Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

Andrew Davis (2001)

104min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A heroic firefighter is plunged into the world of international terrorism when his wife and child are killed in a horrific attack. Disillusioned with the progress of the official investigation, he decides to take on the villains himself and heads for Colombia on a dangerous mission of revenge, determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. Action thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Francesca Neri, Elias Koteas and Cliff Curtis.

Cast & Crew

Gordy Brewer Arnold Schwarzenegger
Selena Perrini Francesca Neri
Agent Brandt Elias Koteas
Claudio Cliff Curtis
Felix John Leguizamo
Sean Armstrong John Turturro
Phipps Miguel Sandoval
Mauro Tyler Garcia Posey
Director Andrew Davis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence, swearing and drug abuse. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama