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Encyclopedia > Collateral (movie)
Collateral
Movie poster
Directed by Michael Mann
Written by Stuart Beattie
Starring Tom Cruise,
Jamie Foxx,
Jada Pinkett Smith,
Mark Ruffalo
Produced by Michael Mann,
Julie Richardson
Distributed by Dreamworks SKG/Paramount Pictures
Release date 6 August 2004
Runtime 119 min.
Language English
Budget $65,000,000
IMDb page

Collateral is a 2004 Dreamworks SKG/Paramount Pictures American drama/thriller film/crime film directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie. Collateral movie poster (Copyright of Dreamworks LLC, claiming fair use) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943 in Chicago) is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. ... Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, USA) is an American film actor and producer who has starred in a number of top-grossing movies. ... DVD cover for The Jamie Foxx Show. ... Jada Pinkett Smith (born Jada Koren Pinkett on September 18, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American actress, known for her petite size and high-energy charm. ... Mark Ruffalo (born November 22, 1967) is an American actor born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. ... The DreamWorks Boy on the Moon Logo DreamWorks SKG (Spielberg, Katzenberg, Geffen) is a Big Ten studio in the United States of America which develops, produces, and distributes films, music, and television programming. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1987 to 1995. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The DreamWorks Boy on the Moon Logo DreamWorks SKG (Spielberg, Katzenberg, Geffen) is a Big Ten studio in the United States of America which develops, produces, and distributes films, music, and television programming. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1987 to 1995. ... A drama is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development and interaction. ... Thriller films are movies that primarily use action and suspense to engage the audience. ... The beginning of the 20th century saw the arrival of film as a new medium. ... Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943 in Chicago) is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies are made. ...


It had moderate financial success, and was pretty well liked amongst critics. Both followers of Michael Mann and Tom Cruise are mostly calling it a very good film, though there has been substantial critical praise for the performance of Jamie Foxx, including a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination. The movie takes place in Los Angeles though the original screenplay set the story in New York. It is also the first major motion picture to be shot with the Viper FilmStream Camera. Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, USA) is an American film actor and producer who has starred in a number of top-grossing movies. ... DVD cover for The Jamie Foxx Show. ... The Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ... Digital cinematography is essentially filming motion pictures on digital video instead of film. ...

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Plot Summary

A nihilistic, erudite contract killer, Vincent (Tom Cruise) uses a taxi to make his rounds one night in Los Angeles. The first hit of the night doesn't go to plan (the mark falls onto the taxi from a few floors above). Vincent goes to Plan B, in which his taxi driver, Max (Jamie Foxx) becomes a hostage. Gods death or nonexistence is a quintessential nihilistic concern. ... A hitman (alternately, hit man) is a hired assassin, often by organized crime. ... Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, USA) is an American film actor and producer who has starred in a number of top-grossing movies. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... The victim of a confidence game is often called the mark, or the vic. ... Taxi Driver is a 1976 American motion picture drama directed by Martin Scorsese. ... DVD cover for The Jamie Foxx Show. ... A hostage is an entity which is held by a captor in order to compel another party to act or refrain from acting in a particular way. ...


Eventually Max realizes that the marks are key witnesses for the prosecution in a court case against an organized crime boss. Max must find a way to save himself and one last victim. Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ...


Synopsis - Long

Max is a cabbie in LA; he strives to be the best. He has had the job for twelve years. Dreams of starting a limo company dance in his head, but they’re just dreams, never to be realized. One day he picks up a prosecuting attorney, they talk, and in the end when she leaves the taxicab, she gives him her card. As Max is staring at the card in amazement, a man, Vincent, gets in. Vincent says he has five stops, and will pay Max $600 to drive him around. Max gladly agrees. At the first stop, Vincent tells Max to wait out in the back alley. An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... A taxicab (sometimes called taxi, cab, or hack) is a vehicle for hire which conveys passengers between locations of their choice. ...


A body smashes on the roof of the cab. Max is stunned. He looks up at where the body came from, Vincent is standing there. Max asks, “You killed him?”, Vincent responded, “No, I shot him. Bullets and the fall killed him.” Vincent takes Max hostage and makes him drive around. Vincent takes out a lawyer turned criminal and a jazzman. Max at one point loses it and flings Vincent’s briefcase onto the highway. Vincent almost kills him, but then decides to send him to Felix to get the documents again. At first Max is nervous, but then gets confident and gets the files. A hostage is an entity which is held by a captor in order to compel another party to act or refrain from acting in a particular way. ... A lawyer is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law (and in other forms of dispute resolution). ... for other uses please see Crime (disambiguation) A crime is an act that violates a political or moral law. ... Mitchell Freeway in Perth, Western Australia For other uses, see Highway (disambiguation). ...


We learn that Vincent is a hitman hired by Felix to take out witnesses in a trial against him. Felix is in the “exotic substances” business. Vincent has two more hits left. Vincent and Max go to club Fever, but FBI and LAPD are on their trail. In the ensuing mess, Vincent gets his target and manages to save Max’s life. One hit left. Then Max rebels, he hits a construction barrier and they go flying. Vincent runs away from the wreckage. Max is just about to give himself up to a cop who is at the crash site when he sees that the last target on Vincent’s list is the prosecution lawyer he met in the beginning. Max quickly takes out the cop and starts running to save the woman. He phones her, Vincent is in the building, Max is outside looking in. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... The Los Angeles Police Department (usually known as the LAPD) is the police department of the City of Los Angeles, California. ...


When he sees Vincent is in the building, Max run inside the building. Just as Vincent is about to shoot the woman, Max shoots Vincent in the ear. The woman and Max run away onto the subway. Vincent follows. And in the ultimate climax, Max is on one side of the skytrain doors and Vincent is on the other. They both shoot multiple rounds. They both run out of bullets. Vincent starts to re-load but his clip hits the floor. He is bleeding from the chest and abdomen. He sits down. “Guy gets on the subway and dies. Think anybody’ll notice? This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ...


Main cast

Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, USA) is an American film actor and producer who has starred in a number of top-grossing movies. ... DVD cover for The Jamie Foxx Show. ... Jada Pinkett Smith (born Jada Koren Pinkett on September 18, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American actress, known for her petite size and high-energy charm. ... Mark Ruffalo (born November 22, 1967) is an American actor born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. ... Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born March 1, 1969) is a Spanish actor. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Collateral (movie) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (636 words)
Collateral is a 2004 Dreamworks SKG / Paramount Pictures American drama / thriller film / crime film directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie.
Both followers of Michael Mann and Tom Cruise are mostly calling it a very good film, though there has been substantial critical praise for the performance of Jamie Foxx, including a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination.
The movie takes place in Los Angeles though the original screenplay set the story in New York.
Flipside Movie Emporium: Collateral Movie Review (798 words)
Collateral draws comparisons to Mann's earlier Heat both in its polished adoration of the City of Angels, and in its central interplay between two men locked in unspoken conflict.
Indeed, so engaged is Collateral in its material that at times it becomes a little too glossy.
Thankfully, films like Collateral don't need perfection; they need only the confidence to flash that irresistible grin and hold out their hand for us to join them.
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