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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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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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Pro no hakobiya, iraihin wa itsumo WAKE ari [Japan] See more »

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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:

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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

When leaving the police station after Frank's house was blown up, Lai goes to take a taxi; the taxi is a white Peugeot 406, the same taxi the main character drives in Luc Besson's Taxi (1998). See more »

Goofs

It doesn't take from the middle of the night to full sunup to drive from Marseilles to Lyon. 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

Spoofed in In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) See more »

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Allegro
Extract from "Concerto for Clarinet in A Major #622"
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Performed by Alfred Prinz and Wiener Philharmoniker (as The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Karl Böhm (as Karl Bohm)
(p) 1974 Polydor International GmbH
Courtesy of Universal Music Projets Speciaux
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Transport me out of here
2 February 2004 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

NO SPOILERS BECAUSE YOU SHOULD NOT SEE THIS

Caught this on cable recently, and I have to say avoid it all costs. I think it is probably one of the worst films I have seen in quite sometime, though I am guessing Transporter 2 might surpass that.

Lots of rapid-fire editing (think Robert Rodriguez on PCP) cannot cover up how lame and ridiculous the car chases---he is THE Transporter after all---are. The actual fight scenes, as mentioned by other reviewers, are also hilariously bad as well.

Even worse, though, is the story, or lack of one. As likeable as Statham is in Guy Ritchie films, he is given nothing but horrible dialogue and no plot to work with here. This should not be surprising, considering Luc Besson wrote and produced this. Watch The Fifth Element sometime and try to figure out just what the story was there.

All in all, an utter waste of time.


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