Collateral Damage

2002

Collateral Damage

Critics Consensus

Despite its timely subject matter, Collateral Damage is an unexceptional and formulaic action thriller.

19%

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27%

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In one fleeting moment, L.A. firefighter Gordy Brewer loses everything he ever cared about. Running late to meet his wife and young son at a downtown high-rise, the devoted family man arrives in time to witness a bomb explode, showering the area with debris and shattered glass. The explosion is credited to 'El Lobo, The Wolf', an infamous rebel leader in Colombia's decades-long civil war. The intended targets were members of the Colombian consulate and American intelligence agents; its casualties included one civilian woman and one small boy--Gordy's family, innocent people who lost their lives for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Gordy's only consolation for the loss of his family is the hope that the Wolf will be stopped before he has a chance to strike again. When the official U.S. investigation into the Wolf stalls, Gordy realizes that bringing the terrorist to justice is no longer a priority to anyone but himself. Gordy heads to war-torn Colombia to track him down alone.

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Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger
as Gordon Brewer
Elias Koteas
as CIA Agent Peter Brandt
Francesca Neri
as Selena Perrini
Cliff Curtis
as Claudio `The Wolf' Perrini
John Leguizamo
as Felix Ramirez
John Turturro
as Sean Armstrong
Lindsay Frost
as Anne Brewer
Ethan Dampf
as Matt Brewer
Todd Allen
as FBI agent
Greg Collins
as Agent #3
Norm Compton
as Brandt's Bodyguard
Pedro Damien
as Guerrilla Motorista aka River Rat
Daniel Friedman
as Helicopter pilot #2
Rick Garcia
as CNN Anchor
Jane Lynch
as Agent Russo
Madison Mason
as Undersecretary Shrub
Nicholas Pryor
as Senator Delich
Bruce Ramsay
as Brandt's Aide
Millie Slavin
as Secretary of state
Michael Cavanaugh
as Chairman Paul Devereaux
Jack Conley
as Forensic specialist
Don Fischer
as Paramedic
Penny Griego
as Jenni Luz
Omar Ayala
as Boatman
Louis Bernstein
as Hot Dog Vendor
Ehecatl Chavez
as Augustine
Ronald Donahue
as Bomb Squad
Doralicia
as Hysterical woman
Marianne Lewis
as Agent Davis
Enrique Muñoz
as Captain Miguel
Raul Pozos
as Ernesto
Joe Rentaria
as Safe House Guerrilla
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
as Helicopter Pilot #1
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Audience Reviews for Collateral Damage

  • Sep 17, 2015
    The thing about revenge movies are that they're predictable and nothing new, But I did enjoy this more than I expected, The story has been done so many times but it's still done well even if it does get silly, There's not a great deal of action and Arnie never holds a gun so it's not his usual kind of film, There was a nice twist at the end that made the film better and the final 20 minutes were pretty gripping, It's not one of the first films that comes to mind when we think of Arnie but it's slightly an underrated one.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 28, 2012
    Despite the tons of plot holes and the general lack of interesting story, this movie was entirely redeemed by how awesomely horrendous the bluescreening is in the "escape into the rapids" scene.
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • May 19, 2012
    Collateral Damage is one of Schwarzenegger's most notorious films, due to its ill-fated timing with the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. The film's story involves a fireman whose wife and child are killed in a terrorist attack, which leads him to track down the terrorists and take the fight to them. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cliff Curtis, Francesca Neri, and Elias Koteas all give good performances; especially Schwarzenegger who delivers quite a demanding performance. Oddly enough, this is one of Schwarzenegger's smarter films, a little too smart actually. The infiltration of the Colombian guerrillas and the CIA's covert ops get a bit convoluted. But, it pays off with some clever story twists and reveals. And, the film delivers a lot of intense action scenes. While it has some weaknesses, Collateral Damage is a solid action film that's very entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2011
    "Collateral Damage" is a very simplistic movie with an implausible one-dimensional plot. Character development leaves much to be desired as all side characters are literally cardboard cut-outs which again is an attribute copied straight from the 80's. As for the action, it looks amazing but several scenes really stretch the bounds of believability. Towards the end the plot gets really absurd with many unnecessary twists that really do not belong and could have easily been removed in editing.
    Dutch E Super Reviewer

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