Max is a cab driver. For twelve years, faces have come and gone from his rear-view mirror: people and places he has long since forgotten--until tonight. When a drug cartel learns of their impending indictment by a federal grand jury, they mount an operation to identify and kill the key witness. Vincent is a contract killer. He has one night in L.A.--and five bodies are supposed to fall. Vincent hijacks Max and his cab, making Max collateral--an expendable person who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Through the night, Vincent forces Max to drive him to each assigned destination, as the L.A.P.D. and F.B.I. race to intercept them. Max and Vincent become dependent on each other, in ways neither would have imagined.
MPAA rating: Rated R for violence and language.|||adult
a Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures presentation ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Darabont/Fried/Russell production ; a Michael Mann film, executive producers, Frank Darabont, Rob Fried, Chuck Russell ; produced by Michael Mann, Julie Richardson ; written by Stuart Beattie ; directed by Michael Mann.
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), Bodhi Elfman (Young professional man), Debi Mazar (young professional woman), Javier Bardem (Felix).
Directors of photography, Dion Beebe, Paul Cameron ; film editors, Jim Miller, Paul Rubell ; music by James Newton Howard ; production designer, David Wasco ; costume designer, Jeffrey Kurland.
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 DTS digital surround, 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital surround; widescreen format preserving original theatrical aspect ratio 2.40:1.
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English.
Winner, 2004 Future Film Festival Digital Award-Michael Mann, Venice Film Festival.