Starring: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Liu Tao, Katie Leung, Orla Brady, Rory Fleck Byrne
OUR RATING: ★★★½
Action thriller directed by Martin Campbell which centers on humble London businessman Quan (Jackie Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when his teenage daughter is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism in a bombing by rogue Irish terrorists.
In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official, Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 16)
Quan’s Daughter: Everyone’s already inside. Bye, dad.
Quan: Careful crossing the street.
[as she enters the building there is a massive explosion]
News Reporter: An explosion rocked the city today.
[at the police station]
Quan: Twenty thousand pounds for the names of the bombers.
Commander Richard Bromley: That’s now how we do things here.
Commander Richard Bromley: These are vicious men who take pride in their atrocities. Any attempt by you to contact them is likely to end very badly. Do you understand?
[answering a call; referring to Quan]
Liam Hennessy: Hello?
Security: Mr. Hennessy, here’s here again. That’s five days in a row now.
Liam Hennessy: What does he want?
Hennessey’s Secretary: His daughter was killed in the bombing.
Quan: I’ve no more family. Tell me who killed my child.
Liam Hennessy: I work for the government, I do not work for terrorists.
Quan: Yeah, but you still work for them. You will tell me the names of the bombers.
Quan: Mr. Hennessy, please find out the names of the bombers.
Liam Hennessy: I work for the government, not terrorists.
Quan: You used to work for them.
Liam Hennessy: I don’t know who the bombers are.
Quan: I don’t believe you.
[we see Hennessy watch Quan walk away from the building when there is a loud explosion from inside the building]
[Quan calls Hennessey after causing an explosion in the building]
Hennessey’s Secretary: It’s him.
Quan: You will tell me the names of the bombers.
Jim Kavanagh: He’s trained, maybe Special Forces.
Jim Kavanagh: [to Hennessy] He just wants you to know he can get to you.
Mary: What is going on?
Liam Hennessy: He thinks I know who blew up his daughter.
Mary: Do you?
[referring to Quan]
Jim Kavanagh: We have half the city looking for him.
[referring to Quan]
Liam Hennessy: He’s an old man running circles around the lot of us! He’s ahead of us every step of the way.
Liam Hennessy: You have no idea who you’re dealing with.
Quan: Yes, I do. Do you?
Jim Kavanagh: You’ll be safe here.
Liam Hennessy: I wouldn’t count on it.
[last lines; on the phone]
Landesman: It’s Landesman, sir, in S-11. I’ve got him.
Commander Richard Bromley: Where?
Landesman: The Happy Peacock Takeaway. He’s returned. Do I send in a team?
Commander Richard Bromley: No. I believe we owe this chap something. Keep back for now. Observe and report only.
Landesman: Yes, sir.
Total Quotes: 16
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