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The Transporter (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  11 October 2002 (USA)
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Frank is hired to "transport" packages for unknown clients and has made a very good living doing so. But when asked to move a package that begins moving, complications arise.

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Storyline

Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise--from one place to another. No questions asked. Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his tricked-out BMW, Frank adheres to a strict set of rules, which he never breaks. Rule One: Never change the deal. Rule Two: No names--Frank doesn't want to know whom he's working for, or what he's transporting. Rule Three: never look in the package. Frank's newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he's done in the past. He's been hired by an American known only as "Wall Street" to make a delivery; but when Frank stops along the route, he notices his package is moving. Violating Rule Three, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful, gagged woman. Frank's steadfast adherence to his other two rules--which make up his basic code of survival--also ... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rules are made to be broken See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent sequences and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,107,816 (USA) (11 October 2002)

Gross:

$428,179 (South Africa) (7 March 2003)
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Trivia

The license plate of the truck Frank steals is 656 STA 13. See more »

Goofs

Many goofs here complains about wrong continuity. In fact, the editing style of the movie often uses technique known as "time squeeze" for faster unwinding of the action. In these scenes they are cutting out minor details (such as paying for drink, putting fins on, taking off stethoscope, unfolding stock of the rifle, arriving of Lai's father's car in the final sequence and so on). See more »

Quotes

Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: For the record, there aren't 400 people in that container. Only 395 made it here alive.
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Connections

Referenced in Dabangg (2010) See more »

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So Low
(A. Pilkington / S. Shippey)
Performed by Custom Blue
(c) BMG Music Publishing Ltd. c/o BMG Music Publishing Europe
Courtesy of BMG Music
Courtesy of Universal Music Projets Speciaux
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Great cult classic for men ....
4 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first time I watched this movie, I was hooked, I think it is a sleeper cult classic.

This movie has all the makings of a great testosterone flick. It starts with a wild car chase in France, introduces some memorable phrases, adds an attractive woman and antagonist with a very bad hair piece. There is also the required explosions and fight scenes, but they are not over-the-top.

The plot is not spectacular, but hey, it's a guy movie. Jason Statham makes a great tough guy, loved him in The Italian Job as well.

I recommend inviting your friends over, grabbing some Orangina, and watching this great movie.


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