ONE, Monday, 8.30pm, M ( 2004)
Collateral is a study of deception and coincidence. Jamie Foxx ( left) is revelatory in his role as LA cab driver Max, who opens his door to the suave Vincent ( Tom Cruise). A striking grey suit and direct manner suggest that Vincent is a corporate type in town on business – quite the contrary. Vincent is a hit man intent on sniffing out five key witnesses at the behest of a federally indicted drug baron. Max is forced to drive the steely Vincent from hit to hit, but as the two men pick and probe each other’s psyche, a broader impression of who they really are emerges. A technically precise, riveting thriller from director Michael Mann ( Heat, The Insider).