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The Transporter (2002)

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This film is about a man whose job is to deliver packages without asking any questions. Complications arise when he breaks those rules.

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

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11 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$302,482 (Japan) (31 January 2003)

Gross:

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

In the DVD Bonus features, it is revealed that during the garage scene, what was thought to be transmission oil is really molasses syrup. Jason Statham reported it to be a very 'sticky' situation. See more »

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In some scenes the BMW has a rain sensor, in others it doesn't. See more »

Quotes

Lai: He's a bastard, but he's still my father.
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Referenced in The Expendables 2 (2012) See more »

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Fighting Man
(D.J. Pone & Drixxxe)
Performed by D.J. Pone & Drixxxe
Recorded and Mixed at Digital Factory by Bruno Fourrier
Assisted by Fabrice Sauré (as Fabrice Saure)
©EuropaCorp. (SACEM) / Eastory / B.M.G. Publishing (SACEM)
(p)2002 EuropaCorp.
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If you like mindless movies (and I mean MINDLESS!)
1 January 2006 | by (Austria, Vienna) – See all my reviews

My comment on "The Transporter" can be summed up quickly. If you like completely mindless movies that don't even try to come up with an intriguing or original plot, realistic characters, believable dialog, suspense, emotion, etc., etc., but are only looking for a fast paced succession of action and martial arts sequences, then this is your movie! And guys, don't even think about bringing your girlfriends along unless they're madly in love with Jason Statham (who could in fact play better roles than this one here). This movie is dumb with a capital "D" and only slightly entertaining for us explosion loving fanboys with the minds of 10 year olds. Hell, even with the mind of a 10 year old you'll still be hard pressed to overlook the stupidity of this script. There are way better action movies than this one and my recommendation is to watch them instead of this stylish, but shallow eye-candy.


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