DVD 119 mins IMDB 7.7 (37,902 votes)
Dreamworks (2004)
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(2005 )
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Tom Cruise Vincent
Jamie Foxx Max
Jada Pinkett Smith Annie
Mark Ruffalo Fanning
Peter Berg Richard Weidner
Bruce McGill Pedrosa
Irma P. Hall Ida
Barry Shabaka Henley Daniel
Richard T. Jones Traffic Cop #1
Klea Scott Fed #1
Barry "Shabaka" Henley Daniel
Bodhi Elfman Young Professional Man
Debi Mazar Young Professional Woman
Javier Bardem Felix
Emilio Rivera Paco
Jamie McBride Traffic Cop #2

Director Michael Mann
Producer Michael Mann; Julie Richardson
Writer Stuart Beattie
Cinematography Dion Beebe; Paul Cameron
Musician James Newton Howard; Thomas Schobel
User Credit 1 Jim Miller; Paul Rubell
User Credit 2 Jeffrey Kurland

A taxi driver is unexpectedly taken on the ride of his life in this stylish thriller from acclaimed director Michael Mann. Max (Jamie Foxx) is a cab driver who hopes to some day open his own limo company; one night behind the wheel begins promisingly when he picks up Annie (Jada Pinkett Smith), an attorney working with the federal government who is attractive, friendly, and gives him her business card after paying her fare. Max thinks his luck is getting even better when his next fare, Vincent (Tom Cruise), offers him several hundred dollars in cash if he'll be willing to drop him off, wait, and pick him up at five different spots over the course of the evening. Max agrees, but he soon realizes Vincent isn't just another guy with errands to run — Vincent is an assassin who has been paid to murder five people who could put the leaders of a powerful drug trafficking ring behind bars in an upcoming trial. As circumstances force Max to do Vincent's bidding, the cabbie has to find a way to prevent Vincent from killing again and save his own skin, a task that becomes especially crucial when he discovers Annie is one of the names on Vincent's hit list. Collateral also stars Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, and Bruce McGill as police detectives hot on Vincent's trail. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 678149173420
Region Region 1
Release Date 12/14/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Widescreen Color Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Violence and language.
User Text 2 It started like any other night.
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Trivia: Before it was offered to Michael Mann, the script was offered to the Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles, who was planning on doing it in the style of Martin Scorsese's After Hours (1985). (more)

Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: When Max sees the security guard at the office building he runs around to another door. The cameraman is visible in the glare of the building running next to Max. (more)

[first lines]
Vincent: You OK?
Airport Man: Yeah, I'm fine mate, don't worry about it.

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 35 nominations (more)