Oscar-winner Denzel Washington stars in this high tension, action-packed thriller as a lethal prisoner who is escorted from a compromised safe house by a CIA Agent (Ryan Reynolds). They must make their way to another safe house in South Africa without being taken out by violent forces that want them both dead.
Goof:There is no train station right by the Cape Town Stadium.
Goof:When Weston and Frost are in the parking lot, Weston breaks into the security hut where all of the car keys are held and tries lots of different key fobs until he unlocks a Daihatsu Materia. When they drive out of the parking lot, they are in a completely different car.
Goof:When the two senior CIA agents are flying from Langley to South Africa they are shown in a Falcon 900 (Tri-Jet) in the air but they arrive in a Gulfstream.
Goof:Before Weston arrives at Green Point Stadium the stadium shows no activity. A few seconds later when he arrives there is suddenly a soccer match on and thousands of people around.
Denzel Washington actually was waterboarded during the filming of some of the torture scene, though only for a few seconds per take.
Goof: Swartkops Air Force Base is not situated in Johannesburg, it is in Pretoria, 50km North of Johannesburg.
Tobin Frost: You've done a fine job, Son. We'll take it from here. That's when you know you're screwed.
(On the run, advised to follow protocol)
Matt Weston: Protocol? There is no protocol for this?
Tobin Frost: I'm not your only enemy tonight.
Tobin Frost: Remember rule number one: you are responsible for your house guest. I'm your house guest.
Matt Weston: How am I supposed to get more experience by staring at four walls all day?
Tobin Frost: I think you need to consider how your safe house was attacked in the first place. That house was a secure location. Whoever crashed it, they were invited. Someone told them, someone you know...
Matt Weston: You're not gonna get in my head.
Tobin Frost: I am already in your head!
Matt Weston: I'm taking you in!
(Frost knocks him down)
Tobin Frost: I want you to take me in.
The movie was originally set in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, but the production decided not to shoot there due to security concerns.
The movie took a worldwide gross of $202,482,728.
It earned $126,181,630 in the Northern America and $76,301,098 abroad.
Production Budget: $85 million