Safe House (2012)

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Safe House Release Date
February 10, 2012
Safe House Synopsis
Oscar® winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the most dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he’s remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A “housekeeper” who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant he’s had proves to be the most dangerous man he’s ever met, Weston readies for duty.

Tobin Frost has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIA’s known, the ex-intelligence officer has given up assets and sold military intel to anyone with cash since he turned. From trading secrets to North Korea to aiding splinter cells, the damage he’s done to the U.S. is immeasurable. And he’s now back on the reservation with a secret.

As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries come and tear apart Weston’s safe house. Barely escaping, the unlikely partners must discover if their attackers have been sent by terrorists or someone on the inside who will kill anyone standing in the way. Now it’s up to Weston to figure out who he can trust before they’re both eliminated from the game
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Starring: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Vera Farmiga, Fares Fares, Robert Patrick, Nora Arnezeder, Liam Cunningham, Joel Kinnaman, Ruben Blades
Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
Produced by: Scott Stuber
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Release Date:  February 10, 2012
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Making more than $202 million worldwide, the Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds-fronted thriller Safe House was one of the surprise hits of early 2012, not to mention one of Universal's biggest domestic successes to date. And now the studio's looking to double down, laying groundwork for a so-called Safe House 2, though the possibility exists this sequel may turn prequel.
by Kristy Puchko September 6, 2012 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich March 4, 2012 discussion comments
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by Scott Gwin February 20, 2012 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich February 19, 2012 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich February 18, 2012 discussion comments
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by Scott Gwin February 12, 2012 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich February 11, 2012 discussion comments
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by Op Kino February 10, 2012 discussion comments
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by Perri Nemiroff February 7, 2012 discussion comments
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by Perri Nemiroff February 6, 2012 discussion comments
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by Doug Norrie February 5, 2012 discussion comments
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by Eric Eisenberg January 25, 2012 discussion comments
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by David Wharton January 2, 2012 discussion comments
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by David Wharton November 2, 2011 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich April 25, 2011 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich January 18, 2011 discussion comments
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