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Plot, Details & Awards

Collateral

Rated R for violence and language.

R In Theaters 08/6/2004 , 120min.
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Plot & Details

A taxi driver is unexpectedly taken on the ride of his life in this stylish thriller from acclaimed director Michael Mann. Max (Jamie Foxx) is a cab driver who hopes to some day open his own limo company; one night behind the wheel begins promisingly when he picks up Annie (Jada Pinkett Smith), an attorney working with the federal government who is attractive, friendly, and gives him her business card after paying her fare. Max thinks his luck is getting even better when his next fare, Vincent (Tom Cruise), offers him several hundred dollars in cash if he'll be willing to drop him off, wait, and pick him up at five different spots over the course of the evening. Max agrees, but he soon realizes Vincent isn't just another guy with errands to run -- Vincent is an assassin who has been paid to murder five people who could put the leaders of a powerful drug trafficking ring behind bars in an upcoming trial. As circumstances force Max to do Vincent's bidding, the cabbie has to find a way to prevent Vincent from killing again and save his own skin, a task that becomes especially crucial when he discovers Annie is one of the names on Vincent's hit list. Collateral also stars Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, and Bruce McGill as police detectives hot on Vincent's trail.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Paul Rubell Nominated
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Jamie Foxx Nominated
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Jim Miller Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Paul Rubell Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Jim Miller Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Dion Beebe Won
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Jamie Foxx Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Michael Mann Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Paul Cameron Won
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Stuart Beattie Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Jamie Foxx Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 American Film Institute Best Picture Won

American Society of Cinematographers

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 American Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography Dion Beebe Nominated
2004 American Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography Paul Cameron Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Paul Rubell Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Jim Miller Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Dion Beebe Won
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Jamie Foxx Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Michael Mann Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Paul Cameron Won
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Stuart Beattie Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated
2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Jamie Foxx Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Paul Cameron Won
2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Dion Beebe Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated
2004 National Board of Review Best Director Michael Mann Won

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