NST: The Next Three Days (2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010) relies on a planning wall that Russell Crowe develops through the first half of the film:

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

And which contains vital clues to help him with his far-fetched plan to break his wife, who’s been convicted of murder, out of a downtown-Pittsburgh jail:

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

In the extended climax, he pulls down the wall:

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

Which cops then find remnants of, along with his son’s version:

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

Finding pieces of the wall, they reassemble a version in their office, only to find out (twist!) Crowe had made a false, second planning wall just to mis-direct them:

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010)

The planning wall even featured prominently in some of the film’s marketing:

The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis, 2010), poster