|Rating: 6.5/10 (59,951 votes)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Writer: Justin Haythe, Ric Roman Waugh
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Susan Sarandon
Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Released: 22 Feb 2013
|Plot: A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.|
John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson), owner of a construction company, receives a call from his ex-wife Sylvie Collins (Melina Kanakaredes). His estranged son Jason (Rafi Gavron) is being charged with distribution of narcotics; while Jason is not actually a dealer, his friend set him up in a sting operation to reduce his own sentence after being caught. Jason’s charges carry a minimum of 10 years in prison. John feels responsible because he was not there for his son, and becomes desperate as he realizes that Jason may be killed before he finishes his prison sentence.
Using his connections, John arranges several meetings with the local US Attorney Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon), who is running a very aggressive anti-drug campaign to bolster her chances for election to Congress. Joanne agrees to reduce Jason’s sentence if John will inform on a drug dealer, but states that he’ll receive little help from her and that the risk will be all his. Agent Cooper (Barry Pepper) leads a task force which will monitor any dealings John arranges to use as evidence for an arrest.