Butterfly on a Wheel (US: Shattered, Europe: Desperate Hours) is a 2007 British–Canadian mystery thriller film directed by Mike Barker, co-produced and written by William Morrissey, and starring Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler, and Maria Bello. The film’s title is an allusion to a line of Alexander Pope’s poem "Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot": “Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?” The line is usually interpreted as questioning why someone would put great effort into achieving something minor or unimportant, or who would punish a minor offender with a disproportional punishment. Wikipedia
Shattered is a member of the following lists: English-language films, British films, Films set in Chicago, Illinois, Crime thriller films, 2007 films, Canadian films, Films shot in Vancouver, 2000s thriller films, Films directed by Mike Barker and Icon Productions films.
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