Synopsis: Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Mikael Håfström
Production: The Weinstein Company
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

We signed off on it.

Then what happened?

You went off

in all these other directions.

The cut you sent us, it's nothing

like how we said it should be.

Look, Susan, the directions

I took were, you know...

I've been doing this for ten years, OK?

I'm sorry.

Ill do it however it is

you want it done.

The time for apologies is over.

What we need now is change.

You don't want me on the account?

Uh, Susan appreciates all you've done.

You have different visions.

You might have backed me up in there.

Backed you up!

Susan Davis is a $130 million client.

- She's a bitch.

- She's the worst kind of bitch.

She has a point. You're in a rut,

my friend, and you know it.

Forget Susan Davis.

Get a new account, get back

on your feet, back to what you do best.

Goddamn it.

Talk to me, tell me what's going on,

maybe I can help.


That's a word, isn't it?

Shut up, Bernie.

I live here. Amy, please!

Bernie, cut it out.

- You're late.

- Sorry.

How was work?

Work was...

...fine. You?

Guess who's decided

to monitor me this week?

- Ethan Jeffries.

- Oh. The asshole.

He always throws a fit

when I stray from the lesson plan.

There's a lot of that going around.

So, what did I do?

Handed out an English composition

in the math hour today.

He chew you out in front of the kids?

The title for the composition

was "Why We Like Principal Jeffries."

Uh, Jerry called.

There's a message on the machine.

Where you going?

I have a PTA meeting.

It's been on the calendar for six weeks.


Amy needs to be quizzed

for her history test,

and Bernie needs to pee.

Name the act that banned alcohol.

Volstead Act.

- What year?

- 1919.

- Huh?

- 1919.

Yeah. Do you think we can turn

this down a notch below deafening?



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Stuart Beattie

Stuart Beattie (born 1972) is an Australian screenwriter and film director. His screenplay for Collateral (2004) earned him nominations for the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay and Saturn Award for Best Writing. Beattie attended Knox Grammar School, in Sydney, New South Wales, where his mother, Sandra, was a languages teacher; and later Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. more…

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