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The Transporter (2002)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lai (as Shu Qi)
Doug Rand ...
Didier Saint Melin ...
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Matthieu Albertini ...
Vincent Nemeth ...
Jean-Yves Bilien ...
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Transporter  »

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Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$25,296,447 (USA) (17 January 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was considered a possible influence behind Serenity (2005). In that film, the main protagonist Captain Malcolm Reynolds is a former soldier turned space pirate. In this film, Frank Martin is also a former soldier turned hired driver and mercenary. In both films, both characters become protectors of their cargo, beautiful young women, whose clients and the government are after. See more »


When Frank and Lai escape the burning house via the exit in basement they jump into water. Frank comes up with diving equipment but Lai never puts on any fins. However in the next few shots where she's diving and getting out of the water, she has fins on. See more »


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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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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