W: Scott Rosenberg [based on the screenplay by H.B.
DP: Paul Cameron
Ed: Tom Muldoon & Chris Lebenzon
Mus: Trevor Rabin
Nicolas Cage (Memphis Raines), Angelina Jolie (Sara
Wayland), Robert Duvall (Otto Halliwell), Giovanni Ribisi (Kip Raines), Delroy Lindo (Det. Roland Castlebeck), Timothy Olyphant (Det. Drycoff), Will Patton (Atley Jackson), Christopher
Eccleston (Raymond Calitri)
The title is rather apt, for if you remember anything
about this film a minute after watching it, you've done well.
Nic Cage plays an ex-convict who is blackmailed into
stealing 50 cars in a single night and puts together a motley crew of carjackers to assist with the criminal activity.
It's all what you'll expect from a Bruckheimer action
movie, with high octane car chases, comic relief supporting characters, a smouldering love interest and a cardboard villain.
Remade from a 1974 exploitation flick, this isn't terrible
and does provide ample entertainment for it's duration, but the finale must surely feature some of the worst dialogue ever spoken by a bad guy ("if you die, you'll have a funeral, and
everyone you love will be there. It'll be the greatest day of your life"), nothing short of unintentionally hilarious.