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Acts of Violence (2018)

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At a bachelorette party in a nightclub, the bride tells 2 guys offering blow to go away. They abduct her. The groom's 2 big brothers looked after their kid brother as kids and do so now again as veterans, "looking" for her and the 2 guys.


Brett Donowho
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Detective James Avery
Cole Hauser ... Deklan
Shawn Ashmore ... Brandon
Ashton Holmes ... Roman
Melissa Bolona ... Mia
Sean Brosnan ... Vince
Sophia Bush ... Detective Brooke Baker
Mike Epps ... Max Livingston
Tiffany Brouwer ... Jessa MacGregor
Jenna B. Kelly ... Haley
Patrick St. Esprit ... Hemland
Rotimi ... Frank (as Rotimi Akinosho)
Matthew T. Metzler Matthew T. Metzler ... Richard (as Matt Metzler)
Kyle Stefanski ... Davis
Boyd Kestner ... Stevens


When his fiancee is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman (Ashton Holmes) and his ex-military brothers set out to track her down and save her before it is too late. Along the way, Roman teams up with Avery (Bruce Willis), a cop investigating human trafficking and fighting the corrupted bureaucracy that has harmful intentions. Written by

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Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, sexuality/nudity and drug material | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Sophia Bush played a character on One Tree Hill (2003) called Brooke Davis / Brooke Davis Baker. On this series her name is Brooke Baker, just like her character on One Tree Hill (2003) from the 8th season until the finale season. See more »


Detective Avery is shown walking into a police gun range without eye or ear protection. No department would allow this, nor would any cop do this due to the risk of damage to their hearing. See more »


Deklan: You're 23 years old. What the fuck do you know about life?
Deklan: I don't like hurting people
[brief pause]
Deklan: But the C-4 round your waist... doesn't give a shit!
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Eyes Bleed
Performed by Animals of Kin
Produced by Daniel Powell
Written by Ryan Donowho and Tim Jo
Published Ryan Donowho Publishing
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This film was mishandled from an advertising standpoint.
21 January 2018 | by johnny-burgundySee all my reviews

Acts of Violence (2018) This is an action film about a woman kidnapped by human traffickers. Her fiance and his ex-military brothers set out to track her down and save her before it is too late. It stars Bruce Willis, Mike Epps, Cole Hauser, Shawn Ashmore, Sophia Bush and Melissa Bolona. It has received generally unfavorable reviews and hasn't done well at the box office. This film was mishandled from an advertising standpoint. Sure, Bruce Willis is a selling point, but unless he's the main star, he shouldn't be advertised as such. The film itself is pretty good. It's a common theme recently popularized by the Taken series. Someone has been kidnapped or killed and our hero/anti-heroes come to the rescue and/or seek revenge. Throw in a cop who's trying to do things through legal means, and you have a film. It can be executed well, i.e. the aforementioned Taken. It can also be managed poorly, there are too many of these to list. This film falls in the middle.

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Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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