12 Rounds

Synopsis: Uniformed New Orleans PD officer Danny Fisher earns his promotion to detective to his near-rather lucky, albeit brave, arrest of ruthless terrorist arms-dealer Miles Jackson, whose girlfriend Erica Kessen got accidentally killed during the dirty FBI-operation. Exactly a year later, Miles has escaped and blows up Danny's house as foretaste of a Herculean race to accomplish twelve near-impossible tasks against the clock, otherwise his kidnapped wife Molly will be killed. Yet at the end, another master-plan is suspected.
Director(s): Renny Harlin
Production: 20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

- [Man On Radio] Give me audio on that, please.

- [Men Laughing]

[Man #2 On Radio]

Right turn on Royal.

[Man #1]

Can you zoom in? All right. Now pan right.

[Woman On Radio]

Yes, that's affirmative. Male, late 30s.

[Man #1] Group of six males, Quadrant 9.

Give me the middle one.

[Man #3 On Radio]

N.G. Not a match.

[Man #1]

Agent 4-86, squawk and ident. Need your position.

[Man #4 On Radio]

Camera's on Decatur, now online.

I'm heading north on Clinton.

[Man #1]

Let's get a sweep moving southeast on Toulouse.

Strike that.

On Conti- 800 block.

[Man #4]

I'm going to change position.

- [Man #3] Two out of five, no good.

- [Man #1] That's no good.

Come back around on Exchange

and head north.

[Man #5]

I'm moving onto Burgundy Street now.

It's got some dropouts on the feed there.


Possible target heading northeast on Bourbon.

Fifty yards from St. Louis.

[Man #1] Southwest corner.

Target is wearing a red shirt and shoulder bag.

[Man #6] I see the target.

I'm too far out for a facial lock.

[Man #7]

I've got him. Red shirt.

[Man #8]

No good. Face is turned.

[Man #7]

Static camera missed him too.

[Woman] Gator's got eyes on him.

I'm heading back around the perimeter.

[Man #9]

Gator, he's a 120 yards ahead to the left.


I'm right behind him.

Looks real close.

Can't get a clear shot.

[Man #1] He's coming up on your left.

Suspect in red continuing on Conti Street.

Rabbit got him. Full face.

Give me a sec.

Beginning scan.

Negative. It's not a match.

Okay, Bulldog, take the northwest quad.

Gator, hold firm, cover that east bank.

Samuel's in position?

We're just waiting on Miles, sir.

[Man #1] Need a whole new sweep

of the area starting in Quad 1.

Let's get all bank "A"cameras online.


Danny? You're not feeding the dog, are you?


No. I'm looking for my badge.

They give you two things when you're a cop-

a gun and a badge.

I have one.

I can't find my badge.

- It's on the thingy.

- The thing, the thing?

I was just over by the thing.

It's not there.

Shortie, remember our plan.

You're gonna stay strong, I'm gonna give you food.

Just don't tell Mom

I gave you that, all right?

Daniel Fisher. Hmm?

I'm tryin' to build

the world's most dominant pug.

He's going through a bulking phase.

Look at him.

Come here, Shortie.

Come on. Daddy's bad.

Come here.

I'll show you the thingy.

The thing.

"It's by the thing."

I was just by the thing.

It's not there.

- I was just-

- [Laughing] The thingy.

- This is the thing.

- Yeah.

- I didn't know you meant that thing.

- Course not.

It's here. You know,

I still got, like, 10 minutes.

Yeah? It only takes you two, honey.

Come on.

- I think it's a strong two.

- [Laughs]

Go to work.

Be safe, okay?

Okay. Go.

Love you, Shortie.

- Hey, Hank!

- Hey, Molly!


Come on.

Aw, sh*t. I am definitely not smarter

than a fifth grader.

[Female Dispatcher, Indistinct]

Do you need backup?

Hey, man. What's going on?

So you, uh-you gotta get permission from

the old lady and the dog now to come to work?

- Just the dog.

- [Laughs]

Hey, homework.

F.B.I.'s tracking this guy through the Quarter.

They need some hand-holding.

Coming out of the hotel.

Target matches four out of five points.

Gator's on Royal, 200 block.

All available agents, scramble.

We need a clear lock. Get audio in place.

He's moving towards Bourbon.

I'm 50 yards back.

Come on, people.

I can't afford to lose this guy again.

I'm in position,

target heading towards me.

Clear shot.


Hold position.

- Sir, the locals need-

- Shut up!

Show me that Irish bastard.

Confirmed. All teams,

we have a positive I.D. on Miles Jackson.

You want to see the face of the devil?

There it is.

Brought down Trans Atlantic Flight 212.

Bombed the American Embassy in Frankfurt.

The man decapitated his own brother

for blowing a deal in Tangiers.

It's game day, people.

Let's go.

Got him.

- He's got his cell phone out now.

- Sir, he's making the call.

[Cell Phone Rings]

Hey, open up Samuel's feed.

It's an incoming call, sir.

Still encrypted.

Fifteen minutes.

The abandoned wharf on Permission Way.

Miles is bringing the weapons,

and we're making the exchange.

[Man] I got three tapped cameras,

including the harbor crane.

- I need Team 1 to get me set up inside.

- Samuel, remember our deal.

You ever want to see your brother again,

you do as I say when I say it.

We get Miles, we get the weapons,

you and Joshua get your freedom.

- Clear?

- Claro.

Now we dance.

- No! Hey, hey. No, no, no, no, no.

- Hang on. He stopped.

Let's see.

He takes your bishop knight to c4...

pawn to a7, rook to block.

He takes your queen.

It's all over but the crying.

Try, uh, pawn to a6.

It's better.

He's heading east.



He's hailing a cab.

Mobile Unit 6 has video on him,

hundred yards back.

Send N.O.P.D. the new pics on Miles.

Have them establish

a 10-block perimeter around the wharf.

- Sir, should you call the director?

- No.

This is the first time Miles has been

out in the open in two years.

The director has no idea

you're about to cut a deal.

There is no deal.

We use Samuel and Joshua to get to Miles.

We bring 'em all down.

Nobody's going anywhere, Ray.

This time, he's not getting away from me.

Just give me the scoop, man.

So, you gonna pop the question, or what?

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