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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lai (as Shu Qi)
Doug Rand ...
Didier Saint Melin ...
Tonio Descanvelle ...
Laurent Desponds ...
Matthieu Albertini ...
Vincent Nemeth ...
Jean-Yves Bilien ...
Jean-Marie Paris ...
Adrian Dearnell ...
Alfred Lot ...
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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 »


Action | Crime | Thriller

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


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Matt Schulze wanted his character to be "slim and sort of like a raven...I lost like 40 pounds for the role. I fasted for 16 days." See more »


When Frank uses the stethoscope to listen to the shipping containers, he has the earpieces backwards. The tubes should be going forward (into the ear canal), instead of into the back of his ears. See more »


Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: Poor Frank. What'd she tell you? That we're smuggling people in containers. You know *Lai's* a great name for her.
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Life of a Stranger
(Matthew Wilder and Nadia Fares Chasman)
Performed by Nadia
©EuropaCorp. (SACEM) / Wilder Kingdom Music (ASCAP)
(p)2002 EuropaCorp.
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Worst Movie Ever
13 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been a little while since I've seen this movie, but I can not bring myself to watch this "movie" ever again. When I went to see this movie, I was expecting a nice Ronin-esque like action flick. Especially considering I'm a huge fan of Jason Statham, and all the previous movies he has done. Instead I've got a poorly thrown together clichés and scenes with absolutely no point. The lead female character barely speaks English (they TRY to explain this fact in the movie), and needs to spend much more time in acting school. That probably goes for at least half of the actors in the film. The soundtrack is horrific. The music in and of itself is great, however it seems as in the sounds somehow were mixed up and the wrong music was played at the wrong scene. There are times where techno is playing during a slow scene, and a nice slow song plays during an action sequence. The dialogue is forced, the story is cliché, and nothing whatsoever stands out from this movie to write about. The only decent scene was the car chase at the beginning of the movie and the fight scene between Jason and the many villains in the warehouse. It did manage to show off Jason's potential as an action hero, as well as had some creative fighting moves. However, this movie has nothing to offer. The same action can be seen in different, and much better films. Avoid this as you would the Black Plague.

1 out of 10

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