Knight and Day

Knight and Day

3.8 8
Director: James Mangold

Cast: James Mangold, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard

     
 

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A single girl en route to a family wedding gets swept up in a fight between a rogue government agent and the FBI in this globe-trotting action comedy from director James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma). June Havens (Cameron DiazSee more details below

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Overview

A single girl en route to a family wedding gets swept up in a fight between a rogue government agent and the FBI in this globe-trotting action comedy from director James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma). June Havens (Cameron Diaz) is preparing to board a flight back home for her sister's wedding when she literally bumps into Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) in the middle of a busy airport. A few minutes later, they're making small talk on the plane when June excuses herself to the bathroom, and all hell breaks loose in the fuselage. By the time June emerges Roy has killed everybody on board, including the pilots. After crash-landing the plane in a darkened cornfield, Roy tells June that she should expect a visit from government agents, but warns her that by cooperating with them she risks almost certain death. The following day, Roy's prediction comes true when June is confronted by an imposing gang of government spooks who come under heavy fire while bombarding her with questions about her mysterious traveling companion. Suddenly, Roy is back, and he's once again whisking June away to safety. But what do the agents want, and why do they insist that Roy is the one to be feared, and not them? Before long the girl who never traveled far from home is off on a wild adventure that will take her from the tropics to Austria, France, and Spain. Somewhere amidst all of the confusion and gunfire, June begins to forge a bond with Roy. Unfortunately, it's never quite clear whether her unpredictable protector is one of the good guys or the bad guys, and by the time Roy reveals that he's attempting to protect a valuable new energy source, there's no time for questions. Paul Dano, Viola Davis, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Grace, and Marc Blucas co-star.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Loaded with top-shelf star power, inventive action, gorgeous locations, and scene after scene of fast-paced, bloodless gunplay, Knight and Day possesses all the key ingredients of a breezy summer hit. But like a pair of good-humored houseguests who just won't take a hint, stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz overstay their welcome just long enough so that the good memories are slightly tainted by the faint stench of mildew after that invigorating first gust dies down. June Havens (Diaz) is preparing to board a flight back home for her sister's wedding when she literally bumps into Roy Miller (Cruise) in the middle of a busy airport. A few minutes later, they're making small talk on the plane when June excuses herself to the bathroom, and all hell breaks loose in the fuselage. By the time June emerges, Roy has killed everybody on board, including the pilots. After crash-landing the plane in a darkened cornfield, Roy tells June that she should expect a visit from government agents, but warns her that by cooperating with them she risks almost certain death. The following day, Roy's prediction comes true when June is confronted by an imposing gang of government spooks, who come under heavy fire while bombarding her with questions about her mysterious traveling companion. Suddenly, Roy is back, and he's once again whisking June away to safety. But what do the agents want, and why do they insist that Roy is the one to be feared, and not them? Before long the girl who never traveled far from home is off on a globe-trotting adventure that will take her from the tropics to Austria, France, and Spain. Somewhere amidst all of the confusion and gunfire, June begins to forge a bond with Roy. Unfortunately, it's never quite clear whether her unpredictable protector is one of the good guys or the bad guys, and by the time Roy reveals that he's attempting to protect a valuable new energy source, there's no time for questions. By staging energetic action set pieces aboard planes and trains, in cars on crowded freeways, and even on a motorcycle during the running of the bulls, director James Mangold works overtime to give moviegoers something new in Knight and Day. And, for the most part, he succeeds fairly admirably; bullet for bullet, Knight and Day might just be your best bet for a fun time at the flicks in a summer of adrenalized disappointments. Refreshingly, Mangold and screenwriter Patrick O'Neill prove that Hollywood filmmakers needn't always mine comic books or classic television shows to produce a summertime thrill ride that delivers the goods -- a factor that gives Knight and Day a distinct advantage amidst the rising tide of nostalgia-influenced multiplex programming. That's not to say that anything in the actual plot of Knight and Day is exceptionally groundbreaking or original, just that any film brave enough to deviate from the current box-office trends is already working at a distinct advantage since the public has no point of reference on which to rest their expectations. And Mangold makes this work to his advantage by toying with our perceptions and expectations just enough during the dialogue sequences to get us prepped for the next big action onslaught. Set against the backdrop of numerous exotic locales, those lively set pieces are made all the more watchable thanks to some impressive stunt work, and masterful cinematography by frequent Mangold collaborator Phedon Papamichael, who manages to capture the natural beauty of the film's many locations while never forgetting to keep the focus on the gunplay and chases. These days, however, it's nearly impossible to wander into a movie completely devoid of expectations, and for many it will likely be the presence of polarizing Hollywood heavyweights Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz that could determine whether folks will lay down their hard-earned cash for Knight and Day. Though Cruise and Diaz's onscreen chemistry is hardly combustible enough to set the screen ablaze, Mangold keeps the story moving fast enough to ensure that even those who cringe at the sight of Cruise's über-confident smile aren't blinded by his pearly whites before the action kicks in again. And while the supporting performances are fairly standard for this sort of fare, Paul Dano does manage to make an impression as the socially awkward inventor at the center of the vast conspiracy, and Marc Blucas displays commendable comic timing in his brief yet memorable role as June's lovelorn ex. If Knight and Day were just 20 minutes shorter, Mangold and company might have had the perfect popcorn flick on their hands. Instead what we get is a lightweight summer tent-pole that hits all the right notes, but just holds them for a few beats too long.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/30/2010
UPC:
0024543718864
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
A1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
3:38:00
Sales rank:
16,029

Special Features

Closed Caption; Wilder Knights and crazier days; Boston days and spanish knights; Knight and "Somebody" featuring the Black Eyed Peas and Tom Cruise; Knight and Day: story; Knight and Day: scope

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cruise Actor,Roy Miller
Cameron Diaz Actor,June Havens
Peter Sarsgaard Actor,Fitzgerald
Viola Davis Actor,Director George
Jordi Mollà Antonio
Paul Dano Actor,Simon Feck
Olivier Martinez Actor
Maggie Grace Actor,April Havens
Falk Hentschel Bernhard
Marc Blucas Actor,Rodney
Lennie Loftin Braces
Rich Manley Danny
Dale Dye Frank Jenkins
Celia Weston Molly
Gal Gadot Naomi
Jack A. O'Connell Wilmer
Trevor Loomis Eduardo
Nilaja Sun Allison
Tommy Nohilly Randy Mechanic
Taylor Treadwell Gate Agent
Christian Finnegan Ticket Agent
Nicholas Reese Art Kid at Airport
Brian Dykstra TSA Offier
Brian Tarantina Scrap Yard Man
Natasha Paczkowski Petra the Tailor
Jerrell Lee Fireman Paul
Matthew Lawler Passerby Agent
Ronn Surels Flight Attendant
Eric Robert Bradshaw Bennett 18 Wheeler Driver
Scott Wahle Newscaster
Sara Underwood Newscaster #2
Helen L. Welsh Neighbor
King Orba Smuggler
Adam Gregor Train Cook
Mitch E. Bowan Medivac EMT
Gerald T. Carbajal Doctor in Hallway

Technical Credits
James Mangold Director,Screenwriter
Lisa Beach Casting
Jim Behnke Production Manager
Andrew Birdzell Set Decoration/Design
Michele Burke Makeup
Stephen Christensen Set Decoration/Design
K.C. Colwell Asst. Director
Donna Deseta Casting
Scott Frank Screenwriter
Robin Fredriksz Makeup
Todd Garner Producer
David Giammarco Sound Mixer
Quincy Z. Gunderson Editor
Jay R. Hart Set Decoration/Design
Andrew L. Jones Art Director
Laeta Kalogridis Screenwriter
Sarah Katzman Casting
Cathy Konrad Producer
David Luckenbach Camera Operator
Paul Massey Sound Mixer
Nicholas Mastandrea Asst. Director
Michael McCusker Editor
Maurice K. McGuire Camera Operator
Lauren Rodriguez Special Effects Supervisor
Andrew Menzies Production Designer
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Patrick O'Neill Screenwriter
Phedon Papamichael Cinematographer
Arianne Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Steve Pink Producer
John Powell Score Composer
Rhythm & Hues Studios Animator
Joe Roth Executive Producer
Marsha L. Swinton Associate Producer
E. Bennett Walsh Executive Producer
Jeffrey Wisniewski Art Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Knight and Day
1. Chapter 1 [:25]
2. Chapter 2 [3:55]
3. Chapter 3 [2:13]
4. Chapter 4 [4:06]
5. Chapter 5 [2:26]
6. Chapter 6 [4:49]
7. Chapter 7 [2:23]
8. Chapter 8 [2:35]
9. Chapter 9 [7:29]
10. Chapter 10 [:41]
11. Chapter 11 [4:20]
12. Chapter 12 [3:04]
13. Chapter 13 [4:40]
14. Chapter 14 [6:31]
15. Chapter 15 [3:55]
16. Chapter 16 [3:00]
17. Chapter 17 [3:12]
18. Chapter 18 [3:51]
19. Chapter 19 [4:59]
20. Chapter 20 [2:55]
21. Chapter 21 [1:20]
22. Chapter 22 [4:37]
23. Chapter 23 [2:06]
24. Chapter 24 [:19]
25. Chapter 25 [3:56]
26. Chapter 26 [4:25]
27. Chapter 27 [3:15]
28. Chapter 28 [:34]

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