The Cold Light of Day

Synopsis: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): Mabrouk El Mechri
Production: Lionsgate Fi lms
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Flight 530 from San Francisco,

you're cleared for landing, Captain.

- Sorry, I don't speak Spanish.

- First time in Spain?

Yeah, first time in Spain.

Where's my luggage?


it's still in San Francisco.


Sally, it's me.

Can you call the airline and tell them

to leave my bags in San Francisco?

I'll be back before they get here, anyway.



- Hey.

- Hey.

I was... I was expecting Josh.

He's asleep on the boat. Jet lag.

- Hit him all of a sudden. Good to see you.

- Good to see you.

How's the posting?

Best in a while.

Had a gospel quartet come through here

for about six weeks,

and then a Picasso expert

from Oregon State.

Why on earth would Spain want to hear

from a Picasso expert from Oregon?

A different perspective.

Sorry, hold on.


Look, could I call you

back in a few hours?

- Okay, bye. Bye.

- Bye.

One call, Dad.

This vacation, it's just a real bad time for me

to be away from the company.

Your mother's pretty happy

about this vacation, Will.


Oh! Mmm!

- You look great, Mom.

- Thanks for the groceries, hon.

How come you're so relaxed?

Well, that's 'cause

we're all finally here.

How was your flight?

The plane went up, flew straight across,

went down again.

Nothing a small bathtub

of vino won't fix.

We can do better than that.

Now, why don't you get that suit off?

It looks like an accordion on you.

Where's your luggage?

Apparently it's still saying goodbye

to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Oh! For heaven's sake. Uh...

Well, there's some clothes you left behind

from last year's trip.

Why don't you put those on?

I'll have a nice glass of Rioja waiting for you

when you're ready.

See what I mean?

When I got here, she was like,

"Beer's in the fridge."

Mom always liked you best.

Oh, God.

Look who's here.

Dara, this is Will. The good brother.

The one who used to tell everybody

he was an only child.

Only after Josh was born.

How was the ride with Godzilla?

No blood, no foul. Yeah.

Well, just take it nice and easy.

It's only a week.

I think your dad's a sweetie.

She grew up in a Soviet orphanage.

Well, I gotta get changed.

That's not bad.

But it's a government job.

You have to tolerate the bureaucracy.

You move when the government

tells you to move, so not everybody likes it.

Yeah, I'm not sure I liked it.

Josh and I never got to have

the same friends

for more than two years in a row.

Not to mention we lived in

But the best thing is we learned

about 15 weird local sports.

Excuse me, my man.

We both played basketball and ran track

in the Comoros, remember?

Although no one in the school

was over 5'3",

and Will was pretty much the all-star

everywhere we went.

Wow! Well done.

Mmm. Got it?

Before we start,

I just want to say how happy I am

that we're all finally together

around a table again.

I didn't realize how much I'd missed this.

- To family.

- Nice.

To family.

This looks fantastic.

My caveman caught it this morning.

You fish, Mr. Shaw?

Yeah, he fishes.

- Oh, guys.

- He fishes. He fishes.

- No, guys, seriously, please.

- Come on! I want to hear this story.

- Spear-fishing, actually, is his forte.

- Excuse me.

I got to take this. Important.

No more of those stories

or I'll start telling some of yours.

Where are you sleeping tonight?

You guys aren't sleeping together, are you?

Jesus, Dad.

If we work together on this, I'm sure

it's going to be beneficial for both of us.

This Thursday?

I'm out of the country, so...

I understand.

Okay. Bye.

- Quite dangerous.

- Yeah, in his case it was quite dangerous.

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Scott Wiper

Scott Wiper (born July 22, 1970) is an American writer, film director, and actor. He wrote, directed, and starred in A Better Way to Die. Wiper's was the co-writer and director of the action thriller, The Condemned, starring WWE's "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Wiper wrote the screenplay for The Cold Light of Day, starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver. He also directed the WWE Film The Marine 3: Homefront starring WWE wrestler The Miz. more…

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