Sabotage

Sabotage

Director: David Ayer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard

Cast: David Ayer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard

     
 

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David Ayer's Sabotage stars Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Breacher, the veteran DEA agent in charge of a fearless squad. After effectively hiding 10 million in drug money during an epic bust, their plan falls apart when they return to discover that someone has swiped the cash. As the incident gets investigated, everyone is suspended from duty. After

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David Ayer's Sabotage stars Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Breacher, the veteran DEA agent in charge of a fearless squad. After effectively hiding 10 million in drug money during an epic bust, their plan falls apart when they return to discover that someone has swiped the cash. As the incident gets investigated, everyone is suspended from duty. After authorities fail to bring any charges, Breacher starts retraining the group which has grown rusty and distrustful of each other during the long layoff. Soon, members of Breacher's crew start dying in gruesome fashion. He gets close to Caroline Brentwood (Olivia Williams) the investigator put in charge of the case. Caroline eventually learns about a dark secret from Breacher's past. Soon the remaining members of the crew realize that one of them is responsible for the murders, and that same person probably has the cash as well.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
David Ayer's Sabotage is a bloody and gritty tale about a DEA agent trying to figure out who is killing off the members of his squad. With its violence and stylized camera work, the movie fits right alongside Ayer's other works. Also, much like his previous film End of Watch, Sabotage starts strong before falling back on a tired cliché. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Breacher, a veteran DEA agent in charge of a fearless squad. After effectively hiding $10 million in drug money during an epic bust, their plan falls apart when they return only to discover that someone has swiped the cash. As the incident is investigated, everyone is suspended from duty. After authorities fail to bring any charges, Breacher starts retraining the group, which has grown rusty and distrustful of each other during the long layoff. Soon, members of Breacher's crew start dying in gruesome fashion. He gets close to Caroline Brentwood (Olivia Williams), the investigator put in charge of the case. Caroline eventually learns about a dark secret from Breacher's past. Soon the remaining members of the crew realize that one of them is responsible for the murders, and that same person probably has the cash as well. The script for Sabotage, written by Ayer and Skip Woods, has a few too many elements for its own good. The heist/con-artist storyline works quite well, and Ayer has loaded the film with dependable familiar faces. The presence of Josh Holloway, Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, and Terrence Howard as part of Breacher's team makes their history seem plausible. The movie doesn't have to waste time establishing how tight these characters are with each other. That way, when that trust is broken and they begin turning on each other, we're as clueless as they are when it comes to identifying the culprit. The whodunit mystery is intriguing, and since the film holds nothing back when it comes to gory gunshot wounds and disembowelment, there's a twisted malevolent edge to the entire movie. However, Breacher's back story, involving a gruesome revenge undertaken by one of the cartels he pursued, turns out to lie at the heart of the film. Ayer uses this to mine the tired theme of old guys doing everything they can to right an old wrong, and this distracts from the central mystery. It's a Clint Eastwood revenge plot grafted onto a super-bloody noirish crime thriller. Small digital cameras allow Ayer to create some flamboyant shots, like watching a gunman from an angle that originates from the tip of his gun's barrel as he whips around looking for his target. Ayer and cinematographer Bruce McCleery have put together a purposefully ugly, gritty movie that on certain occasion looks about as bad as digital images did a decade ago. This doesn't seem like an accident, however. It's a conscious choice that Ayer hopes gives the film some no-nonsense grit. In the end, Sabotage is a schizophrenic movie that encourages audiences to cheer for a guy who has done some genuinely horrible things. Had Ayer and company kept a cool distance from this instead of serving up the perfunctory celebratory orgy of violence that ends the movie, they might have given Schwarzenegger some welcome darkness to his screen persona instead of simply underscoring everything we've come to expect from him. His character's subplot takes over the movie, and sabotages the intrigue and tension of the main plot.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2014
UPC:
0025192222184
Original Release:
2014
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Time:
1:51:00
Sales rank:
19,485

Special Features

Blu-ray exclusive; Alternate endings; Additional features; Deleted scenes; Making sabotage

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arnold Schwarzenegger Breacher
Sam Worthington James "Monster" Murray
Terrence Howard Julius "Sugar" Edmonds
Josh Holloway Eddie "Neck" Jordan
Joe Manganiello Grinder
Mireille Enos Lizzy Murray
Olivia Williams Caroline Brentwood
Harold Perrineau Jackson
Max Martini Tom "Pyro" Roberts
Kevin Vance Bryce "Tripod" McNeely
Mark Schlegel "Smoke" Jennings
Ned Yousef Dubai Money Launderer
Maurice Compte Sapo
Martin Donovan Floyd Damel
Michael Monks ASAC Phelps
Nicolas Chacon DEA Sniper
Tim Ware Stan Morris (DEA Interrogator #1)
Gary Grubbs Lou Cantrell (DEA Interrogator #2)
BJ Winfrey DEA Agent #1
Kendrick Cross DEA Agent #2
Hakim Callender DEA Agent #3
Troy Garity Agent Spolcheck
Morgan Alexandria Stripclub Waitress
Jermaine T. Holt Stripclub Bouncer
Jaime FitzSimons Captain Walther
Everton Lawrence Deputy Hayes
M. Neko Parham Deputy Richards
Dewayne Calhoun Coroner
Maia Moss-Fife Coroner's Assistant
Parisa Johnston Forensic Technician
Alan Gilmer General Counsel
Emily B. Torres Mexican Federal Shooter
Catherine Dyer Karen Wharton
Patrick Johnson Jacob Wharton
Maya Santandrea Latina Hostage
Paul Barreras Brujo
Amy Parrish APD Officer
Elizabeth Davidovich Hostage in Monte Carlo
Andrew Comrie-Picard Car Crash Driver
Andrew Fincher Cop #1
Mario Ramírez Mexican Commandante
Melissa Martinez Pretty Bar Girl #1
Michelle Alvarado Martins Brujo's Bar Girl
Jimmy Ortega Sicario #1

Technical Credits
David Ayer Director,Screenwriter
Paul Barreras Associate Producer
Gabriel Beristain Cinematographer
Bill Block Producer
Kelly Capoccia Makeup Special Effects
Kevin Constant Art Director,Production Designer
Steve Dellerson Executive Producer
Beth Dewey Producer
Marc Dobiecki Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Ramon Engle Camera Operator
Mike Filosa Sound Mixer
David Fletcher Special Effects Supervisor
Gernot Friedhuber Co-producer
Mick Froehlich Camera Operator
Mike Gunther Associate Producer
Paul Hanson Producer
Richard Johnson Art Director
Gary Marcus Asst. Director
Robert Bruce McCleery Cinematographer
Michael McCracken Makeup Special Effects
Thomas Minton Set Decoration/Design
Matthew Mungle Makeup Special Effects
Piero Mura Sound/Sound Designer
Alex Ott Executive Producer
Palak Patel Producer
Joe Roth Producer
Al Ruddy Producer
David Sardy Score Composer
Paul B. Uddo Asst. Director
Clinton Wayne Makeup Special Effects
Skip Woods Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sabotage
1. Scene 1 [9:58]
2. Scene 2 [3:14]
3. Scene 3 [6:30]
4. Scene 4 [5:32]
5. Scene 5 [4:52]
6. Scene 6 [4:12]
7. Scene 7 [3:11]
8. Scene 8 [5:26]
9. Scene 9 [5:31]
10. Scene 10 [4:40]
11. Scene 11 [4:25]
12. Scene 12 [1:36]
13. Scene 13 [4:28]
14. Scene 14 [4:15]
15. Scene 15 [6:38]
16. Scene 16 [4:03]
17. Scene 17 [3:58]
18. Scene 18 [6:07]
19. Scene 19 [6:49]
20. Scene 20 [7:07]

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