DVD 108 mins IMDB 5.1 (10,843 votes)
Collateral Damage
Warner Brothers (2002)
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USA  /  English

Arnold Schwarzenegger Gordy Brewer
Francesca Neri Selena Perrini
Elias Koteas Peter Brandt
Cliff Curtis Claudio Perrini
John Leguizamo Felix Ramirez
John Turturro Sean Armstrong
Jsu Garcia Roman
Tyler Posey Mauro (as Tyler Garcia Posey)
Michael Milhoan Jack
Rick Worthy Ronnie
Billy Green [Participant]
Al Sicignano [Participant]
Capt. Philip Ruvolo [Participant]
Jack Butler [Participant]
Pete Romeo [Participant]
Miguel Sandoval Phipps
Harry J. Lennix Dray
Lindsay Frost Anne Brewer
Raymond Cruz Junior
Ethan Dampf Matt Brewer
Jorge Zepeda Rocha

Director Andrew Davis; Étienne Sauret
Producer David Foster; Steven Reuther
Writer Ronald Roose; David Griffiths; Peter Griffiths
Cinematography Adam Greenberg
Musician Salvatore Basile; Graeme Revell
User Credit 1 Dov Hoenig; Dennis Virkler
User Credit 2 James W. Tyson

This action-adventure, that features a terrorist plot from The Fugitive (1993), saw its October 2001 release date moved back four months as a result of real-life terrorist attacks on the United States. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Gordon Brewer, a Los Angeles firefighter who witnesses the deaths of his wife and child, innocent victims of a terrorist attack on a motorcade carrying Colombian dignitaries. Responsibility for the deadly explosion belongs to Claudio "The Wolf" Perrini (Cliff Curtis), a terrorist and rebel in Colombia's decade-long civil war. When times passes with no suspect being brought to justice, Brewer rejects the advice of FBI agent Peter Brandt (Elias Koteas) and travels to the jungles of Colombia to find and take revenge upon his family's murderer himself. Encountering a complex web of death squads, right-wing military officials, guerrillas, terrorists and drug-lords, Brewer is aided in his dangerous quest by an unlikely ally, the beautiful Selena Perrini (Francesca Neri), his quarry's wife. Collateral Damage (2002) co-stars John Leguizamo and John Turturro. — Karl Williams

Edition Details
Barcode 085392132423
Region Region 1
Chapters 32
Release Date 2005
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Violence and some language.
User Text 2 What Would You Do If You Lost Everything?
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Trivia: After the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001, Warner Bros. pulled all advertising of the film which had included a mock newspaper clipping alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger's face featuring the word "bombing" and the tagline "What would you do if you lost everything?" and its Collateral Damage (2002) movie website that had included a game called "Hunting for the Wolf". When the film was finally released in 2002, the film's poster was revamped with shot of an explosion due to the U.S. subsequent invasion of Afghanistan in the background of Arnold's face in the foreground and the film's original tagline missing. The website was completely revamped with nothing but production stills, bios, the film's synopsis, and cast and crew material. The games and other material that had been on the original version of the website were completely eliminated. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When Gordy is shocked, the bat falls out of his hand, but subsequently re-appears and disappears between shots. (more)

[referring to Gordon as Armstrong's replacement]
Felix: It's like ordering a pizza. You ask for Canadian Bacon you end up with a German sausage.