Law Abiding Citizen

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Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. read more
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Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. Fast forward ten years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die. Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Shelton's high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror. Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death. With his own family now in Shelton's crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead.

Original Release

10/16/2009

US Release

10/16/2009

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Cast

Jamie Foxx Nick Rice
Gerard Butler Clyde Shelton / Clyde Alexander Shelton
Bruce McGill Jonas Cantrell
Colm Meaney Detective Dunnigan
Leslie Bibb Sarah Lowell
Michael Irby Detective Garza
Gregory Itzin Warden Iger
Regina Hall Kelly Rice
Emerald-Angel Young Denise Rice
Christian Stolte Clarence Darby
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

F. Gary Gray

Writers

Kurt Wimmer

Cast

Jamie Foxx Nick Rice
Gerard Butler Clyde Shelton / Clyde Alexander Shelton
Bruce McGill Jonas Cantrell
Colm Meaney Detective Dunnigan
Leslie Bibb Sarah Lowell
Michael Irby Detective Garza
Gregory Itzin Warden Iger
Regina Hall Kelly Rice
Emerald-Angel Young Denise Rice
Christian Stolte Clarence Darby
Annie Corley Judge Laura Burch
Richard Portnow Bill Reynolds
Viola Davis Mayor / Mayor April Henry
Michael Kelly Bray
Josh Stewart Rupert Ames
Roger Bart Brian Bringham
Dan Bittner Sereno
Brooke Stacy Mills Clyde's Wife
Patrick McDade Charlie -- City Hall Security / Charlie - City Hall Security
Richard Barlow Older Cop

Producers

Neil Sacker Executive Producer
Michael Goguen Executive Producer
Gerard Butler Producer
Kurt Wimmer Producer
Mark Gill Producer
Lucas Foster Producer
Alan Siegel Producer
Dave Gare Producer
Gregory Veeser Producer
Ian Watermeier Producer
Jeff G. Waxman Producer
Robert Katz Producer

Editors

Tariq Anwar

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