

Stars: Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Kelly Preston

Storyline
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.

Writers: Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, Brian Garfield

Cast:
Kevin Bacon - Nick Hume
Garrett Hedlund - Billy Darley
Kelly Preston - Helen Hume
Jordan Garrett - Lucas Hume
Stuart Lafferty - Brendan Hume
Aisha Tyler - Detective Wallis
John Goodman - Bones Darley
Matt O'Leary - Joe Darley (as Matthew O'Leary)
Edi Gathegi - Bodie
Hector Atreyu Ruiz - Heco
Kanin Howell - Baggy
Dennis Keiffer - Jamie
Freddy Bouciegues - Tommy
Leigh Whannell - Spink
Casey Pieretti - Dog

Taglines: Protect What's Yours



Details

Official Website: 20th Century Fox [United States] | Metropolitan Films [France] |

Release Date: 31 August 2007

Filming Locations: Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,337,257 (USA) (2 September 2007) (1822 Screens)

Gross: $9,479,756 (USA) (21 October 2007)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated version)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Originally, the film was to take place in Boston, Massachusetts before the director decided to have the film set in Columbia, South Carolina. The novel, completely different from the movie, took place in Chicago, Illinois.

Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Nicholas "Nick" Hume: [while recording his family at Christmas] Okay, guys. Ready?



User Review

"Death Wish" brought to the 21st century.

Rating: 7/10

No logic but lots of action, violence, gunfights and gore in this one. There is very little meat on the story-bone and in times where, thanks to TV, everyone is an expert on police procedures the lack of logic is almost appalling. But throw the CSI-knowledge over board and you're in for a crazy and entertaining ride. Nicely shoot with some great camera movement Wan is shooting stuff to pieces almost like Hong Kong directors did in the early '90s. No marksmen here, but who cares, this is pure pleasure for the eyes. Kevin Bacon delivers nicely and adds a whole new facet to the dad-on-a-rampage character. There's even a little "Taxi Driver" in him – and not only because of his gun and hairstyle.

If this is your poison go give Death Sentence a try.









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