Professional car thief Rudy (Ben Affleck) was never much for the holidays, cynical neo-noir type guy that he is. But he and cellmate Nick (James Frain) are getting out of jail for Christmas, so they're in a relatively jolly frame of mind. Especially Nick, who'll
be meeting the foxy gal who's been writing him soulful mash notes. Then everything goes to hell: Nick takes a fatal shiv meant for Rudy during a cafeteria brawl, and Rudy suckers Nick's dewy pen pal Ashley (Charlize Theron) into thinking he
's her newly sprung boyfriend. Karmic payback
arrives swiftly, in the form of Ashley's sadistic older brother Gabriel (Gary Sinise, spectacularly pumped up and gre...