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The Transporter (2002)

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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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11 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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

This is the only "Transporter" film where Frank wears other clothes other than just his signature black suit. See more »

Goofs

When vehicles are transported on a carrier, they are chained to the trailer. It is illegal to haul an unsecured load. Simply lowering the ramp would not cause the car to roll off the trailer. See more »

Quotes

Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: [to injured guy in bed] Who did this to you?
Guy in hospital: [weakly] The transporter.
Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: The transporter's dead.
Guy in hospital: [weakly] No. Believe me. He isn't.
Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: I believe you. And the police were they here?
[comes up close to injured guy and starts wiping the sweat off from his mouth using his handkerchief]
Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: You told them nothing right?
Guy in hospital: No.
Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: Of course, you couldn't. Let's keep it that way.
[Jams the handkerchief down the guy's throat choking him to death]
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Featured in Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) 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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11 October 2003 | by (Stockholm) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

It might have been cool if it was made back in 1992 but now it just feels old. The first 20 minutes are promising, but after that it´s all downhill. The hero Frank is a super fighter who makes other action figures from movies like "Die Hard", "James Bond", "Mission Impossible", and "Terminator" look like schoolboys, and he would probably win a fight against all of them with his hands tied to his back. It´s just a big long fight for about 60 minutes. "The Transporter" is awful.


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