This action-adventure, that features a terrorist plot from The Fugitive (1993), saw its October 2001 release date moved back four months as a result of real-life terrorist attacks on the United States. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Gordon Brewer, a Los Angeles firefighter who witnesses the deaths of his wife and child, innocent victims of a terrorist attack on a motorcade carrying Colombian dignitaries. Responsibility for the deadly explosion belongs to Claudio "The Wolf" Perrini (Cliff Curtis), a terrorist and rebel in Colombia's decade-long civil war. When times passes with no suspect being brought to justice, Brewer rejects the advice of FBI agent Peter Brandt (Elias Koteas) and travels to the jungles of Colombia to find and take revenge upon his family's murderer himself. Encountering a complex web of death squads, right-wing military officials, guerrillas, terrorists and drug-lords, Brewer is aided in his dangerous quest by an unlikely ally, the beautiful Selena Perrini (Francesca Neri), his quarry's wife. Collateral Damage (2002) co-stars John Leguizamo and John Turturro.~Karl Williams
Cast/Director Film Highlights
Documentaries: Behind the scenes and The Hero In A New Era
Featur-length and Audio Commentary by Director Andrew Davis
I really enjoyed this film and I hope they continue the story with a sequel. It doesn't have multiple twists and plots but it does have a good heart and an interesting ending that wants me to come back for more. “I’ll show you collateral damage”
As a Schwarzenegger fan, I may be a bit biased, but I love this film and feel it is worth the price of admission every time...and for the cheap price Best Buy is selling it at, you can definitely afford to judge it yourself. Grab it now!
Unfortunately this moving came out not to long after 9/11, and seeing this type of movie involving a terrorist probably wasn't what the doctor ordered. However, Schwarzenegger was good in this movie and based on reality, you want to be him in this movie....out for revenge!