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Summary:
Matt Lee Whitlock is the chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida. As a hardworking man whos good at his job, hes respected by his peers and beloved by his community. When Banyan Key is shocked by a brutal double homicide, Matt starts his investigation--and his life starts to unravel. Details of the case begin to surface, all of the evidence points to Matt as the prime suspect. Now with the investigation in full swing and several people working the case, Matt finds himself in a race against time to solve the murders before others uncover the clues hes finding and he himself falls under suspicion. He has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone hes trusted in order to clear his name and uncover the horrifying truth.

Review:
Denzel Washington and Eva Mendes team up once again (Training Day) in another highly touted thriller. This time around Eva Mendes plays a detective who's divorcing Matt Lee Whitlock (Denzel Washington). Although Eva Mendes is absolutely beautiful its kind of disappointing to see her play the same role over and over again. She was a cop/detective in three highly anticipated movies this year: Out of Time, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. To a certain extent it really takes away from the appeal of this movie and more or less normalizes the emotions of the film. 

This film does a good job of keeping up the suspense throughout the film and creates a situation where you really begin to root for Denzel Washington's character to overcome his obstacles and get back together with Eva Mendes (ex-wife). The setting and characters of the film and its characters make the plot more realistic. Denzel Washington convincing portrays an easygoing but gullible police chief in a laid-back Florida backwater Another nice thing this film does is utilize many different types of problems to keep the film (Money, terminally ill cancer, Life Insurance, Double Homicide) flowing well and an even better job of tying everything together at the end of this flick.

The only shortfall of this movie is the ending. Without giving away the ending I will say it is more suited for a made for TV movie rather than a box office movie. The director of the film forgets the difference of box office films and television movies and dramas. Although CSI (Crime Scene Invesitigation) is one of my favorite televisions dramas, the ending for this flick is not even up to par with this TV show. 

See this movie if you're a fan of:

Denzel Washington (Actor/Director, Training Day, Antone Fisher, The Pelican Brief, John Q)

Eva Mendes (Actress, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Exit Wounds, 2 Fast 2 Furious)

Training Day (2001)

Exit Wounds (2001)

John Q (2002)

Suspense Novels



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Box Office Info:

Cast:
Denzel Washington (as Matt Lee Whitlock)
Sanaa Lathan (as Ann Harrison)
Dean Cain (as Chris Harrison)
Eva Mendes (as Detective Alexandra Cole)
Alex Carter (as Dr. Cabbot)

Directed By: Carl Franklin
Written By: David Collard
Produced By: MGM

Release Date (US): October 3, 2003

Length of Movie: 1h 54min

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, violence and some language.

Filming Location: Miami (FL), Boca Grande (FL), Cortez (FL).

Budget: $50,000,000

Opening Weekend: $16,185,316

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1. Out of Time Theme
2. Matt's House Boat
3. Main Titles
4. Domestic Violence
5. Banyan Quay
6. One Step Ahead
7. Out of Time Theme Guitar Mix
8. Night Beat - Mika
9. Hot on the Trail
10. Buddies Matt and Chae
11. Conned by Ann Merai
12. Still in Love? Alex and Matt
13. Saying Goodbye - Mika
14. The Fire
15. It's Never Over Till It's Over
16. Out of Time Theme Trumpet Mix

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