It started like any other night

"Take comfort in knowing you never had a choice."

Vincent

Collateral

Release Date: August 6, 2004

Three-time Academy Award nominee Tom Cruise (Minority Report), Jamie Foxx and Jada Pinkett Smith star in the thriller Collateral, under the direction of three-time Academy Award nominee Michael Mann.

Max (Foxx) has lived the mundane life of a cab driver for 12 years. The faces have come and gone from his rearview mirror, people and places he’s long since forgotten—until tonight. Vincent (Cruise) is a contract killer. When an offshore narco-trafficking cartel learns they are about to be indicted by a federal grand jury, they mount an operation to identify and kill the key witnesses, and the last stage is tonight. Tonight, Vincent arrives in L.A….and five bodies are supposed to fall.

Circumstances cause Vincent to hijack Max’s taxicab, and Max becomes collateral—an expendable person in the wrong place at the wrong time. Through the night Vincent forces Max to drive him to each assigned destination. And as the LAPD and FBI race to intercept them, Max and Vincent’s survival becomes dependent on each other in ways neither would have imagined.

Pinkett Smith stars as United States Attorney Annie Farrell. Rounding out the main cast are Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg and Bruce McGill, with Oscar nominee Javier Bardem making a cameo appearance.

A co-production of DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, Collateral is produced by Michael Mann and Julie Richardson from a screenplay by Stuart Beattie. Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell, Rob Fried and Peter Giuliano served as executive producers.

The behind-the-scene creative team included directors of photography Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron, production designer David Wasco, film editors Jim Miller and Paul Rubell, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, and composer James Newton Howard.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • TOM CRUISE,
  • JAMIE FOXX,
  • JADA PINKETT SMITH,
  • MARK RUFFALO
DIRECTOR
  • MICHAEL MANN
WRITER
  • STUART BEATTIE
PRODUCERS
  • MICHAEL MANN,
  • JULIE RICHARDSON
CINEMATOGRAPHERS
  • DION BEEBE,
  • PAUL CAMERON
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • DAVID WASCO
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • JEFFREY KURLAND
EDITORS
  • JIM MILLER,
  • PAUL RUBELL
COMPOSER
  • JAMES NEWTON HOWARD