Knight and Day

by roshi on June 23, 2010

in Movies

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June Havens (Diaz) finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent (Tom Cruise) who has realized he isn’t supposed to survive his latest mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that all they can count on is each other. Watch HD trailers of the movie.

Knight and Day, (formerly titled Wichita and Trouble Man) is an action comedy film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The film is directed by James Mangold. It is the first time Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz have starred together on-screen since the 2001 film Vanilla Sky.

The film’s investors offset funding costs by paying Tom Cruise a lower advance fee and neglecting to provide Cruise with a share of the revenue until the financiers earn back their initial investment in the production. Knight and Day received mixed reviews.

Story

After crashing into Miller twice on the way home from Wichita to pick up car parts, Havens is told she has been bumped to a later flight. Meanwhile, Agent Fitzgerald (Saarsgard), believing Havens is working with Miller, puts her back on the plane. Completely taken with Miller, Havens goes to the restroom; and the remaining passengers all attack Miller. After a forward moment where Havens kisses Miller, he calmly informs her that everyone on the plane is dead, including the pilots. Believing it a joke, Havens plays along until Miler enters the cockpit and the bodies of the passengers begin to shift around the plane. Crashing into a corn field, Miller delivers Havens home after drugging her and explaining that other agents will visit and that, if they constantly repeat that she is being taken somewhere “safe and secure”, they are planning to kill or imprison her.

Waking up at home, Havens struggles through a day fitting a bridesmaids dress for her sister’s wedding, and is shocked to learn her sister would like to sell their father’s GTO, which Havens had planned on finishing as a wedding present. Havens is then picked up by a group of intelligence agents. Miller arrives and, through a long gunfight on the highway, kills several agents and reclaims Havens.

Havens flees at the first opportunity and contacts Rodney (Blucas), a firefighter and former boyfriend. Believing Havens is merely stressed and is playing out a fantasy, Rodney tries to comfort her until Miller arrives and kidnaps Havens, handcuffing her and shooting Rodney is a specific non-vital area and telling him it’ll make him a hero and virtually guarantee his promotion to Lieutenant.

Miller explains that Havens is safer with him; and Havens agrees to follow him as they go to pick up Simon Feck, a genius inventor who created a perpetual energy battery called the Zephyr. Miller arrives at his safe house where he left Feck, only to find him gone, and the two are ambushed by men belonging to Antonio, a Spanish arms dealer. After again drugging Havens, she drifts in and out of consciousness between their capture and escape from Antonio’s men, and Miller brings her to an island that is off the grid, which Miller uses as a safehouse. Accepting a call from her sister after leaving in frustration, Havens accidentally leads the CIA straight to the hideaway. They try to kill Miller and Havens with a remote drone.

Again knocking out Havens, Miller transports them to a train heading through the Alps, which Feck left as a message in code for Miller. Havens, missing a message from Miller, leaves to get dinner and encounters Danny (Rich Manley), a German assassin. Using tricks learned from Miller, Danny is knocked from a window and killed by a train.

Miller, after leaving Havens and Feck in a hotel in Spain, heads to a meet with a cutout from Antonio and is followed by Havens, who is heartbroken to learn that Miller is apparently planning on selling the Zephyr to Antonio. After being picked up by the CIA and meeting the director of counter-intel, she uses a pen transmitter to notify them when Miller returns with the Zephyr, which is showing signs of overheating. After leading the CIA agents on a chase, Miller is apparently shot and falls into a canal.

Returning home, Havens heads to an address she remembered from Miller’s iPhone, where she finds Miller’s parents. They believe their son, a former Army sergeant and Eagle Scout, is dead; but they are fabulously wealthy from winning lotteries and sweepstakes they don’t remember entering. Leaving a message that she has the Zephyr, she is captured by Antonio’s men and taken back to Spain. She is drugged with truth serum before being rescued by Miller, who was tracking Fitzgerald, who was delivering Feck to Antonio.

Chasing Fitzgerald, Miller saves Feck from a bullet wound after handing over the Zephyr in a small satchel. Feck comments that the battery is unstable. The battery explodes, killing Fitzgerald; and Miller collapses from a gunshot wound. After waking in the hospital, Miller receives an apology from the director, who tells him that Havens has returned home and claims that Miller can’t be distracted. Miller is later given medication by a nurse, who turns out to be Havens. After Havens breaks Miller out of the hospital, he wakes up in the rebuilt GTO that belonged to Havens’s father. After Miller asking what day it is, Havens kisses him and says it’s someday. This is a reference from the start of the movie that they both have things they want to do someday, and Havens begins to drive towards Cape Horn.

Cast

  • Tom Cruise as Roy Miller
  • Cameron Diaz as June Havens
  • Maggie Grace
  • Peter Sarsgaard
  • Marc Blucas
  • Paul Dano
  • Viola Davis
  • Jordi Mollà

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