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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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Rules are made to be broken 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)  »

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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

Frank's car is a BMW 750i E38 (pre-facelift). The car in the movie is the only one ever produced with a manual six-speed gearbox. This information is obtained from the full-length audio commentary available on the DVD. People have made conversions using the manual gearbox from the BMW 850CSi E31 but that car is genuinely rare. See more »

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When the inspector is talking to Frank in the cell, his weapon is clearly holding back his jacket but in another shot, without him moving, his jacket is completely free. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Transportation is a precise business.
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Referenced in The Inbetweeners: Club Code (2012) See more »

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The Case
(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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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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