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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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Storyline

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 »

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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:

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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

The trailer for the film showed Frank deflecting a missile with a tea tray. In the same scene in the film, the assault on Frank's house, there is no sign of this in the released version. It was taken out at Jason Statham's request because he didn't think audiences would believe it. See more »

Goofs

Length of Tarconi's cigarette when talking to Frank and Lai in his office after the house is destroyed. 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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References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Transfighter
(Alexandre Azaria (as Replicant))
Orchestration and Conduction by Marie-Jeanne Serero (as Marie-Jeanne Serero)
1st Violin Floriane Bonanni
Recorded and Mixed at Digital Factory by Didier Lozahic
©EuropaCorp. (SACEM) / D.R.
(p)2002 EuropaCorp.
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Great cult classic for men ....
4 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first time I watched this movie, I was hooked, I think it is a sleeper cult classic.

This movie has all the makings of a great testosterone flick. It starts with a wild car chase in France, introduces some memorable phrases, adds an attractive woman and antagonist with a very bad hair piece. There is also the required explosions and fight scenes, but they are not over-the-top.

The plot is not spectacular, but hey, it's a guy movie. Jason Statham makes a great tough guy, loved him in The Italian Job as well.

I recommend inviting your friends over, grabbing some Orangina, and watching this great movie.


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