Collateral Damage Swordfish Basic

  |  Buy to Own: 27/09/2004
  |  293 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Triple bill of action thrillers. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in 'Collateral Damage' (2002) as fireman Gordy Brewer, who, when his family is killed by a terrorist bomb, vows to track down the person responsible. He discovers that the chief suspect is El Lobo, a Colombian freedom fighter, and heads off to Colombia to confront him. Soon after he arrives, the fireman finds himself hunted by both the police and the rebel factions, but with the help of mechanic Armstrong (John Turturro) and cocaine farmer Felix (John Leguizamo), he manages to find his way to El Lobo's compound. Gordy's mission then develops a renewed urgency when he discovers that the rebel is about to make a new attack on US soil. In 'Swordfish' (2001), computer hacker Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman) is visited by the mysterious Ginger (Halle Berry), who asks him to help out with a complex plan organized by rogue government agent Gabriel Shear (John Travolta). Jobson has already been convicted once, and a second offence could land him in jail, However, when Ginger reveals the kind of reward he will receive if he comes aboard, he finds it difficult to resist. The plan is to hack into a bank computer system and redirect billions of dollars in order to fund Gabriel's counter-terrorist activities, but Ginger reveals herself to be an undercover agent for the DEA, and when his own daughter is kidnapped and used as insurance by the ruthless Gabriel, Stanley doesn't know which way to turn. In 'Basic' (2003), after the initial investigation by Captain Julia Osborne (Connie Nielsen) into the disappearance of Sgt. Nathan West (Samuel L. Jackson) and the death several cadets fails, ex-army ranger turned DEA agent Tom Hardy (John Travolta) is called in. West went missing and four cadets were killed during a hurricane whilst in Panama on a jungle training exercise. However, there were two survivors; but one says that West murdered the cadets and was then murdered himself, whilst the other paints a completely different picture. Hardy and Osborne have to work together to get to the truth, and discover whether either one of the stories is to be believed.