Collateral | 2004

Directed by: Michael Mann

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Main Plot

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.


  • Tom Cruise's character in Collateral is a professional hitman who forces a taxi driver to assist him in his killings.
  • Jamie Foxx's character in Collateral is a taxi driver who becomes an unwilling accomplice to a hitman's killing spree.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith's character is a cab driver who becomes an unwitting participant in a contract killer's night of murder.


In the ending of Collateral, Vincent, a hitman, is killed by Max, a taxi driver, after an intense confrontation. Max is then able to escape the dangerous situation and continues with his life, forever changed by the events that unfolded during that fateful night.