After a personal visit by God himself, the eccentric construction worker Gary Faulkner takes the decision to embark on an adventure in the badlands of Pakistan to bring Al-Qaeda's leader Osama Bin Laden to justice.
Veteran CIA agent Evan Lake has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.Written by
Star Nicolas Cage went gray-haired to play the lead central character of Evan Lake in this picture. See more »
When Evan Lake and his colleague Milton Schultz arrive at the Bucharest hospital, they are in a white car. But, when they leave with the Romanian lady, in her car, she has parked in the space they used - and there is no sign of their own car. See more »
[to the CIA director]
You've got your head so far up Obama's ass that all you can see is his shit anymore.
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This isn't Cage's best film, but his performance was good, and it was different in that he depicted a superannuated CIA agent with an illness and who was still obsessed with taking down a terrorist before his time is up. The relevant message which is important is his depiction of the CIA for what it has become, and bravely, Cage announces, as is the case, that the CIA has its head up Obama's ass and has lost its values. This is truth. Although, I think to some degree that the reverse is also true. In any case, while it is not a dynamic thriller, until the very very end, it carries itself along and as I said, it is clearly an attempt to make a statement about America's intelligence community - which sore fully needs to get its head out of a few dark places and get focused on true values.
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