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Genre: Action/Thriller
Starring: Brian Geraghty, Jenna Dewan, Jacob Vargas, Tara Summers, Craig Sheffer, James Madio, Christian Slater
Director: Keith Samples
Rating: NC-16 (Some coarse language & Violence)
Year Made: 2007




- Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Ending



Languages: English/Spanish/
Subtitles: English/Spanish/Chinese/
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 34 mins
Region Code: PAL 3
Distributor: Origin Entertainment
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Money changes everything, at least that's what Duke and Amber would like to believe - especially after Duke, a hapless Iraq War vet stumbles onto a drug deal turned deadly and finds a duffel bag stuffed with dirty money. After stopping for a quickie wedding, Duke and Amber hit the road to start the life they've always dreamed about. The dream quickly turns into a nightmare when Pollen, a corrupt DEA agent comes to reclaim what he believes is rightfully his. The chase begins with non-stop, hair-raising action as Duke and Amber are forced to outwit the increasingly crazed Pollen - and fight for their very lives.


If a survey is conducted, I would like to know how many folks who picked up this DVD, did so because of Christian Slater. After all, it's been a while since we last saw him on the big screen, and wonder if his fans (if any are still left) would buy/rent this in a heartbeat, just by appreciating his mug and his name on the cover.

However, this time round he plays a corrupt DEA agent, not the usual heroic roles that we've come to know him for. He and his chums have got some serious corrupt issues and putting themselves into hot soup by having evidence walk out of the evidence room, which includes a bag full of greenbacks. To a finder with keeper morals like Duke (Brian Geraghty), an odd job labourer on parole, a bagful of cash is a godsend, and off he goes packing with his girlfriend Amber (Jenna Dewan, from the original Step Up) to live the goodlife, something which they always dream about as they struggle from day to day.

So begins a cat and mouse chase, one group who's adamant in getting their backsides covered, while the other oblivious to what trouble with a capital T is in store for them, ruining their honeymoon vacation in Las Vegas. But don't expect something as cerebral or chilling as in No Country for Old Man, which also includes a killer out to retrieve a bag of cash. This one plays out in more straightforward fashion without any twists or turns, and Christian Slater behaves in over the top campy fashion rather than bone-chillingly menacing.

The action's pretty plain, and the dialogue laced with plenty of cheese and rather blah conversations. The late introduction of a cop duo suspicious of the events that unfolded, also failed to do anything but to add some unnecessary assistance to wrap things up for the finale. Thankfully though, this is a rather short movie, and doesn't prolong your misery should you decide to be gung-ho and take the plunge in watching something quite mediocre.


A whopping 17 deleted scenes including the alternate ending, get stuffed into this DVD. Running a total of slightly over 17 minutes, you have the option to watch them all, or watch them individually. Presented in letterboxed format, some of the scenes are not cleaned up in post production, and no English subtitles are available here. Sieving through the scenes, you'd begin to understand the power of editing, where the shifting of scenes around to cater to what was taken out, can still tell a rather coherent story.

Other than that, trailers are provided for Vantage Point, Gabriel, and the upcoming CG animated movie Resident Evil: Degeneration.


Fair visual presentation in anamorphic widescreen without any obvious blemish, and the scenes that make up the movie doesn't really push the audio presentation in Dolby Digital 5.1. You have the option though of selecting either the original English track, or the dubbed version in Spanish, Portuguese or Thai.



Review by Stefan Shih


Other titles from Origin Entertainment:

. CJ7

. Living Death

. La Vie En Rose

. Urban Justice

. Perfect Stranger

. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

. Reign Over Me

. Surf's Up

. 5ivegirls

. Vacancy

. Paprika

. Walking Tall: Lone Justice

. Dead Mary

. Spider-Man 3

. Priceless

. Trust the Man

. The Contractor

. Blood And Chocolate

. The Wicker Man

. Wind Chill

. Are We Done Yet?

. Android Apocalypse

. Elizabeth I

. The Proposition

. 3 Needles

. Ghost Rider

. The Pursuit of Happyness

. The Illusionist

. Catch & Release


This review is made possible with the kind support from Origin Entertainment


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