Powder Keg (2001)

06/01/2001 (US) ActionWar 14m


The Driver is drafted by the UN to rescue a wounded war photographer named Harvey Jacobs from out of hostile territory. While they are leaving Jacobs tells the Driver about the horrors he saw as a photographer, but he regrets his inability to help war victims. Jacobs answers the driver curiosity about why he is a photographer by saying how his mother taught him to see. He gives the Driver the film needed for a New York Times story and also his dog tags to give to his mother. When they reach the border, they are confronted by a guard who begins to draw arms as Jacobs begins taking pictures, trying to get himself killed. The Driver drives through a hail of gunfire to the border, but finds Jacobs killed by a bullet through the seat. The Driver arrives in America to visit Jacobs' mother and share the news of him winning the Pulitzer prize and hand over the dog tags, only to discover that she is blind.

  1. Alejandro González Iñárritu

    Director, Writer

  2. David Carter

    Story, Writer

  3. Guillermo Arriaga


Top Billed Cast

  1. Clive Owen

    Clive Owen

    The Driver

  2. Stellan Skarsgård

    Stellan Skarsgård

    Harvey Jacobs

  3. Lois Smith

    Lois Smith


  4. Javier Zaragoza

    Javier Zaragoza

    Paramilitary 1

  5. Luis Francisco Escobedo

    Paramilitary 2

  6. Gilberto Barraza

    Paramilitary 3

  7. Alfredo Escobar

    Begging Man

  8. Carlos Torres Torrija

    Carlos Torres Torrija

    Police 1

  9. Arturo Godínez

    Police 2

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Powder Keg
Powder Keg

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -


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