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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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Maximo
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Dixon
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Meckler
Fermí Reixach ...
Carlos
Lolo Herrero ...
Reynaldo
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Instinct is his greatest weapon.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fría luz del día  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$765,626 (Spain) (6 April 2012)

Gross:

$3,749,061 (USA) (30 September 2012)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Henry Cavill turned up on set, he had just finished shooting Immortals (2011) and came sporting an extremely muscular and ultra-ripped physique. Director Mabrouk El Mechri told him that he had to play an ordinary man and that his current body would be completely wrong for the character. Henry Cavill had to lose all the muscle tone and mass that he gained over the previous six months to get his body to look like that of an average man. He did it by eating and drinking a lot and not working out. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Will: Agent? How about terrorist?
Zahir: Terrorist? My wife and son met a terrorist once in a café in Bazzra, in an instant they and fifteen others were turned to ash in a resulting blast
[shows a cutting of a terrorist bombing]
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Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) See more »

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Plaza De Madrid
Written and Performed by Ed Hartman
Courtesy of HD Music Now
By arrangement with Syncalicious Music
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Horrible Movie
3 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The cinematography is migraine-inducing, the directing is pathetic and the main character is laughable with the most exaggerated of acting methods. It seems the entire premise of the movie is to blur in and out of frames while affording no story, no character development and ultimately no point to over half of the existing scenes.

I did not have the opportunity to walk out of the theater because of the company I was with. However, if I could, I would have because it is simply impossible to maintain any interest in this movie. I do not think it is worth seeing anything this director makes in the future.


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