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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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Lucia
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Gorman
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Laurie
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Josh
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Dara
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Esmael
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Zahir
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Meckler
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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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Instinct is his greatest weapon.

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Action | Thriller

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

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7 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fría luz del día  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,831,588 (USA) (7 September 2012)

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$3,749,061 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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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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Will pulls and releases the slide on his semi-automatic pistol twice (once in the lavatory and once outside the uncle's flat), after he's already fired it in earlier scenes. This would have ejected a round already in the chamber. See more »

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Will: Dad was no traitor... Carrack played him, played him just like she played the Israelis
Lucia: Israelis are out there right?
Will: Let's hope so
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) See more »

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Nobody But You
Written by Ali Dee, Alana Da Fonseca and Dan Zank
Performed by Alana Da Fonseca (as Alana D)
Courtesy of Deetown Entertainment
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Average film, distinct lack of Bruce!
15 April 2012 | by (Kerry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Well I wasn't expecting much from this film to begin with and I certainly wasn't wrong with how the film panned out. When I arrived in the theatre there was background music playing over the trailers and adverts. This even continued into the start of the film! Therefore I couldn't actually hear what was going on for the first 3 or 4 minutes. I should have known what my experience was going to be like after that. I thought the film had a promising start with Willis being about the only semblance of my enjoyment. But it all went downhill after the first 25 minutes or so. I thought the script was dire and the action sequences were poorly directed. In some of the scenes I could plainly tell an effort was being made by the director to imitate some classic action scenes in the Bourne series. The whole business with the briefcase also left a lot to be desired.

Weaver's performance was puzzling. She appears as a ruthless agency operative but at points in the film I was wondering if she thought she was starring in a comedy with her outrageous behaviour in some of the end scenes. Overall I'd say save your money for a better film that doesn't try to rip off other films in its genre.


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