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Butterfly on a Wheel

  • Drama
  • 2007
  • Mike Barker
  • 91 mins
  • 15

Summary

Crime thriller starring Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello and Gerard Butler.Suburban couple Neil and Abby Randall seem to have it all, but when their daughter is kidnapped, the stage is set for the complete destruction of their happy life within 24 hours. The hostage taker isn't in it for the money as much as the sheer joy of pushing the couple beyond all reasonable limits to get their daughter back.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

After losing his Bond role to Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan revelled in a string of bad-boy roles: The Matador, Married Life - and this. Brosnan plays a gun-toting thug who takes hostage a successful and seemingly happily married couple (Gerard Butler, Maria Bello), tells them he is holding their child, then blackmails them into dismantling their perfectly ordered lives. There is, of course, a hidden agenda for it all. Brosnan overacts a bit, as he has a habit of doing. And the twist ending strains credulity somewhat. But decent performances and glossy production values mean this just about sustains the interest.

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Credits

Cast

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Tom RyanPierce Brosnan
Abby RandallMaria Bello
Neil RandallGerard Butler
Sophie RandallEmma Karwandy
JudyClaudette Mink
Helen SchriverDesiree Zurowski
Jerry CraneNicholas Lea
Karl GrangerPeter Keleghan
DianeSamantha Ferris
Dave CarverMalcolm Stewart

Crew

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DirectorMike Barker

Details

Guidance
Violence and some swearing.
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