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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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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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When Lai is flipping through the picture's at Frank's house, the photo of the little boy with the monkey is really Jason Statham. See more »

Goofs

Lai's hair appeared to be relatively straight when she was shown bound and gagged in Wall Street's basement. Her hair was suddenly much more curly in the next scene where Frank takes her to his house later that night. She couldn't have had a chance to fix her hair since she was tied up the whole time. See more »

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Lai: You're always complaining, except when we make love. Then you say nothing.
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References The Three Musketeers (1973) See more »

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I Got Love
(Nate Dogg (as N. Hale), R. Harrell, Bank)
Performed by Nate Dogg
© by Nate Dogg Music (BMI) / One Shot Beat Music (SESAC)
Features a sample of the Ray Charles recording "I Believe to My Soul"
© Unchapped Music Inc.
© by Bank for One Shot Deal Inc. / Loreal Inc.
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Statham & Style Elevate The Action
18 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I still rate this pretty high even if the last 10 minutes got totally out of hand and went crazy, action-wise. By "out-of-hand," I mainly refer to the usual excessive action and bad guys-keep-missing-good guys-even-from-short range-type mentality. Actually, a lot of the film is that but it's such a fun movie that I didn't care.

Jason Statham is very cool in the lead and it's he that makes this a decent film. I also enjoyed Shu Qi, a very pretty woman; the witty dialog of Francois Berleand and some stylish, tongue-in-cheek directing by Louis Leterrier and Corey Yuen. Another director whose films are known for their hip styles also co- wrote this: Luc Besson.

Some of the action scenes are outrageous. To Statham's credit, he did most of the action scenes himself. I guess he's a tough guy in real life, too. He's pretty amazing.

A no-brainer-but lots of fun movie.


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