This number 9 debuter is a twisting, "Pulp Fiction"-esque drama in which two cold-blooded criminals, Ryan Phillippe and Benicio Del Toro abduct a surrogate mother carrying a wealthy couple's child, hoping to score a quick $15 million.
Experts at spraying lead, they're not exactly playing with a full clip when it comes to planning a complicated kidnap operation. The job gets particularly tricky when the father decides to play hardball and calls in a pestering bagman James Caan to negotiate.
This Action/Adventure is rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some sexuality.
Aside from Caan, Phillippe and Del Toro, the cast includes Juliette Lewis and Taye Diggs.
The original screenplay was written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Produced by Kenneth Kokin and released by Artisan Entertainment.
In its first week of release, the movie has made $2,200,000.
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