Adrien Brody (King Kong)
Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zorro)
John Malkovich (Red)
Rory Culkin (Scream 4)
Three career criminals find themselves trapped in a warehouse with the law closing in and an even worse threat waiting inside – a nigh unstoppable killer dog. After a car crash that kills the man behind the wheel, Stacy (Adrian Brody), Walker (John Malkovich) and Gage (Rory Culkin) find themselves in a car outside a warehouse. They go inside to try and find a different car to leave in so they are safe. They head inside and find themselves wandering in the warehouse before finding a locker room. Inside the locker room, Gage goes through a series of lockers and finds drugs, medical supplies, and testosterone. He then finds a dead body of the dog’s handler, and the monster Presa Canario who lives in this dogfighting warehouse. Meanwhile, interspersed flashbacks occur of a dog from a dog fighting ring and Blue (Antonio Banderas) who has abused the dog in order to make it fight. Sitting and waiting while trapped by the Mastiff, Walker tells the story of getting a pet for his child to Stacy.Gage is revealed to be in the locker room trying to get the drugs, where he injects heroin. There is a brief chase when Gage asks to be let back in with his drugs and the animal attacks. Walker is injured, as is Gage, and Gage tells the story of his first dog. Gage then overdoses and dies. Stacy goes to find the keys to a vehicle in order to get Gage and Walker out of there with their injuries after Walker rejects Stacy calling an ambulance. They retrieve the keys and Stacy hides in a piano from the dog. The dog realizes that Stacy is in the piano and charges, but becomes trapped under the piano. Stacy debates leaving, but instead lifts the piano off the dog, who then leaves Stacy intact. Stacy fetches Walker and takes him to the vehicle, where Blue pulls up in a fancy car and shoots Walker. Stacy runs through the warehouse to escape Blue who keeps shooting at him, and then falls backwards to escape Blue. They end up in the dog fighting ring where Blue does an evil monologue before the Presa Canario shows up and recognizes both Blue, his evil owner who abused him, and Stacy, who saved him from a piano. He attacks Blue, and is mortally wounded, but not before killing Blue. Stacy pets the dog and tells him that it’s alright. Stacy is then seen walking across a beach with a puppy.This is a strange film, it’s more intriguing than entertaining. The story-line of the participants is the present and flashbacks. It veers from funny to serious. The actors are top rate in keeping you interested, the writer obviously feels strongly about the subplot running through the film as well. It’s well worth watching, my only gripe was it should have ended without the added ending.