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Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2003
Director: John McTiernan
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-097452
Running time: 1:38 (98 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: July 08, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#272)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 02, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
Academy Award® nominees John Travolta (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Samuel L. Jackson (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Pulp Fiction, 1994) team up with action director John McTiernan (Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October, Predator) in a white-knuckle "thrill-ride with a twist you won't believe!" (MairiAnna Bachynsky, ATV/CTV ENTERTAINMENT). Also starring Connie Nielsen (The Hunted, Gladiator), Giovanni Ribisi (Gone In Sixty Seconds), Brian Van Holt (Black Hawk Down), Taye Diggs (Chicago) and Roselyn Sanchez (Rush Hour 2).

A DEA officer (Travolta) is recruited to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a famed U.S. Army drill instructor (Jackson) and a group of cadets on a routine military exercise in the jungles of Panama. But the journey to uncover the truth leads to some dangerous and unexpected places when two rescued survivors tell dramatically different versions of what transpired. "Totally mesmerizing." (Lisa Petrillo, WFOR/CBS (Miami)/EXTRA)
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
War
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • Intermedia Films
 • Phoenix Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
John McTiernan....Director
Writing
James Vanderbilt....Writer
Production
Mike Medavoy....Producer
Arnie Messner....Producer
James Vanderbilt....Producer
Michael Tadross....Producer
Moritz Borman....Executive Producer
Nigel Sinclair....Executive Producer
Basil Iwanyk....Executive Producer
Jonathan Krane....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Steve Mason....Director of Photography
Film Editing
George Folsey Jr.....Film Editor
Music
Klaus Badelt....Composer
Sound
Andrew DeCristofaro....Supervising Sound Editor
Tom Nelson....Production Sound Mixer
Ann Scibelli....Sound Designer
John Reitz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg Rudloff....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David Campbell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Dennis Bradford....Production Designer
Kate Harrington....Costume Designer
Gary Kosko....Art Director
Michelle Buhler....Make-up Artist
Allan A. Apone....Make-up Artist
Lisa Miller....Make-up Artist
Conrad V. Brink....Visual Effects
Pixel Magic
Ray McIntyre, Jr.....Visual Effects
Big Red Pixel
Robert Rossello....Visual Effects
DAMFX
Marc Kolbe....Visual Effects
Craig Mumma....Visual Effects
Cast
John Travolta....Hardy
Connie Nielsen....Osborne
Samuel L. Jackson....West
Tim Daly....Styles
Giovanni Ribisi....Kendall
Brian Van Holt....Dunbar
Taye Diggs....Pike
Dash Mihok....Mueller
Cristián De la Fuente....Castro
Roselyn Sanchez....Nuñez
Harry Connick, Jr.....Vilmer
Georgia Hausserman....Pilot
Margaret Travolta....Nurse #1
Dena Johnston....Nurse #2
Helicopter Pilots
Nick Loren
Cliff Fleming
Steven Maye....CID Officer
Jonathan Rau....G.I. on the Tarmac
Tait Ruppert....Jeep Driver
Timothy S. Wester....Doctor
MPs
Chris Byrne
Curtis Ricks
Charles L. Fails