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Law Abiding Citizen

Rating
R
Guide for parents: disturbing, strong violence, gore, offensive language.
Rating
13+
Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, disturbing, strong violence, gore, offensive language.
Rating
18A
Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, disturbing, strong violence, gore, offensive language.
Rating
18A
Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, disturbing, strong violence, gore, offensive language.
Rating
18A
Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, disturbing, strong violence, gore, offensive language.
Rating
18A
Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, disturbing, strong violence, gore, offensive language.
Rating
14A
Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, disturbing, strong violence, gore, offensive language.
Rating
14A
Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, disturbing, strong violence, gore, offensive language.
Year2009
Run time1h48m
GenreDramatic thriller
Directed byF. Gary Gray
CompanyOverture FilmsAllianceAlliance Vivafilm

Synopsis

Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. Fast forward ten years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die. Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Shelton's high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror. Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death. With his own family now in Shelton's cross-hairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead.

Starring

Jamie Foxx
Gerard Butler
Colm Meaney
Bruce McGill
Leslie Bibb
Regina Hall
Richard Portnow
Viola Davis
Michael Kelly
Roger Bart
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