About the film: Collateral is a 2004 American crime thriller film directed by Michael Mann from a screenplay written by Stuart Beattie, and starring Tom Cruise as a contract killer and Jamie Foxx as a taxi driver who finds himself his hostage. The film is set in Los Angeles, California in January 2004, and the supporting cast includes Jada Pinkett Smith and Mark Ruffalo. Foxx and Cruise’s performances were widely praised, with Foxx being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
I’m now going through a bit of a Michael Mann phase and it got me thinking how much I love this scene from Collateral. For me this is Tom Cruise’s finest hour and Vincent is not only his coolest character but also his most vicious.
This is most apparent in this scene as he breaks necks, shoots people and basically becomes a killing machine in order to reach his goal.
Whereas the majority of the movie was shot on digital, this scene apparently was shot on film because the club had the brightest lighting and film performs better than digital in these settings.