An expert negotiator (Russell Crowe) falls for a woman (Meg
Ryan) while trying to rescue her engineer husband (David Morse) who's been kidnapped in
South America by a drug-trafficking organization. Also with David Caruso and Pamela Reed. [2:12]
SEX/NUDITY 2 - Two kisses and a reference to a man frequenting prostitutes.
We see a deck of playing cards with nude women on them, but no actual nudity is visible.
VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Several people are shot (including one person who is shot
several times), resulting in visible bloody wounds (in one scene blood spurts from a
torso); one person falls into a waterfall after being shot. A person is stabbed in the
neck (blood is on the assailant's face) and another is stabbed in the side. Knives pierce
a person's leg after he falls into a trap (he tries to pull them out and we see blood),
and a person pulls a bloody stick out of his foot. Two extended shoot-outs with machine
gunfire, tanks, fires and explosions (resulting in some deaths); a mob with machine guns
kidnaps a group of people (seen again later); a man fires a machine gun at a building; an
explosion blows two people up (not really shown); a grenade explodes near someone,
resulting in bloody eyes (the person is temporarily blinded); another grenade explodes
near a person who then flies through the air; we see some scenes with fires, explosions
and machine gun fire; and many instances of threatening with guns or people being shot at
(in one scene a person is shot at while hanging off a helicopter as it takes off). A man
in a hood is guarded by people with guns. A couple of face slaps and a push, a person is
hit and knocked down, a person trips and falls, people scuffle in two different scenes
(pushing, yelling, etc.), a person is hit in the head and knocked down, a person is pushed
off truck, men fall down hills while trying to escape, and a man dangles over a gully. We
see a group of corpses, bloody knuckles, blood on a car window, a spot of blood on a
bandage, blood on a sheet covering a corpse (in supposed news coverage), a man's bloody
feet (we see them being hit by another person, then see the feet in a picture later), a
man's bloody leg, a man's bruised eye, and several people with bloody scratches on their
PROFANITY 10 - Sometimes seen in subtitles. About 42 F-words, one profane
finger gesture, and many scatological references, anatomical references, and mild
obscenities. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Kidnapping, ransom, doing business in a foreign country.
MESSAGE - You never know when your world might be turned upside-down.