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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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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:

Transporter  »

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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

Sound editor Vincent Tulli makes a cameo appearance in the film as a trash man. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the opening car chase sequence, the Transporter's BMW wing mirror disappears and then re-appears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lai: He's a bastard, but he's still my father.
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Connections

References Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) 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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Die Hard IV – Do Not Think, and You Will Have an Enjoyable Action Movie
7 March 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Nearby Nice, Frank Martin (Jason Statham) transports and delivers illegal cargoes. His business is supported by three basic rule: Rule no. 1 – The deal is never to be changed; Rule No. 2 – No names; and Rule No. 3 – Never watch the cargo. The day he breaks his own rules, he realizes he is transporting a Chinese girl, Lai (Qi Shu), and he gets in many troubles due to his fault. This movie is pure action having all the usual clichés: car chasing, explosions, fights when nobody uses guns, the lead actor gets some kind of involvement with the victim etc. But the choreography is excellent and the action scenes are great. Jason Statham recalls Bruce Willis in `Die Hard'. If the viewer do not think, he will have an enjoyable entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): `Carga Explosiva' (Explosive Cargo')


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