Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx are the two lead stars of Law Abiding Citizen, an upcoming drama thriller film directed by F. Gary Gray. The film is about a prosecutor who tries to hinder a man from orchestrating a well-organized revenge place. The Law Abiding Citizen movie is set to to hit theaters on October 16, 2009.
Here below two characters posters of Law Abiding Citizen featuring Gerard Butler as Clyde Shelton the vengeful man and Jamie Foxx as Nick Rice the prosecutor:
“Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), 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.”
I can understand why Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) would want revenge. But our society is based on law. We can’t afford to allow vengeful people to do as they want even when they would be in their right. If we did it would break the very basis of our democratic society. So let’s hope that Shelton won’t be able to carry out his revenge for the sake of the society, but that real justice will be brought.