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Seeking Justice (2011)

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After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.

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Roger Donaldson

Writers:

Todd Hickey (story), Robert Tannen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Will Gerard
January Jones ... Laura Gerard
Guy Pearce ... Simon
Harold Perrineau ... Jimmy
Jennifer Carpenter ... Trudy
Irone Singleton ... Scar
Wayne Pére ... Cancer (as Wayne Pere)
Xander Berkeley ... Lieutenant Durgan
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Detective Green
Dikran Tulaine ... Sideburns
Joe Chrest ... Detective Rudeski
Demetrius Bridges ... Edwin
Jason Davis ... Alan Marsh
Brett Gentile ... Bourdette
Renwick D. Scott II Renwick D. Scott II ... Kid 1 (as Renwick Dwight Scott)
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Storyline

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Vengeance always has a price See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hungry Rabbit Jumps See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$249,912, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$411,746

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,355,798
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

When Simon enters the toilets in the sports stadium, a man with a striped top and distinguishable facial hair can be seen entering behind him. A few moments later upon leaving the stadium the same extra can be clearly seen opening the door for Simon, only this time wearing a security uniform. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alan Marsh: Are you wasting my time, Bourdette? Are you wasting my time?
Bourdette: If they find out I'm talking to you, they'll... they'll kill me.
Alan Marsh: Tell me how it works.
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Soundtracks

The Parting Glass
Traditional
Arranged by Danny O'Flaherty
Performed by Danny O'Flaherty
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A Promise Is a Promise and The Hungry Rabbit Jumps
10 March 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New Orleans, the English teacher of the high school Rampart High Will Gerard (Nicolas Cage) and his wife, the musician Laura Gerard (January Jones), are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves the rehearsal in a theater and is assaulted and beat up by a rapist while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy (Harold Perrineau).

Will stays in the hospital and out of the blue, a stranger named Simon (Guy Pearce) tells that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the rapist. In return, they would want a favor from Will in the future. Will accepts the agreement, the criminal is murdered and six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He gives the password "The hungry rabbit jumps" to Will that learns that he shall kill the pedophile Alan Marsh (Jason Davis). Will accidentally kills Alan and sooner he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him.

"Seeking Justice" is an entertaining thriller with a good story that entwines the idea of "Death Wish" with "The Star Chamber". The non-stop action does not give time to the viewer to think and consequently hides the flaws in the screenplay. The forgettable story is quite predictable; Nicolas Cage and January Jones have good performances; but in the end I enjoyed this film. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Pacto" ("The Pact")


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