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The Transporter (2002)

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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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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Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Shu Qi had trouble pronouncing "Madeleines" so they had her read it from the cookbook to make it easier. See more »

Goofs

During the airplane / truck chase, the plane is very low in one shot and the next they are high enough for Frank to sky dive. There is no way that Cessna could climb that fast. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Kwai: The delivery will be made. My daughter will get over it. If I'm lucky, she'll see the light.
Frank Martin: Yeah, and if she's lucky, maybe you'll get hit by a truck.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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Smooth Fun!
21 April 2003 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

Jason Statham plays the Transporter, an ex-military man who will move anything that needs to be moved...no questions asked. He has three simple rules. But when he breaks his cardinal rule, no peeking, he opens a varitable pandora's box that he might not survive. Statham plays one cool character. I could see him as a serious action hero type. The project was spearheaded by Luc (The Professional) Besson and directed by Cory Yuen. The film has high energy and is a load of fun. The fighting scenes are cool and the beginning and ending sequences are a blast. Forget the Fast and the Furious use The Transporter 8/10


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