The Gratuitous B-Movie Column: Force of Execution and The November Man Posted by Bryan Kristopowitz on 09.01.2014
A Steven Seagal September begins with Seagalís 2013 movie Force of Execution along with a bonus review of Pierce Brosnanís The November Man, plus two new batches of Things to Watch Out For This Week, a B-Movie News Roundup, and more. Check it out!
The Gratuitous B-Movie Column Issue #322: Force of Execution (2013) and The November Man (2014)
A Steven Seagal September: Week 1
Hello, everyone, and welcome once again to the internets movie review column that has never encountered actual muck, The Gratuitous B-Movie Column, and I am your host Bryan Kristopowitz. In this issue, issue number three hundred and twenty-two, A Steven Seagal September begins with a review of Seagal's 2013 effort Force of Execution. I had planned on also reviewing the Keanu Reeves movie Man of Tai Chi but the DVD I had crapped out. So, instead of Man of Tai Chi I'll review the Pierce Brosnan spy thriller The November Man, which is in movie theatres right this second.
Force of Execution (2013)
Force of Execution, directed by Keoni Waxman, is a strange goddamn action movie. It has no real plot and, at times, feel as though the people making the movie are just making it up as they go along. I sort of understood what was happening at the end of the movie, but even then I have a feeling I could be wrong about what the movie is actually about.
Seagal stars as Alexander Coates, a badass ex-military Special Ops operator who is now a crime boss in an unnamed city (I'm going to assume that the city is somewhere in the state of Arizona or New Mexico or perhaps California based solely on the quick background scenes we get of the desert). Alexander, or "Mr. Alexander" as he is sometimes called, sends his best henchman (Roman Hurst, as played by Bren Foster) into a prison to eliminate a prisoner that may squeal or something. Hurst, a badass in his own right, manages to infiltrate the prison dressed as a guard and, after beating the crap out of some regular prisoners and guards, shoots the squealer dead. However, when he sees Alexander again, Hurst finds out that he killed the wrong guy and, because of honor among crime bosses and whatnot, he will have to get his ass kicked by a fellow crime boss that Alexander likes to do business with. So Hurst gets beaten to within an inch of his life and decides to be a homeless drunk that tries to practice his martial arts skills when he has the time.
So then some stuff happens, the crime boss named Ice Man (the great Ving Rhames) gets out of prison, and a bunch of people get killed for some reason. Ice Man, who either works with or alongside Alexander, decides that he doesn't want to work with/for Alexander anymore and wants to create his own criminal empire. While that is going on, Hurst walks the streets drunk and depressed because he can no longer use his hands (his torturers smacked his hands with hammers multiple times, breaking them in multiple places). Hurst also likes to hang out behind a restaurant owned by the gruff badass Oso (Danny goddamn Trejo) as Oso gives him food and life advice. Hurst also has a thing for Oso's head waitress Karen (Jenny Gabrielle), presumably because she's blonde and pretty and she doesn't tell him to bug off all of the time.
Now, at this point in the movie the whole "Ice Man wants to take over Alexander's empire" thing starts to form as we get plenty of scenes where Ice Man tells various people that he wants to take over Alexander's empire. And, to a certain extent, Alexander knows what Ice Man is up to as he has people all over the place (Oso is an old friend and Karen is his girl or his daughter or something). But there's no real tension between Alexander and Ice Man and there's no real sense of danger when they meet. Is Ice Man playing Alexander? Is Alexander playing Ice Man somehow? Where's the tension? Where's the animosity? Where's the goddamn chemistry?
And then there's Hurst's storyline. Why is he still hanging around town? Why isn't he dead? Why hasn't he been killed by some gang member or one of Ice Man's crew? Shouldn't someone recognize him? And why didn't he try to find a doctor to fix his hands? I'm sure he had enough money saved up from his exploits as Alexander's top henchman to get the best hand surgeon in the world to fix his hands. So what the hell is going on there?
And what kind of crime boss is Alexander? What kind of crime empire does he control? He has the respect of various people, sure, but what exactly does he do? Is he a drug runner? Gun smuggler? Is he into racketeering? Is he into prostitution? What exactly is his deal? And why is he ex-military? Wouldn't the U.S. government want to eliminate him at some point (imagine what would happen if an investigative reporter found out that an ex-Special Forces operator is now a crime boss in Arizona. Isn't that the kind of thing that the "liberal" media would have a field day with? Or is Alexander's crime syndicate all part of an elaborate scheme put together by Alexander and his old government contacts?).
I'm more confused now than when I was watching the movie. What the hell is this movie supposed to be about? And what the hell does Force of Execution mean?
At least the movie has plenty of nifty action scenes. Seagal gets to kick ass quite a few times and it looks like him doing the ass kicking most of the time. Rhames looks good in his street fighting scenes and still knows how to wield a gun. And Trejo gets in some good shots towards the end of the movie. The flick's standout in terms of both action scenes and overall presence is Foster. He is a very talented martial artist who always looks good beating the crap out of someone, even when he can't use his hands. And he isn't bad actor, either. He never looks foolish in his quiet moments and seems at home doing both acting and ass kicking. Why the hell doesn't he have his own series of low budget action flicks? Bren Foster is a freaking star!
The action scenes in general are well thought out and easy to understand. The final siege battle is one of the better direct-to-video final siege battles of the last five years. I do wish the final confrontation was better as it comes off as "we have to end the movie and we only have like an hour of filming time left so let's just do this and we'll make it more exciting in post-production." You never want to end your action movie that way. Why isn't there a big fight at the end?
Force of Execution could have been better and should have been better. What the hell were the producers thinking? At least it's watchable. Was that what they were going for? Watchability, plot be damned? I'll say yes because I don't want to believe that the producers were just making it up as they went along. That just seems wrong.
It's confusing as hell and doesn't make a bit of sense, but you should see Force of Execution anyway. Perhaps you will figure it out.
See Force of Execution. See it, see it, see it.
So what do we have here?
Dead bodies: Lots.
Explosions: A few.
Nudity?: Yes. And some of it is actually pretty good.
Doobage: A secret door, torture, multiple instances of ass kicking, arm breaking, throat crushing, two silver .45 magnums, an elaborate story about stabbing a guy, sleeper hold, thrown night stick to the face, front face neck breaking, a prison guard beatdown, hot women, more torture, serious hand breaking, a flashback training montage, multiple crime lord meetings, snitch beating, stripper nudity, trash collection, a late night dinner, a chop shop assault, drugs transferred in steel drums, attempted suicide, kidnapping, a diner beatdown, a very dead guy in a car, more stripper nudity, man sent through a wall, scorpions, shotgun blast to the chest, more hand hammering, more kidnapping, face slapping, knife to the chest, attempted hole digging, a chainsaw, a Steven Seagal knife fight, a compound shootout, a flash bang grenade, guy falling through glass coffee table in slow motion, more knife fighting, a vicious clothesline, another knife to the chest, bullet to the face, and a strange ending.
Kim Richards?: None.
Gratuitous: Steven Seagal, Steven Seagal with a goatee, Steven Seagal doing a voiceover, grainy surveillance footage, torture, Ving Rhames, Ving Rhames in prison, Danny Trejo as a diner owner, mayonnaise, strip club nudity, Mexican witchdoctor hooey, scorpions, and a story that doesn't make a lick of sense.
Best lines: "All it takes is one dumb motherfucker to come in and try to tear everything down," "He's not the one," "You can call me Ice," "Stop wasting my dick time!," "Hey, don't be shitting in my toilet, all right?," "That's enough, Bruce Lee," "Quit playing around!," "This Ice Man? He ain't shit!," "That crazy motherfucker thinks he can go up against Mr. Alexander. Shit just got real," "Neighborhood!," "I like you nigga!," "How the hell is scorpion poison supposed to fix your hands?," "You're too late. He's going to get you. The shadow is back," "One fucking shovel?," "Gut him like a pig!," and "I said how the hell do I get out of here? You die."
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Things to Watch Out For This Week: Part 1
-Cabin Fever: Patient Zero: I reviewed this flick here. It's pretty dang decent as a sequel prequel. It's also incredibly gross. Incredibly gross. Awesome stuff.
-Bigfoot Wars: Bigfoot movies have become quite common recently, and Bigfoot Wars, based solely on the trailer below, looks better than all of them combined. Check out that quick scene where the woman is dragged away by the monster. Is that awesome looking or what?
-Devil's Mile: This is some sort of crime thriller-horror hybrid deal, or at least that's what it's being marketed as. The DVD cover makes me think it's some sort of homage to the modern Japanese ghost movie. Perhaps the actual movie is something else entirely. I'm interested enough to find out.
-Citizen Koch: This documentary on the ultra-right wing brothers of destruction has generated some good reviews and pissed off some right wingers, which makes it an automatic must see. It'll be interesting to see if this movie has any impact on the upcoming mid-term Congressional elections. It probably won't, but, hey, you never know.
B-Movie News Roundup
Escape from New York remake casting rumors: The internets has been talking about a remake/reboot of John Carpenter's brilliant Escape From New York for several years now, so there's a huge chance that the recent rumors regarding who will play Snake Plissken in the reboot as just rumors and nothing more. Jason Statham was allegedly being sought for the part at one time, as were Tom Hardy and Gerard Butler. Now, according to Starlog, Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal, and Dan Stevens are in the running for Snake's eye patch. Are any of them good choices?
Hunnam could do a good job. He knows how to be a badass (he is the star of Sons of Anarchy) and he can carry a movie, as seen in the tremendous Pacific Rim. Bernthal could do it, too, because he knows how to be both a badass and an asshole (his entire run on The Walking Dead is proof of that). Dan Stevens? Eh. He could surprise the world by doing a great job, but to me he looks too young and pretty to be the baddest man in the world. The producers would be better off getting Hunnam or Bernthal (or even Michael Biehn. Or how about Nicolas Cage?).
Now, the thing I'm really concerned about is the apparent remake script that the producers want to use. EFNY the remake is set to be an ensemble movie where Plissken is the leader of a team of criminals that have to infiltrate the New York City prison (or whatever the heck it is) for some reason. The leader of a team? A team? For how long? The whole movie? The first twenty minutes? The team concept sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
But then what kind of Snake are we going to get? Are we going to get a full on Kurt Russell homage or are we going to get a "modern" Plissken, where he's more in-tune with the world and more savvy, more hip and edgy? I wouldn't be surprised if the producers try to make Plissken funnier and more of a goof ball (the idea worked in Guardians of the Galaxy). Because that's what people want to see nowadays.
What the heck happened to the whole "Plissken has to be played by an American?" Didn't Russell say as much at one point during the last batch of rumors? Is that edict still in play? If it is, doesn't that eliminate Hunnam and Stevens since they're British?
And who is going to direct? Len Wiseman isn't in the running anymore, nor is Breck Eisner, and the producers, at least according to Starlog, don't have anyone lined up at the moment. Shouldn't the movie get a director first and then figure out the rest of it?
What's wrong with giving John Carpenter a chance to do a proper third real Plissken adventure? I bet Kurt Russell would be up for it.
The November Man (2014)
The November Man, directed by Roger Donaldson, is the kind of movie I wish got more regular play in movie theatres. It isn't anything particularly special and isn't an event picture like a Marvel movie, but it is solid action movie entertainment that is just fine with being solid action movie entertainment.
The movie stars Pierce Brosnan as Peter Devereaux, a retired CIA assassin that is brought back into the spy business when his old handler/boss/pal Hanley (the great Bill Smitrovich) asks him to track down and rescue his ex-wife Natalia (Mediha Musliovic), who is working undercover in the Russian parliament with potential future Russian president Arkady Federov (Lazar Ristovski). Natalia knows something potentially damaging to Federov and she wants out. Devereaux isn't too keen on getting back into the spy business as he has managed to carve out a nice little life for himself in Switzerland (he has a small business that makes money), but he still has a thing for Natalia and, hey, who says no to a good friend? So Devereaux goes to Moscow to get Natalia out. Of course, since this is a spy movie, getting Natalia out of Moscow is a massive undertaking that involves a high speed chase and multiple gun battles. Thinking that he has a few moments of quiet to pump his ex for info Devereaux asks Natalia what she knows. Before she can divulge anything important, however, she's shot by a sniper. Supremely pissed off, Devereaux starts killing everything in sight, blowing away multiple heavily armed goons in broad daylight. With one goon left, Devereaux slows down a bit and waits to see who the heck shot Natalia. He doesn't like what he sees.
Mason (Luke Bracey), Devereaux's former partner, is in Moscow and he's the one that shot Natalia. What the hell is going on here? Devereaux intends to find out.
Back at CIA headquarters, the agency is in full on meltdown mode. Who the hell reactivated Devereaux? What was he doing in Moscow? CIA honcho Perry Weinstein (Will Patton) wants to know. He orders Hanley's arrest (the poor dude is tasered and locked inside an interrogation room that's inside a shipping container) and orders Mason to find his former mentor, get information from him, and, if necessary, take the old man out.
So then some stuff happens, Devereaux does some investigative work, and Alice the social worker (Olga Kurylenko) enters the picture. Alice is believed to have worked with someone who has information that could be damaging to Federov and a nosy reporter with the New York Times, Edgar Simpson (Patrick Kennedy), wants to know what she knows. As Simpson tries to find out what Alice knows and Devereaux tries to track her down, a contract killer (Alexa, played by Amila Terzimehic) is dispatched to find Alice and kill her. Who is going to get Alice first and what the heck does she know?
The November Man does contain a few surprises, although if you've seen a modern spy movie (or a direct-to-DVD action movie with an Eastern European setting) the surprises won't be that surprising. Director Donaldson does manage to build some good suspense every so often and knows how to keep the audience guessing (when you think back about the story what happens is pretty obvious, but at the same time there are moments where Donaldson seems to be going somewhere else with his story). The back and forth between Brosnan and Bracey doesn't really heat up until Brosnan's Devereaux confronts Bracey's Mason and teaches him a new lesson on killing people (you'll know the scene when it happens). Brosnan has great chemistry, though, with Smitrovich. The first time we see them together you get the sense immediately that they've been through the wars together and like each other immensely. Brosnan and Kurylenko don't have romantic chemistry (which is fine because the movie doesn't really go in that direction) but they do have good action movie chemistry. Brosnan's Devereaux needs Kurylenko's Alice to complete his mission and he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. You don't see that kind of thing all that often, especially when you have a former James Bond and a former Bond girl (not in the same movie) in the same movie and Olga Kurylenko looks like Olga Kurylenko.
The flick's action scenes are solid and interesting, and most of the shoot outs have some zing to them. There isn't as much hand-to-hand stuff as I thought there would be, especially with a contract killer assassin running around. I really thought that Devereaux and Alexa would get to mix it up, or at least Mason and Alexa. All of the gun fights are bloody, so kudos to Donaldson for that. There's also way more nudity than I thought there would be.
The cast is generally excellent. Brosnan is in full on badass mode as Devereaux. Physically he doesn't look like much of a threat but when he starts walking and shooting Devereaux is a believable killing machine. Bracey doesn't have much of a big screen presence but he grows on you (he also does quite well in his action scenes). Smitrovich is hilarious as Hanley. You will enjoy every second he's on screen. And Kurylenko is just superb as Alice. She's smart, she's resourceful, and she looks great in a short skirt. The only member of the cast who is given the short end of the stick is Patton. His Weinstein just oozes sleaze and you hate him but he isn't around long enough to really matter. He should have been given a more substantial role, or at least two more scenes. Perhaps hell become a bigger deal in a sequel?
And, yes, it sounds like there will be a sequel to The November Man. And I am very down with that. If only the world would allow Dolph Lundgren's low budget spy type action thrillers into movie theatres. If that happened the world would instantly become a much cooler place. It really would.
Hooray for The November Man. You should check it out. Again, it isn't anything special, but it is a solid piece of action movie entertainment. It isn't perfect but it's still pretty dang good.
See The November Man. See it, see it, see it.
So what do we have here?
Dead bodies: 20+
Explosions: Two big ones and a few smaller ones.
Nudity?: Yes. And some of it is pretty good.
Doobage: A spy mission gone awry, sniper hooey, a folder full of information, a surveillance drone, someone stealing stuff out of a hidden safe, a small car chase, more sniper hooey with blood, secret agent killing, exploding van, phone destruction, an evil female assassin, very gross stretches, ugly feet, shrink wrap bondage, ice tea canister to the face, a vicious elbow to the face, strip club hooey with people doing cocaine, a CIA personnel file, cell phone buying, a bowl of blueberries, serious booze drinking, sex, showering, hostage taking, thigh slashing, serious throat slashing, thigh touching, mirror smashing, mirror shard to the neck, attempted confession, a boiler room brawl with strangulation, pipe to the face, an explanation of what "November Man" means, journalism, a vicious punch to the face, serious shotgun hooey in slow motion, shovel to the face, knee breaking, and a wicked head shot.
Kim Richards?: Yes. Multiple times.
Gratuitous: Pierce Brosnan as a spy, Corky's father, a surveillance drone, Will Patton, smoothie making, a New York Times reporter, a female assassin, Chechnya and oil, a thumb drive, Pierce Brosnan eating blueberries, Olga Kurylenko dressed as a hooker, off screen child rape in flashback, "deliberate seat belt malfunction" hooey, talk of the "civilized world," Congressional testimony, and a wicked head shot.
Best lines: "You feel the need for a relationship? Get a dog," "Body armor is not going to stop a head shot!," "She was one of ours Weinstein!," "Who is Devereaux?," "I can't believe you still have the same phone number," "So all your friends try to kill you? Eventually," "Show me your tits," "Where the fuck are the other guys?," "What happened in Moscow?," "Don't put your faith in me, Alice. I promise I'll disappoint you," "You can be a human or a killer of humans but not both," "Who the fuck have you been talking to?," "Yeah, the boy did good," "You're a weapon, Mason. A damn good one. I value that," "Peter Devereaux, you know what we used to call you? The November Man, cause after you passed through, nothing lived," "Hanley, why are you sweating? Because it's fucking hot!," "The thing is I like it this way," and "Let's catch a train."
Things to Watch Out For This Week: Part 2
-Starship Rising: I haven't seen Starship Rising but, I think it's safe to say that it's terrible. With writer-director Neil Johnson at the helm, Rising probably looks good but is a chore to sit through. The story won't make any sense, the acting will be horrendous, and the special effects will be breathtaking and kind of sad at the same time. Why do people keep giving Johnson money to make movies? I don't get it. I just don't.
-Person of Interest Season 3: Person of Interest is one of the best shows on TV. The third season saw the end of one ongoing storyline, the sudden death of a major character, and a change in direction. What the heck does season 4 have in store for us? I can't wait to find out.
-Chicago Fire Season 2: Chicago Fire is a good show that has a decent sized audience but gets very little recognition from the hip and edgy "serious TV" crowd, which is a damn shame because it deserves more exposure. If you haven't bothered to watch the show, pick up this DVD set and get ready for season 3. You will be hooked.
-Chicago P.D. Season 1: This new cop show, which takes place in the same world as Chicago Fire, is a badass show featuring one of the biggest douchebags in the history of cop TV, Sgt. Hank Voight, played by Jason Beghe. Just like its sister show, Chicago P.D. deserves a bigger pop culture profile because it's too good to be ignored. And Beghe should be racking up awards nominations. I bet if this was a cable show he would.
Who is this week's Douchebag of the Week? Go here and find out!
Indycar and NASCAR thoughts
The 2014 Verizon Indycar Series season is over and, amazingly, Will Power is the champion. I say amazingly because Power, who drives for the powerhouse Team Penske, should have been at least a two-time champion going into the California Speedway finale Saturday night but, due to mistakes and bad luck, Power has been shut out of winning the championship multiple times. And it didn't look good again for Power on Saturday as he qualified poorly and didn't seem to have the necessary speed to keep up with second place points man, his Team Penske teammate and tax cheat Helio Castroneves. When the race started Power dropped back, presumably to avoid any big wrecks at the start of the race. Apparently dropping back at the beginning of the race was what his race strategist Tim Cindric wanted to do. Because the race awarded double points Power needed to finish sixth or better to lock up the title; Castroneves needed to essentially win. Dropping back was all a part of the plan.
The race, as usual, was spectacular. There was plenty of passing and strategy on display, not to mention some insane moves for position. Ryan Hunter-Reay and Scott Dixon had some hair moments on the track. And oval specialist Ed Carpenter, who qualified poorly, was fast from the beginning and became a legitimate threat to win the race at around half-way. Josef Newgarden was fast the whole race, too.
I was shocked that there was so much green flag racing. I didn't expect to see many wrecks, especially after Mikhail Eleshin's horrendous practice wreck Friday night, but I did expect to see some massive engine failures and parts issues. With all of the debris the Indycars kick up at California and the speeds the cars run I expected to see engines detonating with about fifty laps to. That didn't happen. In fact, there was only one caution period the entire race, when Hunter-Reay spun out on the front stretch. Outside of winning the Indy 500 Hunter-Reay hasn't had much luck at 500 mile races this year (he had a major parts failure at Pocono).
Juan Pablo Montoya had a great race as he was a threat to win the entire night. Scott Dixon had a good race, and Takuma Sato had a good night, too, finishing sixth. James Hinchcliffe, who could be looking for a ride in 2015, had a good race and finished fifth. The Honda teams didn't seem to have as much power as the Chevrolet teams, which is surprising to me because, after three years, you would think that Honda would have more overall speed, especially on the superspeedways. What the hell are they waiting for?
And kudos to Tony Kanaan for winning the MAVTV 500, his first win of the year in the Chip Ganassi #10. TK finally figured out how to get to the end in first place and his victory lane interview was great stuff. Kanaan should be a bigger threat to win in 2015.
I enjoyed California quite a bit. It was one of the best races of the year and it was a fine example of what the Indycar Series can do on a big oval. Hopefully California is back on the 2015 schedule and is once again the season finale. The race needs more cars, yes, but the on track racing as a whole is second to none. The pack racing thing is gone, so now there's no excuse to have more ovals on the schedule. I wouldn't be surprised, though, if there isn't a movement to change the wall structure at California and Pocono and Texas in light of the Aleshin accident. Hunter-Reay believes that the concrete part of the wall needs to be extended up a few feet to make it less likely a crashing car gets caught up in the catch fence. That's probably not a bad idea, but I doubt California and Pocono will want to alter their walls (I know Texas won't) because of the expense involved.
The series didn't announce the 2015 schedule last week, which is somewhat surprising. You would think that the series would have more in line for next season, especially with the prospect of two or three international races in the works. Texas will return, as will Iowa and Milwaukee. New Orleans is set to be added to the schedule and a Canadian race will have to be figured out at some point. Hopefully there will be an official schedule announcement soon. I want to know what we're going to see in 2015. We should also see more about the proposed "aero kits" soon, too. Just how different are these kits going to make the cars look?
Ugh. The Indycar season is over. That's depressing. At least NASCAR is still on TV.
And speaking of NASCAR, the Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series were both at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Tony Stewart decided to come back and race and the media in general (both sports and mainstream) flipped out. I'm watching the Sprint Cup race at the moment and it's been an okay race. It looks like Kevin Harvick, who dominated the Nationwide race on Saturday, is the driver to beat. He isn't in the lead at the moment but he still looks like the guy everyone else is going to have to pass to win.
The Nationwide race was a bore. The Camping World Truck Series race on Sunday afternoon was pretty decent, though. The sole road course race of the year for the Trucks started off with road course ringer Alex Tagliani winning the pole and dominating the first segment of the event. I didn't think Tagliani would lose, but some bad pit luck cost him some track position and suddenly it was all about Ryan Blaney and German Quiroga chasing Blaney down. They put on a great race, especially on the final lap. I'm shocked no one ended up in the wall. Good stuff.
Richmond is next for the Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series, with Nationwide racing on Friday night and Sprint Cup racing on Saturday night. The Trucks return in two weeks at Chicagoland. After the Sprint Cup race on Saturday night we will know who is in the Chase. It'll be interesting to see who gets in on points. The Sprint Cup race will be on ABC and the Nationwide race will be on ESPN2.
Next week: Steven Seagal September continues with A Good Man (2014) and bonus feature Conspiracy (2008) starring Val Kilmer!
Well, I think that'll be about it for this issue. B-movies rule, always remember that.
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Force of Execution
Steven Seagal- Alexander Coates Ving Rhames- Ice Man Danny Trejo- Oso Bren Foster- Roman Hurst Jenny Gabrielle- Karen David House- Dre Dylan Kenin- Sasha J.D. Garfield- Cesare Johnnie Hector- Romero
Directed by Keoni Waxman Screenplay by Richard Beattie and Michael Black
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment and Voltage Pictures
Rated R for strong violence throughout, sexual content/nudity and pervasive language Runtime- 99 minutes
Pierce Brosnan- Peter Devereaux Luke Bracey- Mason Olga Kurylenko- Alice Bill Smitrovich- Hanley Amila Terzimehic- Alexa Lazar Ristovski- Arkady Federov Mediha Musliovic- Natalia Ulanova Eliza Taylor- Sarah Caterina Scorsone- Celia Akie Kotabe- Meyers Will Patton- Perry Weinstein Patrick Kennedy- Edgar Simpson
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Screenplay by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek, based on the novel There Are No Spies by Bill Granger
Distributed by Relativity Media
Rated Rfor strong violence including a sexual assault, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug use Runtime- 108 minutes