Collateral Damage

  • 15
  • Andrew Davis (2001)
  • US
  • 104 min
Collateral Damage
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Temporarily shelved after the events of 9/11 because of its subject matter and the public's supposed decreased appetite for destruction, this film was lucky to eventually see the light of day a mere six months later. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a vengeful firefighter hunting the Colombian terrorists who've blown up an embassy building, killing his wife and child. The film's start and finish are pure Arnie - with plenty of bang for your buck - but the flabby middle section sees Schwarzenegger's one-man army collecting a woman and child to protect which muddles both the action and the revenge theme. There are also inconsistencies in the portrayal of the baddies - the film-makers can't seem to decide whether they are passionate freedom fighters or sadistic torturers. Competently directed by Andrew Davis, but with none of the flair he brought to The Fugitive, this movie is for hardcore Schwarzenegger fans only.

Plot Summary

Action thriller from the director of The Fugitive, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Los Angeles firefighter Gordy Brewer loses his beloved wife and son to a bomb attack masterminded by Colombian terrorist "The Wolf ". But the subsequent indifference shown by the authorities compels Gordy to embark upon his own, particularly personal, mission of revenge.

Cast and crew


Gordy Brewer
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Agent Brandt
Elias Koteas
Selena Perrini
Francesca Neri
Claudio, "El Lobo" Perrini
Cliff Curtis
John Leguizamo
Sean Armstrong
John Turturro
Miguel Sandoval
Harry Lennix
Anne Brewer
Lindsay Frost
Agent Russo
Jane Lynch


Andrew Davis

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Violence, swearing and drug abuse.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 5 Apr 2002
Certificate 15