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Encyclopedia > Collateral Damage (film)
Collateral Damage

The Promotional Poster For The Fiim
Directed by Andrew Davis
Produced by Hawk Koch
Nicholas Meyer
Written by David Griffiths
Ronald Roose
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
Francesca Neri
Elias Koteas
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) 8 February 2002 (USA)
Running time 108 min.
Language English, Spanish
Budget ~ US$85,000,000
IMDb profile

Collateral Damage is a 2002 action film which tells the story of a Los Angeles firefighter, Gordy Brewer (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger), who looks to avenge his son's and wife's deaths at the hands of a guerrilla commando, by traveling to Colombia and facing his son's killers. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (510x755, 93 KB)Collateral Damage film poster This image is of a movie poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Andrew Davis (born November 21, 1947) is an American film director, producer and cinematographer, noted for the action films The Fugitive and Under Siege. ... Howard Winchel Koch, Jr. ... Nicholas Meyer at the Paramount Pictures lot in 2002. ... David J. Griffiths is a U.S. physicist and educator. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Francesca Neri (born February 10, 1964, Trento, Trentino-South Tyrol) is an Italian actress. ... Elias Koteas (born March 11, 1961) is a Canadian actor. ... “WB” redirects here. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ...


Story

The movie begins inside a burning building. We see fire fighters running around searching for people inside. One of them, Gordon "Gordy" Brewer (Arnold Schwarzenegger), sees a woman trapped on the end of a burning corridor. He jumps across a gap in the floor and rescues her. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ...


Back at home, his wife is waking up and sees Gordy playing with his son Matt (Ethan Dampf), helping him build a model plane. His wife Anne (Lindsay Frost) is taking their son to the doctor for a check up, and she wants Gordy to pick them up afterwards, to which he agrees. Lindsay Frost (born on 4 June 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) is an American actress. ...


However, Gordy is running late. His wife and son are waiting for him in a plaza near the Colombian consulate. "The Wolf", Claudio Perrini (Cliff Curtis), disguised as a police officer, pulls up to the consulate in a motorcycle. He leaves the motorcycle in front of the entrance and starts to leave. Gordy parks near the consulate and sees the Wolf as he comes by. Gordy thinks he is a police officer, and tells him that he is just parking for a second to pick up his wife and son. The Wolf smiles and nods, then leaves. Gordy sees his wife and starts across the street to her when the bomb in the motorcycle explodes. His wife and son are killed, as well as some people in the consulate. Gordy was injured. Italic text For other uses, see Cliff Curtis (disambiguation). ...


Later, while recovering, he sees the news footage of the explosion. He figures out that the motorcycle cop was the terrorist and informs the FBI. They bring him in for questioning, and he learns about The Wolf. He sees a video of a taped message from the terrorist organization supporting The Wolf. The person speaking is hidden from view, and the voice on the tape distorted. He learns that the terrorists were retaliating for CIA operations within Colombia, and that one of the targets of the attack was CIA agent Peter Brandt (Elias Koteas). They tell him The Wolf has returned to Colombia and there is nothing they can do. But Gordy rebels and decides to go after The Wolf himself. Elias Koteas (born March 11, 1961) is a Canadian actor. ...


After evading a lot of guerillas in the jungle, Gordy finally makes it to where The Wolf is staying. He is immediately targeted by the terrorists, who want to hold him for ransom, and the CIA and police, who don't want him to stir up anything.


The police get to him first and he is locked up in a prison. While there, he makes contact with Canadian hustler Sean Armstrong (John Turturro). The terrorists attack the prison to try to get to Gordy and free some of their members. Gordy manages to escape and rescue Sean. Sean returns the favor by hooking him up with Felix Ramirez (John Leguizamo), who manages the drug production that finances the terrrorists. John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor noted for his performances in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), The Color of Money (1986), Five Corners (1987), Men of Respect (1991), Quiz Show (1994), Monday Night Mayhem (1999), Secret Window (2004), The... John Leguizamo (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe Award-nominated American comedian, actor and producer. ...


Gordy destroys the drug plant with explosives. Felix is blamed and he is killed.


Then Gordy sneaks into The Wolf's headquarters. He plants a bomb near The Wolf's room and leaves. But he spots a woman and a child walking towards the room, he runs towards them and shouts to warn them. The Wolf hears and jumps out of the building just as it explodes. He and his men beat up Gordy. The woman, Selena Perrini (Francesca Neri), is The Wolf's wife. Francesca Neri (born February 10, 1964, Trento, Trentino-South Tyrol) is an Italian actress. ...


Gordy is taken prisoner. He talks to Selena, trying to get her to help him. Selena explains to Gordy why her husband is a terrorist. Gordy tells her that no matter the reason, what he is doing is wrong and that she should help him stop him. Selena says Gordy and the Wolf are the same, both consumed by hate and vengeance.


Meanwhile, the early explosion at The Wolf's headquarters catches the attention of the CIA. They track down the Wolf's terrorist camp and launch an attack. During the confusion, Selena helps Gordy break out, on the condition that he takes her and her son to the US. She says The Wolf has gone back to Washington for another attack.


Gordy, Selena, and her son are taken back to the State Department in Washington to help the search effort for The Wolf. While going through the metal detectors, Selena's son's toy dinosaur is not inspected. Selena points out the train station in a photo, and the FBI goes to investigate. Selena excuses herself to go to the bathroom. She tells her son to go with her. When he refuses, she becomes very irritated and angry. Gordy said the son would be fine in the room, and she reluctantly agrees. Gordy is suspicious. He then sess the original terrorist video sent after the first bombing. He realizes that the person in the video makes the same gesture that Selena made. He realizes that she was working with The Wolf, and that the real target was the State Department. He warns everyone to leave, and throws the toy dinosaur out of a window just as it explodes.


He chases Selena down to the basement of the building. The Wolf is waiting for her and they ride away in the underground tunnels beneath the building. Gordy finds the controls and shuts the gates leading out of the tunnels. The Wolf and Selena have to go back to the controls to open them. Gordy break open some gas lines along the walls of the tunnel and waits. As they ride back, Selena shoots at Gordy. Her gun ignites the gas. Gordy jumps through a doorway just as the entire tunnel explodes. When he goes back to survey the damage, Selena and the Wolf attack him - they had survived the explosion. He throws Selena through a control panel and she is electrocuted. The Wolf and Gordy continue fighting. Gordy throws a fire fighter's axe at the Wolf, which hits him in his chest. The Wolf dies.


At the end, Arnold holds Selena's son as they leave the State Department with a voiceover of a news person explaining that he's going to get the Presidental Medal of Freedom (the highest honor a civilan can get) for his actions.


Miscellanea

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Francesca Neri (born February 10, 1964, Trento, Trentino-South Tyrol) is an Italian actress. ... Elias Koteas (born March 11, 1961) is a Canadian actor. ... Italic text For other uses, see Cliff Curtis (disambiguation). ... John Leguizamo (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe Award-nominated American comedian, actor and producer. ... John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor noted for his performances in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), The Color of Money (1986), Five Corners (1987), Men of Respect (1991), Quiz Show (1994), Monday Night Mayhem (1999), Secret Window (2004), The... Rick Worthy (b. ... Lindsay Frost (born on 4 June 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) is an American actress. ... Bruce Ramsay (born 31-December-1966) is a Canadian born film, television and stage actor from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... William Bill Hader (born June 7, 1978) is an American comedian and repertory player on Saturday Night Live. ... Andrew Davis (born November 21, 1947) is an American film director, producer and cinematographer, noted for the action films The Fugitive and Under Siege. ... Sofía Margarita Vergara (born July 10, 1972) is a native of Barranquilla, Colombia. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

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