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The Cold Light of Day (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 7 September 2012 (USA)
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After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

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Mabrouk El Mechri
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Cavill ... Will
Verónica Echegui ... Lucia
Bruce Willis ... Martin
Sigourney Weaver ... Carrack
Joseph Mawle ... Gorman
Caroline Goodall ... Laurie
Rafi Gavron ... Josh
Emma Hamilton ... Dara
Michael Budd ... Esmael
Roschdy Zem ... Zahir
Óscar Jaenada ... Maximo
Joe Dixon ... Dixon
Jim Piddock ... Meckler
Fermí Reixach ... Carlos
Lolo Herrero ... Reynaldo
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Storyline

The young Wall Street trader, Will Shaw, is in for a shock when some powerful opponents abduct his family during a sailing trip in Spain. Now, as Will and his father, Martin Shaw, find themselves dragged into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game fanned by a sinister government conspiracy, a stolen briefcase becomes a pole of attraction to the ruthless kidnappers who are willing to go to great lengths to retrieve the mysterious valise. More and more, the noose is tightening around Martin and Shaw, and, little by little, dark and well-kept family secrets come to the surface. In this deadly confrontation, the father and son can trust no one. What will the cold light of day bring? Written by Nick Riganas

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The truth will come to light. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Despite prominent billing in the credits, Bruce Willis only has about 30 minutes of total screen time. See more »

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When Will (Henry Cavill) gets back on the boat in the Beginning of the movie to find no one is on the boat, he looks into a cubby with a mirror with his reflection. You see him for sure on the top right, before the switch, you see the camera person hands and wires 00:15:39-00:15:40. See more »

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Lucia: Sometimes I think, the more a parent is absent, the more you love them.
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) See more »

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Forbidden Love
Written by Laura Reed
Performed by Laura Reed, Pino Squillace and Damien Horne
Courtesy of Pino Musica
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Cashing in on Bourne
24 August 2012 | by brijs82-458-528496See all my reviews

Even without a viewing of the trailer, I came into this movie with mildly high expectations as the the outline and cast list sold it to me. I wasn't expecting ground breaking, I wasn't expecting Willis/Weaver to have the roles of their careers, I was however expecting a middle of the road Bourne style action/mystery/spy thriller that had me entertained and interested... I was WRONG.

Although I wasn't expecting anything new, I thought maybe a new take? No. This movie was the movie you've seen a million times, but worse. It was clichéd to the extreme, the acting was laughable and wooden and everything about it seemed hard work. Even the one scene Willis and Weaver shared together seemed laboured, like neither really wanted to be there at all.

There is nothing memorable about any part of this film whatsoever other than the blatant and at times literally 'in your face' product placement. I've never seen anything quite like it. The whole movie looked like it was written in 5 minutes with the sole purpose of cashing in on Bourne, selling a few Audi's and cans of Cola, and providing Mr Willis and Ms Weaver one more paycheck before inevitable retirement (seems Weaver will do anything for a peanut these days).

2/10. Poor, poor waste of time. Avoid.


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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

Hebrew | English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,831,588, 9 September 2012

Gross USA:

$3,763,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,863,583
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2.35 : 1
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