Vanilla Sky is a 2001 American romantic mystery thriller film directed by Cameron Crowe and produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner and Cameron Crowe. The screenplay was written by Cameron Crowe and is based on ‘Abre Los Ojos‘ by Alejandro Amenabar Mateo Gil.
Rated: R (movie contains sexuality and strong language) Run Time: 2h 16min Release Date: December 14, 2001 (USA) Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller Director: Cameron Crowe Studio: Paramount Pictures Budget: $68 Million Box Office: $203.4 Million
Vanilla Sky is the story of David Aames Jr. (Tom Cruise), a self-indulgent and vain publishing tycoon who is involved in a horrific car accident caused by a resentful lover. McCabe (Kurt Russell) is a police psychologist who is interviewing Aames about the events that led to his incarceration. David has been charged with a murder he cannot remember and wears a mysterious pale mask.
David is a playboy and womanizer who finds romantic redemption when he falls in love with his best friend’s girlfriend Sofia (Penelope Cruz). Before that relationship can begin, however, David is coaxed into a car driven by an ex-lover, Julie (Cameron Diaz) who turns out to be suicidal. Driving her car off a bridge, Julie kills her self and horribly disfigures David.
Reconstructive surgery and the loving support of Sofia seem to reverse David’s luck, but eerie incidents are soon making him question the reality of his existence and his control over his life, even while he is suspected of complicity in Julie’s death.
“Most of us live our whole lives…without any real adventure to call our own.” – Rebecca Dearborn
“Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.” – Sofia Serrano
“There is no murder. There is no murder!” – David Aames
“Even in the future, the sweet is never as sweet without the sour.” – Edmund Ventura
A Time to Kill is a 1996 American crime thriller drama film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Arnon Milchan, John Grisham, Michael Nathanson and Hunt Lowry. The screenplay was written by Akiva Goldsman and is based on the novel ‘A Time to Kill‘ by John Grisham.
Rated: R (movie contains violence and some graphic language) Run Time: 2h 29min Release Date: July 24, 1996 (USA) Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller Director: Joel Schumacher Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Budget: $40 Million Box Office: $152 Million
A Time to Kill takes place in the town of Canton, Mississippi and is the story of Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson), a heartbroken black father who avenges his ten-year-old daughter Tonya’s brutal rape by shooting the two racist white men responsible for the crime. Taking the law into his own hands, he guns them down in cold blood inside the courthouse on their way to their arraignments.
Carl turns to Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey), an untested struggling attorney to defend him against murder charges. Brigance struggles to believe that he can get Hailey acquitted in this small, segregated Southern town, given Hailey’s race and the deliberate nature of his crime, but Carl has unshakable faith in him.
In the meantime, the Ku Klux Klan, at the prompting of one of the rapists brothers, plants burning crosses on Jake’s lawn, attempts to bomb his house and takes a shot at him because he is defending a black man who killed two white men, a not so popular position with some of the locals.
“My dad’s filthy rich, and even though we’re Irish Catholic I’m an only child. I’ve got more money than you do so I’ll work for free. No charge. A free law clerk for three weeks. I’ll do all the research, typing, answering the phone. I’ll even carry your briefcase and make the coffee.” – Ellen Roark
“I was afraid you’d want to be a law partner” – Jake Brigance
“No, I’m a woman, and I’m in the South. I know my place.” – Ellen Roark
“Yes, they deserved to die and I hope they burn in hell!” – Carl Lee Hailey
“And until we can see each other as equals, justice is never going to be even-handed. It will remain nothing more than a reflection of our own prejudices.” – Jake Brigance
Absolute Power is a 1997 American action crime drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Clint Eastwood and Karen S. Spiegel. The screenplay was written by William Goldman and is based on the book ‘Absolute Power’ by David Baldacci.
Rated: R (movie contains violence, sexuality and language) Run Time: 2h 1min Release Date: February 14, 1997 (USA) Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller Director: Clint Eastwood Studio: Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Releasing Budget: $50 Million Box Office: $50.1 Million
Absolute Power is the story of skilled master thief Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) who while breaks into the mansion of billionaire Walter Sullivan (E.G. Marshall) and finds himself at the wrong place at the wrong time, witnessing the murder of a Sullivan’s wife Christy (Melora Hardin) who was involved in a tryst with Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman), the President of the United States.
While executing what was supposed to be his last job, Luther was startled by the sound of people in the house and he hid in a secret room and from behind a one-way mirror, he sees that it’s Christy Sullivan, the wife of the owner of the house he is robbing and another man. The two of them are fooling around when the guy decides to liven things up by striking her. She gets away, but he corners her and she grabs a letter opener and is about to stab him when he cries out for help and two men come in and shoot her dead.
It seems the man is President Alan Richmond and the two men are Secret Service Agents Bill Burton (Scott Glenn) and Tim Collins (Dennis Hasybert), who are assigned to him. Later, Chief of Staff Gloria Russell (Judy Davis) enters, and upon learning what happened, decides to cover it up and makes it appear she was killed by a burglar. After sanitizing the room, they are about to leave but they forgot the letter opener. Whitney comes out of the room and takes the letter opener and makes his get away, but when they return for the letter opener they discover Whitney and chase him, but he gets away.
Whitney tries to leave town, but when he learns just how corrupt and amoral Richmond is, he decides to play mind games with him and the others. Richmond, at the same time, tells them that Whitney must be silenced permanently.
“Go down a rope in the middle of the night? If I could do that, I’d be the star of my AARP meetings.” – Luther Whitney
“Why’d you come?” – Kate Whitney
“I couldn’t have you thinking I was a murderer.” – Luther Whitney
“No, I mean why did you come to the restaurant this afternoon? You must have suspected something, or else you wouldn’t have been prepared.” – Kate Whiteny
“My daughter wanted to see me.” – Luther Whitney
“Because I swear to you, Kate. I swear to you on Mattie’s grave. Yeah, that’s right. Your mother’s grave, I’d kill myself before I lied about that.” – Luther Whitney
“I’d been married to my Rebecca for forty-seven years. When she died, I decided I never wanted that pain again. One thing I knew about Christy, she was going to outlive me.” – Walter Sullivan
Air Force One is a 1997 American action thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and produced by Gail Katz, Jonathan Shestalk, Wolfang Petersen and Armyan Rernstein. The screenplay was written by Andrew W. Marlowe.
Rated: R (movie contains violence) Run Time: 2h 4min Release Date: July 25, 1997 (USA) Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller Director: Wolfgang Petersen Studio: Columbia Pictures Budget: $85 Million Box Office: $315.2 Million
Air Force One is an action thriller where steadfast U.S. President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) was in Moscow giving a speech outlining the USA’s new “Zero-tolerance” policy with respect to terrorism. In the speech he tells the world he will not negotiate with terrorists. On the flight back home, Air Force One is forcibly hi-jacked by terrorists who take control of the President’s plane and take the passengers hostage, including his wife Grace (Wendy Crewson) and daughter Alice (Liesel Matthews).
The terrorists are a group of Russian neo-nationalists led by Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman) who demand the release of General Alexander Radek (Jurgen Prochnow) and threatens to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met.
Meanwhile, during the initial hi-jacking, the Secret Service agents heard the gunfire and evacuated President Marshall to the escape pods. In a scuffle with the terrorists, the agents and terrorists were killed. Further, knowing his family was still on board, he released an empty pod and he stowed away in the belly of the aircraft. Using the element of surprise was able to overtake one of the terrorists and acquires a gun. Now he races against time to rescue his family and everyone else on board.
“Peace isn’t merely the absence of conflict, but the presence of justice.” – President James Marshall
“When you talk to the President, you might remind him that I am holding his wife, his daughter, his chief of staff, his national security advisor, his classified papers…and his baseball glove!” – Ivan Korshunov
“Okay guys give me some room. I’ve just been ordered to fire on Air Force One.” – Colonel Carlton
Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Peterson and produced by Gail Katz, Arnold Kopelson, Anne Kopelson and Wolfgang Peterson. The screenplay was written by Lawrence Dworet and Robert Roy Pool and is based on the novel ‘The Hot Zone‘ by Richard Preston.
Rated: R (movie contains language and disturbing subject matter) Run Time: 2h 7min Release Date: March 10, 1995 (USA) Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller Director: Wolfgang Peterson Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Budget: $50 Million Box Office: $189.8 Million
Outbreak is the story of Colonel Sam Daniels (Dustin Hoffman), a virologist and contagious disease expert with the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Disease, who is sent to investigate an outbreak in Zaire of a lethal and unidentified virus similar to Ebola and Lassa. When he returns he warns his superior officer Brigadier General William Ford (Morgan Freeman) of the lethal nature of the virus and wants to put out an alert. Ford, who had been one of the men who first dealt with the virus twenty-five years earlier in Africa, insists the virus is contained and is unlikely to show up in the U.S.
Meanwhile, what neither man knows is that the host, a Capuchin monkey, has been brought into the U.S. by freighter from Africa and landed in California. Through an under the table bribe, a young man named Jimbo Scott (Patrick Dempsey) arranges to get the monkey, bound for an animal testing lab, out of quarantine in order to sell it. However, his potential buyer rejects the monkey because it is a female and not what he had agreed to purchase. With no buyer and not wanting to get caught, Jimbo released the monkey into the forest and flies back to Boston to meet up with his girlfriend.
Soon after boarding the flight to Boston, Jimbo starts getting sick. After he lands in Boston, he collapses and gets rushed to a Boston hospital in critical condition. The doctors on hand are confounded by how aggressively and fast he got sick and died and report the symptoms and quick mortality to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and news makes it to Colonel Daniels. Daniels wants to look into it further but General Ford denies his request.
In the meantime, so he turns to his ex-wife, Dr. Dr. Robby Keough (Rene Russo), who works for the CDC and also Daniels ex-wife is called in to investigate. Dr. Keough discovers the virus matches up with the disease from Africa. With an extremely aggressive nature, the virus kills very quickly and Colonel Daniels surmises that it has been contained until another outbreak occurs in Cedar Creek, a small town in California. Daniels defies his orders and flies to Cedar Creek and meets up with a team of doctors including his ex-wife Robby, Major Casey Schuler (Kevin Spacey) and Major Salt (Cuba Gooding Jr.).
A quarantine zone is established to stop the virus from spreading and fearing the virus spreading outside of the small town, the Army is called in to manage the situation. The operation is headed up by Ford’s boss, Major General McClintock (Donald Sutherland) who has his own agenda in mind in order to protect the lethal bug in order to still be able to use it as a bio-weapon. McClintock and Ford were stationed together in Africa in 1969 and first encountered the Mutaba virus in a rural village and developed an antidote, making it the perfect weapon. However, the virus in Cedar Creek mutated and is now airborne making the original antidote useless.
Meanwhile, the doctors must fight against the clock to concoct a new antidote to save the town and its residents before the Army attempts to destroy the town with a fuel-air bomb to try and kill the mutated virus before it spreads further and keeping the original Mutaba virus as a viable bio-weapon. Can Colonel Daniel’s and his team save the day?
“I hate this bug” – Major Casey Schuler
“Come on, Casey. You have to love its simplicity. It’s one-billionth our size and it’s beating us.” – Colonel Sam Daniels
“Donny… these people are Americans.” – General Billy Ford
“2,600 dead or dying Americans. If that bug gets out of there, Billy, 260 million Americans’ll be dead or dying. Those people are casualties of war, Billy. I would give’em all a medal if I could, but they are casualties of war.” – General Donald McClintock
“You know, fear gets a bad rap, Salt. I don’t want anybody working with me who isn’t scared. Okay?” – Colonel Sam Daniels
“Well then I’m you’re man, sir.” – Major Salt
“Sir, my pilot’s… taking a leak” – Sergeant Meyer
“A leak? No Shit!” – Colonel Sam Daniels
Eagle Eye is a 2008 American action thriller film directed by D.J. Caruso and produced by Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci and Pat Crowley. The screenplay was written by John Glenn, Travis Adam Wright, Hillary Seitz and Dan McDermott and is based on the story by Dan McDermott.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains intense sequences of action and violence and language) Run Time: 1h 58min Release Date: September 26, 2008 (USA) Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller Director: D.J. Caruso Studio: DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures Budget: $80 Million Box Office: $178.8 Million
Eagle Eye is the story of Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf), a Stanford University dropout working at a copy shop who tragically learns his identical twin brother Ethan (also Shia LaBeouf) has been killed. Ethan was a minuteman officer in the U.S. Air Force with expertise in parallel algorithms and quantum electronics.
After Ethan’s funeral, Jerry stops by an ATM and mysteriously has $750,000 in his bank account. Money comes flying out of the machine and he scoops most of it up and takes off. Upon returning home, his whole apartment is full of military weapon crates, ammonium nitrate, forged passports and Department of Defense documents. Suddenly he receives a call from a mysterious woman (Julianne Moore) who warns him that the FBI is about to arrest him and that he needs to run.
Disbelieving, Jerry is caught by the FBI and interrogated by Supervising Agent Tom Morgan (Billy Bob Thornton). While in custody, Jerry receives another call from the same mystery woman who assists him in escaping from custody and as events escalate he gets paired up with Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) who has also been contacted by the mystery woman. Threatening their families lives along with their own, the mystery woman pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. Suddenly Jerry and Rachel become the country’s most wanted fugitives and must figure out what is happening to them.
“Jerry Shaw, you have been activated. Your compliance is vital.” – A.R.I.A.
“If you’re staring at me, it better be because I’m the goddamn suspect. Because if I don’t get some good leads soon, you’re all gonna be demoted into something that’s gonna require touching shit with your hands.” – Agent Thomas Morgan
“Do you think they could derail a train?” – Rachel Holloman
“They changed every traffic light to get us here. The woman, she called me on a stranger’s cell phone who happened to be sitting next to me – never met the guy in my life. And then they broke me out of maximum security custody in a way I’m not even going to describe to you because it sounds crazy, and then they lift us off the face of the earth and drop us into the this shitpile. She could probably derail a train, she could probably turn a train into a talking duck.” – Jerry Shaw
“Listen, your son is as likely to be a terrorist as my brother.” – Jerry Shaw
Enemy of the State is a 1998 American action thriller film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The screenplay was written by David Marconi.
Rated: R (movie contains language and violence) Run Time: 2h 12min Release Date: November 20, 1998 (USA) Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Spy, Conspiracy, Mystery Director: Tony Scott Studio: Buena Vista Pictures Budget: $90 Million Box Office: $250.6 Million
Enemy of the State follows Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith), a labor lawyer and dedicated family man who ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time. While Christmas shopping for his wife, Dean runs into Daniel Zavits (Jason Lee), an old friend from college who seems very upset and out of breath. Zavits then runs out the back of the store and is killed minutes later by an oncoming truck in front of Dean.
Meanwhile, the news is broadcasting coverage of the recent death of U.S. Congressman, Phillip Hammersley (Jason Robards), who is believed to have had a heart attack while driving and accidentally drove his car into a lake. However, before being discovered in the lake, Hammersley was in a heated discussion with National Security Agency (NSA) official Thomas Reynolds (Jon Voight) about his vote on an upcoming piece of surveillance legislation in which Hammersley was planning to vote no which would kill the bill. To assure the passage of the proposed legislation, Reynolds had the congressman assassinated with a lethal injection in his neck and his goons then placed him in his car and released the car into the lake.
Unbeknownst to Reynolds, Daniel Zavitz was working on a study to determine the migratory pattern of Canada geese and had a camera set up at the lake to videotape their behavior. While reviewing footage of geese, Zavitz discovers he had caught the entire murder on tape and would be able to identify the parties involved. He calls a friend at a newspaper to set up an exchange of the tape and then there is a knock at his door. Fearing for his life at that point, he climbs out of his fire escape and begins running which is where he ran into Dean shopping. In their exchange, Dean unknowingly receiving the videotape when Zavitz placed it into his shopping bag before fleeing the store.
Congressman Hammersley has been very vocal against upcoming new surveillance legislation and the evidence of the murder now resided with Dean. The NSA had been following Zavitz and tied the two together and started surveillance on Dean and his family. Dean’s life began to fall apart all around him and soon he loses his job and his wife from rumors of an affair with an ex-girlfriend named Rachel Banks (Lisa Bonet). The NSA turns their attention to her and she ends up getting killed and it is made to look like Dean had committed the murder. With the help of ex-intelligence agent Edward ‘Brill’ Lyle (Gene Hackman), Dean attempts to throw Reynolds off his trail and prove his innocence. Can Robert Dean get his life back?
“The government’s been in bed with the entire telecommunications industry since the forties. They’ve infected everything. They get into your bank statements, computer files, email, listen to your phone calls… Every wire, every air-wave. The more technology used, the easier it is for them to keep tabs on you. It’s a brave new world out there. At least it better be.” – Brill
“Telecommunications Security and Privacy Act. Invasion of privacy is more like it. You read the Post? This bill is not the first step toward the surveillance society. It is the surveillance society.” – Congressman Phillip Hammersley
“In guerrilla warfare, you try to use your weaknesses as strengths… if they’re big and you’re small, then you’re mobile and they’re slow. You’re hidden and they’re exposed. You only fight battles you know you can win. That’s the way the Vietcong did it. You capture their weapons and you use them against them the next time.” – Brill
“Hammersley was professionally wasted under the direction of some anal-retentive with what looks like a serious vitamin D deficiency.” – Daniel Zavitz
National Treasure is a 2004 American adventure heist drama directed by Jon Turteltaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Jon Turteltaub. The screenplay was written by Jim Kouf, Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley and is based on the story by Jim Kouf, Oren Aviv and Charles Segars.
Rated: PG (movie contains action violence and some scary images) Run Time: 2h 11min Release Date: November 19, 2004 (USA) Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Thriller Director: Jon Turteltaub Studio: Buena Vista Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures Budget: $100 Million Box Office: $347.5 Million
National Treasure is the story of Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage), a historian and treasure hunter who is seeking a buried treasure unlike any other. For several generations the Gates family has been searching for clues to discover the hidden location of the legendary national treasure. Ben’s father Patrick Gates (Jon Voight) spent more than 20 years working through clues left by the free masons before giving up on ever finding it.
The plot takes a twist when Ben is hired by Ian Howe (Sean Bean) to pursue a clue to the treasures whereabouts. Ben deciphers clues that lead him and Ian to a frozen tundra where they locate a long since missing ship and decode a message that leads them to the Declaration of Independence holding the next clue. Ian then plans to steal the Declaration. Ben refused Ian’s plan and the situation becomes hostile. When Ben returns to the US, he notifies the FBI about the possible theft but they refuse to believe him noting that the document is one of the most protected documents in America.
In order to thwart Ian’s plans, Ben determines the only way to protect the Declaration of Independence is to steal the document himself. Ben and his best friend Riley Poole (Justin Bartha) meet with Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger) who is the curator of the archives and tells her the same story he told the FBI. With that, Ben is forced to act on his own to protect the most famous document in the world.
Ben and Riley plan a very intricate robbery and schedule it during a black tie event at the museum. In the meantime, Abigail gets suspicious when Ben shows up at the party and interferes with the robbery. As a result, Ben takes her hostage and then uses her skills to help decipher clues on the back of the Declaration and follows them to try to protect the national treasure from getting in the hands of Ian. Will Ben be able to save the treasure?
“The Templars and the Freemasons believed that the treasure was too great for any one man to have, not even a king. That’s why they went to such lengths to keep it hidden.” – Agent Sandusky
“There is not a treasure map on the back of the Declaration of Independence.” – Abigail Chase
“This room is real, Ben. And that means the treasure is real. We’re in the company of some of the most brilliant minds in history because you found what they left behind for us to find, and understood the meaning of it. You did it, Ben, for all of us – your grandfather, and all of us. And I’ve never been so happy to be proven wrong.” – Patrick Gates
“A toast? Yeah. To high treason. That’s what these men were committing when they signed the Declaration. Had we lost the war, they would have been hanged, beheaded, drawn and quartered, and-Oh? Oh, my personal favorite-and had their entrails cut out and burned!” – Ben Gates
A Perfect Getaway is a 2009 American mystery adventure thriller film directed by David Twohy and produced by Ryan Kavanaugh, Mark Canton, Tucker Tooley and Robbie Brenner. The screenplay was also written by David Twohy.
Rated: R (movie contains graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use) Run Time: 1h 38min Release Date: August 9, 2009 (USA) Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Romance, Drama Director: David Twohy Studio: Rogue Pictures Budget: $14 Million Box Office: $22.9 Million
A Perfect Getaway is the story of Cliff (Steve Zahn) and Cydney (Milla Jovovich), an adventurous couple enjoying their honeymoon on Kauai while getting ready to hike a gorgeous 11-mile trail to a spectacular secluded beach. On their way, the couple stops for Cleo (Marley Shelton) and Kale (Chris Hemsworth), another pair of newlyweds trying to hitch a ride by the side of the road. Cliff gets intimidated by Kale and tells the couple they need to find another ride and Cliff and Cydney drive off.
Cliff and Cydney get to the trail head and begin their adventure. A short while into the hike, they get to a narrow ridge in the trail and are unsure they can make it across. While contemplating turning around, another hiker, Nick (Timothy Olyphant) shows up and demonstrates how to cross a particularly tricky section of the trail and the trio continue to walk together.
Further up the trail, the trio comes across a group of upset girls who were trying to get their cell phones to work after losing their signal while one girl was speaking to her father. On the call she learned that a young couple had been found dead in Honolulu. The victims had their teeth pulled out and fingerprints removed and the police are on the lookout for a man and a woman as suspects. As it turns out, Cliff and Cydney just came from there before they embarked on the trail and Nick mentions he was also just there.
The trio continues to hike when Nick decides to break off from them. He mentions that he just hiked back to get some things he forgot. Cliff and Cydney discuss whether they should stick with Nick who is walking back to his camp or if they should continue. Nick doesn’t mind either way. The couple was about to head off on their own when Cliff suddenly has a change of heart after spotting Cleo and Kale on the trail just below them. They stick with Nick and continue to a waterfall, where Nick’s girlfriend Gina (Kiele Sanchez) is lying down on a raft naked. Nick strips off his clothes and joins her in the water.
The next morning, the two couples trek their way towards the popular beach. It will not take them long to realize that both Nick and Gina are a little odd and suspiciously fit the description of the killers.
“I’m a goddamn American Jedi.” – Nick
“He is really hard to kill.” – Gina
“Sometimes it seems like… like nothing exists until we get there, until we put our eyes on it. Like the whole world was manufactured for our wants and needs, ya know?” – Cliff
“I know that in some bent way, your need for detachment fits my need for attachment, that’s it.” – Cydney
The Italian Job is a 2000 American action adventure crime thriller directed by F. Gary Gray and produced by Donald DeLine. The screenplay was written by Donna Powers and Wayne Powers and is based on the 1969 original Screenplay written by Troy Kennedy Martin for the 1969 British film which was also called The Italian Job.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains violence and some language) Run Time: 1h 51min Release Date: May 30, 2003 (USA) Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Adventure Director: F. Gary Gray Studio: Paramount Pictures Budget: $60 Million Box Office: $176.1 Million
The Italian Job is the story of John Bridger (Donald Sutherland) and Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg) and their assembled team of professionals intent on committing a gold heist.
The rest of the team includes driver Handsome Rob (Jason Statham), explosives expert Left Ear (Mos Def), tech geek Lyle (Seth Green) and munitions expert Steve (Edward Norton). The team is assembled for one last big job, a gold heist involving stealing $35 million in gold bars from a heavily guarded safe in Venice, Italy. After successfully pulling off the heist, Steve double-crosses everybody and hires his own group of thugs to take the gold all for himself. The ambush occurs in the middle of a long bridge and after removing the gold he eliminates the rest of the team.
The van they had been traveling in had driven off the bridge with everyone in it and survived the chilly water. John Bridger was killed in the attempt and Charlie vows revenge on Steve for Bridger’s death and attempt to kill him. The team then plans an elaborate gold heist against Steve. However, without John Bridger, they need a safe cracker so they enlist the help of Bridger’s daughter Stella (Charlize Theron) to crack the safe in Steve’s Los Angeles mansion. Will they pull of the heist?
“I trust everyone, it’s the devil inside them I don’t trust.” – John Bridger
“If there’s one thing I know, it’s never to mess with mother nature, mother in-laws and mother freaking Ukranians.” – Skinny
“Charlie, there are two kinds of thieves in this world: The ones who steal to enrich their lives, and those who steal to define their lives. Don’t be the latter. Makes you miss out on what’s really important in life.” – John Bridger
“I took John Bridger’s advice. I found somebody I want to spend the rest of my life with and I’m going to hold on to her forever.” – Charlie Croker