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USA & UK: Warner Bros Pictures
Cast: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H Macy, Ed O'Neill, Kristen Bell, Lauren Bowles, Tia Texada, Bob Jennings, Lionel Mark Smith, Johnny Messner, Chris J Lacentra, Mark FitzGerald, Tony Mamet, Clark Gregg, Ron Butler, Vincent Guastaferro, Robert Bella, Lana Bilzerian, Aaron Stanford, Ann Morgan, Geoff Pierson, Alexandra Kerry, Andy Davoli, J J Johnston, Natalija Nogulich, Jim Frangione, Dan Hovanesian, Norm Compton, Chino Binamo, Saïd Taghmaoui, Mark Pellegrino, Mordechai Finley, Gail Silver, Dick Friedman, Virginia Pereira, Morris Lamore, Matt Malloy, Linda Kimbrough, Moshe Ivgy, Christopher Kaldor, Al Faris, Zosia Mamet, Kick Gurry, Damon Caro, Ken Moreno, Michael Hilow, Steve Martinez, Max Daniels, Sandra Lindquist, Neil Pepe, Tim Fleming, Chelle Cerceo, Jennifer Ritchkoff, Stephen Greif
Director: David Mamet
Countries: USA / Germany
USA: 106 mins
UK: 107 mins
USA Rated: R for violence and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and violence
USA Release Date: 12 March 2004
UK Release Date: 6 August 2004
Robert Scott (Val Kilmer) is a career military officer working for a highly secretive special operations force. A man hardened by years of brutal service, he is respected by his peers and elders in the world of espionage.
When Scott is recruited to find Laura Newton (Kristen Bell), the President's college-age daughter, he is paired with novice Curtis (Derek Luke), who becomes his protege. Working with a special task force comprised of Presidential Advisors, the Secret Service, FBI and CIA, Scott and Curtis stumble upon a white slavery ring, which may have some connection to Laura's disappearance.
As the story unfolds, the straightforward search-and-rescue mission becomes complicated by Curtis' naivete and the political ambitions of those in high places - like Burch (Ed O'Neill) and Stoddard (William H Macy), political operatives who may know more than they're telling about the circumstances surrounding Laura's abduction.
Scott and Curtis are on the brink of tracking Laura's whereabouts when their clandestine mission comes to an abrupt conclusion as the media issues reports of the girl's death.
Scott returns to the quiet life as a rural landowner and awaits his next assignment in relative peace. But Curtis can't rest. He seeks out Scott to confide his belief that Laura is alive. If she is, their continued unofficial investigation will put them - as well as Laura - at the center of a dangerous conspiracy that reaches the highest levels.