Death Sentence

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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:


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(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.