Law Abiding Citizen


2h 2m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Clyde Shelton is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice, 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Un ciudadano ejemplar
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Crime
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Christie Matull
Distribution Company
RELATIVITY MEDIA DISTRIBUTION GROUP (RMDG)
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Synopsis

Clyde Shelton is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice, 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.

Crew

Nicole Agostino

Set Production Assistant

David Alexander

3-D Artist

Greta Alexander

Scenic Artist

Robert Althoff

Sound Recordist

Brian Alvarez

Accountant

Sam Alvelo

Production Assistant

Robert Ammerman

Driver

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

Ada Anderson

Dailies

Eric D Anderson

Assistant Camera

Tariq Anwar

Editor

Steve Apostolina

Adr

Robert Arant

Driver

Richard Asbury

Gaffer

Christopher Assells

Sound Editor

David Ayer

Other

Rick Bachman

Driver

John Baer

Photography

Tom Bahr

Stunts

Kirk Baily

Adr

Bruce J Baldassarre

Driver

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

John Barnette

Medic

Mat Beck

Visual Effects Supervisor

Gene Bedgood

Grip

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Lydia Benaim

Hair Stylist

Ron Bennett

Driver

Kim Berner

Script Supervisor

Chick Bernhardt

Stunts

Teresa Binder

Set Costumer

Shane Bissett

Production Secretary

Jim Black

Music Supervisor

Taylor Black

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ricky Blanchard

Trainer

Jay Bodnar

Color

Michael Boggs

Visual Effects

John Bosak

Driver

Richard Botchlet

Best Boy Electric

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Brooks Boutwell

Location Assistant

Akil Bowler

Carpenter

Brad Bowman

Stunts

Krzystof J Bratun

Scenic Artist

John J Breen

Grip

David Briggs

Grip

Deanna Brigidi

Casting Director

Jodi Brockton

Stunts

Harry Brown

Grip

Kelly Brown

Wardrobe Assistant

Ray Brown

Special Effects

Ricou Browning

Stunts

Dominick Bruno

Props Assistant

Joe Bucaro

Stunts

Don Burton

Assistant Camera

Gerard Butler

Producer

Jerome Butler

Dialect Coach

Kate Butler

Assistant Camera

Doug Butts

Special Effects

Cynthia Bystrak

Best Boy Grip

Robb Cadzow

Film Lab

Bob Caldwell

Electrician

Ryan Callahan

Grip

Miko Calvento

Editorial Production Assistant

Dale Cannon

Stunts

Antonio Capetillo

Driver

David Caplan

Software Engineer

Paul Carden

Sound Editor

Julio Carmona

Adr

Ryan Carnahan

Grip

Stephen Carpenter

Song

Brian Casey

Driver

Mark Catania

Dolly Grip

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

Freddy Chavez

Digital Effects Artist

Laurence Chavez

Stunts

Andrey Chechetkin

Digital Effects Artist

Chi Cheng

Song

Mike Chiado

Color

June Christopher

Adr

John Ciancaglini

Best Boy Electric

Carlos Café Ciblis

Camera

Gregory Cimino

Transportation Captain

Luis Cintron

Driver

Art Cipollone

Videotape Operator

Kyle Clausen

Music

Kyle Clausen

Music Editor

Chris Clemens

Helicopter Pilot

Edward Coe

Driver

K.c. Colwell

Assistant Director

Chris Connolly

Grip

Michelle Connolly

Scenic Artist

Tim Connolly

Stunts

Jason Contino

Rigging Grip

Frank Conway

Driver

Ryan Copeland

Lighting Technician

Natalie Costa

Carpenter

Stacy Courtney

Stunts

David Cowgill

Adr

Donald Cumminskey

Driver

Abe Cunningham

Song

Jason Currie

Special Effects

Amy Cutler

Location Assistant

Frank Darabont

Other

James Davis

Gaffer

Dean Deakyne

3-D Artist

Mark Deallessandro

Stunts

Anthony Defransesco

Assistant Camera

Michael Degtjarewsky

Digital Effects Artist

Daniel Delaney

Carpenter

Steve Dellerson

Visual Effects Producer

Tony Denoi

Foreman

Lindsay Irish Desarno

Makeup Artist

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Mark Desimone

Adr Mixer

Carla Diamond

Visual Effects Producer

Bob Digiacomo

Assistant Camera

Joanna Dinella

Scenic Artist

Bart Dion

Special Effects Coordinator

Dennis Dion

Special Effects Assistant

Deidra Dixon

Hair Stylist

Diane Dixon

Hair

Burton Dodge

Scenic Artist

Jaime Dollhopf

Set Costumer

John Dooley

Driver

Liam Doyle

Set Production Assistant

Lena Drobot

Craft Service

Beth Duby

Scenic Artist

Bob Dylan

Song

Mikey Eberle

Production Assistant

Alex Edlin

Stunts

Joe Elgabalawi

Assistant

Robert Elhai

Original Music

Janeen Elliott

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Elphick

Digital Effects Artist

Victor Ennis

Assistant Sound Editor

Carl W Erb

Driver

Jen Evans

Dolly Grip

Gary Fabiano

Driver

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Mark Farner

Song

Sarah Farrand

Post-Production Coordinator

David Fencl

Props

Francisco Fernandez

Rigging Grip

William P Fiedler

Best Boy Electric

Kenneth H Finn

Property Master

Rudi Fischer

Assistant Location Manager

Marc Fishman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Flinchbaugh

Assistant Sound Editor

Robb Foglia

Script Supervisor

Jim Ford

Stunts

David Fortino

Best Boy Grip

Lucas Foster

Producer

Robert Foster

Driver

Jordan Fox

Color

Zach Frankel

Camera Trainee

Gregory L. Freeman

Dolly Grip

Joshua Frodham

Grip

Brian Gallagher

Adr

John Galloway

Assistant Location Manager

David Gare

Associate Producer

Steve Garrad

Visual Effects Producer

Tim Garris

Stunts

Jesus Gerena

Grip

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Raymond Gieringer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mark Gill

Producer

Maria Giordano

Caterer

Todd Giresi

Best Boy Grip

John Glaser

Assistant Costume Designer

John Glenn

Other

Michael Goguen

Executive Producer

Bernadette J. Gonzales

Post-Production Assistant

Dan Gorman

Location Scout

Chris Gormley

Location Assistant

Anthony Graf

Grip

Jon E Graf

Foreman

Steve Granados

Other

Michael E Gray

Driver

Thomas Greco

Assistant Camera

Zig Gron

Music Editor

Robin Hackl

Digital Effects Artist

Geoff Hadfield

Digital Effects Artist

Terry Hagar

Color Timer

Staci Hagenbaugh

Location Manager

Regina Haigh

Extras Casting Assistant

Alex Hajdu

Production Designer

Chris Hamala

Dolly Grip

Bob Hamel

Visual Effects

Matthew Hanlon

Key Grip

Robert Hansen

Grip

Brian Harding

Visual Effects Supervisor

William Harding

Driver

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

Nicholas Hasson

Visual Effects Editor

Lorraine Hawk

Wardrobe Assistant

Diane Heery

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Raymond Henry

Special Effects

Christopher Hensel

Rigging Grip

Michael Hertlein

Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Un ciudadano ejemplar
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Crime
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Christie Matull
Distribution Company
RELATIVITY MEDIA DISTRIBUTION GROUP (RMDG)
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 16, 2009

Released in United States on Video February 16, 2010

Released in United States September 2009

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival (Opening Night) September 23-27, 2009.

Frank Darabont was previously attached to direct.

Released in United States Fall October 16, 2009

Released in United States on Video February 16, 2010

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival (Opening Night) September 23-27, 2009.)