Fri, Mar 01, 2002 - Page 11 News List

Movie: Collateral Damage 間接傷害

STAFF WRITER

Rated R, directed by Andrew Davis, with Arnold Schwarzenegger (Gordy Brewer), Elias Koteas (Brandt), Cliff Curtis (El Lobo), John Leguizamo (Felix), John Turturro (Armstrong), running time: 110 minutes.

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Gordy Brewer, a firefighter and involved father to an adorable son. When his family is killed in a terrorist attack, however, Arny becomes the one-man army we've seen him in, well, most all his movies. A Colombian man named ``El Lobo'' takes responsibility for the attack and Gordy becomes a vigilante scouring Colombia's coca fields for his prey. As easy as it is to see Collateral Damage as a perfect example of Hollywood capitalizing on recent tragedy, it's simply not the case. David Griffiths and Peter Griffiths have managed to be more prognosticators than screenwriters; their script had already been shot and the film nearly ready for theaters before the events of Sept. 11. The film's release was wisely postponed for a day when nerves were less raw.

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