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Seeking Justice (2011)

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After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.

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Roger Donaldson

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Todd Hickey (story), Robert Tannen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Will Gerard
January Jones ... Laura Gerard
Guy Pearce ... Simon
Harold Perrineau ... Jimmy
Jennifer Carpenter ... Trudy
Irone Singleton ... Scar
Wayne Pére ... Cancer (as Wayne Pere)
Xander Berkeley ... Lieutenant Durgan
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Detective Green
Dikran Tulaine ... Sideburns
Joe Chrest ... Detective Rudeski
Demetrius Bridges ... Edwin
Jason Davis ... Alan Marsh
Brett Gentile ... Bourdette
Renwick D. Scott II ... Kid 1 (as Renwick Dwight Scott)
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Storyline

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Vengeance always has a price See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hungry Rabbit Jumps See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$249,912, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$411,746

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,089,528
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

The day before she is attacked, Will and Laura see a report on Bourdette's death on a TV at the hotel bar. Later, one of the cops mentions that Laura was raped last September. But when Will watches the DVD interview with Bourdette that was recorded moments before his death, Marsh says it's November 3rd. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alan Marsh: Are you wasting my time, Bourdette? Are you wasting my time?
Bourdette: If they find out I'm talking to you, they'll... they'll kill me.
Alan Marsh: Tell me how it works.
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Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Seeking Justice' (2012) See more »

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The Parting Glass
Traditional
Arranged by Danny O'Flaherty
Performed by Danny O'Flaherty
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Serious Plot Issues But a Good Action Flick
30 May 2012 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

After his wife (January Jones) is assaulted, a husband (Nic Cage) enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a "favor" from him in return.

This is neither Cage's best film or his worst. It is also not his best hair, or his worst. In fact, I may have to give Cage some credit... his acting was far better than this film ended up calling for.

Not that the movie is all bad. Had it been a novel, it would have been a best-selling thriller. But it sort of crumbles as a film for one reason: plot holes. Simon and his cronies are just too powerful, know too much, too soon. It is not adequately explained, and the logical answers that the audience might dream up without evidence only leads to an even wilder conspiracy... in short, try not to think too much while watching this.

The action is good, the humor is decent, and the suspense is top notch -- it is the most tension you will ever feel while watching a man buy a candy bar. But it just does not add up. Good acting, good action and suspense do not make a movie if the story itself is not complete. In short, this film's biggest problem is the lack of a script doctor. A few tweaks, a tightening of events, this could have been a blockbuster and demanded a franchise or sequel.


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