Collateral

(2004)

Max (Foxx) has lived the mundane life of a cab driver for 12 years. The faces have come and gone from his rearview mirror, people and places he's long since forgotten...until tonight. Vincent (Cruise) is a contract killer. When an offshore narcotrafficking cartel learns they're about to be indicted by a federal grand jury, they mount an operation to identify and kill the key witnesses, and the last stage is tonight. Tonight, Vincent arrived in L.A...and five bodies are supposed to fall. Circumstances cause Vincent to hijack Max's taxicab, and Max becomes collateral-an expendable person in the wrong place at the wrong time. Through the night Vincent forces Max to drive him to each assigned destination. And as the LAPD and FBI race to intercept them, Max and Vincent's survival becomes dependent on each other in ways neither would have imagined.

‘Collateral’ Brings the Damage to Blu-ray on March 30th

You can bring home a 2004 Michael Mann thriller in high definition this coming March. Collateral will be released on Blu-ray on March 30. We don't have any pricing details or cover art as of yet, but you can take a look at the special features below. The film stars Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Vincent (Tom Cruise) is a cool, calculating, contract killer at the top of his game. Max (Jamie Foxx) is a hapless cabbie with big dreams and little to show for it. Now, Max has to transport Vincent on his next job - one night, five stops, five hits and a getaway. And after this fateful night, neither man will ever be the same again. Tonight everything is changing... Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs a powerhouse cast that also includes Jada Pinkett Smith in this stylish thriller that critics call "A Pure Adrenaline Rush" (Access Hollywood).

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‘Collateral’ hits DVD December 14th

Collateral: According to The Hollywood Reporter, when DreamWorks' double-disc Collateral DVD hits stores December 14th, film buffs will get an unprecedented look into director Michael Mann's style of filmmaking and a view into how stars Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx trained for their roles.

"The 'Collateral' DVD showcases Michael Mann's passion for filmmaking and delivers an enormously rewarding home viewing experience," DreamWorks Home Entertainment domestic chief Kelly Sooter said. DVD special features producer Laura Davis had complete access to the set, capturing Mann as he crafted Collateral using several different cameras, including a modified Thomson Grass Valley Viper FilmStream and the Sony CineAlta high-definition camera that enhanced the film's visual stylings.

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CONTEST: Win a sign ‘Collateral’ poster!

Movie Picture We're giving away a poster from one of this summer's smash hits, Collateral! The poster is signed by none other then Tom Cruise!

Collateral, in theaters now, stars Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill, Dennis Farina, Irma Hall, Javier Bardem and Bodhi Elfman.

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‘Collateral’ claims the top spot at the box office

Audiences looking for scares did, however, flock to Lions Gate Releasing's shark-infested flick, Open Water. The film's limited release in 47 theaters hooked about $1.04 million for a per-theater average of $22,021.

Collateral was released August 6th, 2004.

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Over 20 new images from ‘Collateral’

Collateral: DreamWorks Pictures has provided us with over 20 new images from the upcoming Michael Mann directed L.A. crime drama, Collateral, starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx.

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A new ‘Collateral’ trailer now online!

The new trailer for the Tom Cruise / Jamie Foxx LA crime thriller, Collateral, is now online!

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Your first look at the ‘Collateral’ script

As is the case with a lot of stories that take place in a short time span, a single night, this is a fairly short script at just over 90 pages. The draft under review is a few years old now, after the purchase by DreamWorks but before Michael Mann signed to direct the picture, so it is quite possible there have been rewrites to beef up the story. Mann does seem like to make longer films. That's not necessarily a great idea, however. This story works quite well told quickly, has a similar feel to Phone Booth and goes everywhere it needs to go in order to unfold. Beattie uses a minimal of characters, writes in some turning points that are truly unexpected, but not overblown "twists"; and he truly manages to create an interesting tone. The action is quite intimate, the story takes place on a small scale. It was a nice choice to set the action in New York City, despite the isolated plot that really follows just these two characters. The action for the film, however, has apparently been moved to Los Angeles, though the overall effect should essentially be the same. Through the entire story, Max is trying to escape or at least get somebody's attention, here he is in one of the largest city in the United States, and there's nobody to help. A the late hour the action takes place, the typically busy streets of the city are virtually deserted during many of the scenes, and those who do cross Max's path are too apathetic or preoccupied to pay him any attention. Hopefully this is an aspect of the script that hasn't been lost in rewrites and production. Much of the script isn't overly-realistic. It's a film. It's a film plot - quite unlikely but plausible with some suspension of disbelief; it's film dialogue - not really the way people talk, but the way they would if they were always on the ball and masters of concise conversation. And it's pretty damned good, a very easy and interesting read, entertaining and fairly original.

For the most part, any of the script's potential weaknesses are covered nicely. There are a few surprises, one in particular in the third act, that seem just a little too contrived, but it and most of the disagreeable moments in the story are quickly explained quite satisfactorily. A little additional directorial flare will ensure this to be quite an original film. But, there is one line of dialogue at the climax of the film that just absolutely has to go. One of those lines that is so bad it pretty much discredits the rest of the otherwise smart and original script. Without giving too much away, let's just say it's something involving the title of the film that one could easily imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger spouting at the end of some horrible action sequel. It's surely gone by now, but if by some cruel twist of fate it actually ends up on the screen, you'll know it immediately.

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New ‘Collateral’ and ‘Open Water’ posters

...two anticipated thrillers get the one-sheet treatment