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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

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Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent and a rogue DIA agent soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

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Robert Gant / Clark
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Vinn / Rayne
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Storyline

Jonathan Ecks, an FBI agent, realizes that he must join with his lifelong enemy, Agent Sever, a rogue DIA agent with whom he is in mortal combat, in order to defeat a common enemy. That enemy has developed a "micro-device" that can be injected into victims in order to kill them at will. Written by Uber Minion

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Your most dangerous enemies are the friends you've double-crossed. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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20 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Ecks vs. Sever  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$104,495 (Japan) (3 October 2003)

Gross:

$104,495 (Japan) (3 October 2003)
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Trivia

Rotten Tomatoes list this film as #1 on their list of "The 100 Worst Reviewed Movies of All Time". See more »

Goofs

When Ecks is in the police bus picking the handcuffs, he is holding the paperclip with his right hand and picking the cuff on his left wrist. Suddenly, the cuff comes open around his right wrist, but the paper clip is still sticking out of the left cuff's lock. See more »

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[first lines]
Agent Curtis: Good evening Mrs. Gant.
Vinn: What does my husband want now?
Agent Curtis: The plan has changed. He is now available to spend time with Michael.
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The Name Of The Game
Performed by The Crystal Method
Composed by Ken Jordan (as K. Jordan), Scott Kirkland (as S. Kirkland),
Tom Morello (as T. Morello)
Published by EMI Virgin Music, Harder Faster Music, EMI Virgin Songs, Inc., Drug Money Music and LBV Songs
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(P) 2001 Outpost Recordings
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Never mind the ballistics, here's the pathologist
14 September 2003 | by (King Co., WA, United States) – See all my reviews

When I say "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" was incredible, I don't mean that in a good way. All the main characters are current or former US federal agents, presumably to keep it interesting, but all the action takes places in Vancouver, BC, which, last time I looked, was not in the United States. The basic storyline was fairly straightforward (and rather hackneyed), but the motivations of the various characters were utterly incomprehensible. The film was somewhat on the short side, and I couldn't escape the feeling that the three scenes which might have tied together the loose ends inexplicably ended up on the cutting room floor. Banderas phoned in his performance (for God's sake, enunciate, man), and the musical score was just irritating. The only two things "Ballistic" had going for it were the presence of some rarely-seen hardware (fun for you firearms buffs) and some spectacular action sequences (though these were plagued by some annoying clichés, such as a protective vest preventing all injury to a character, and henchmen showing complete disregard for personal safety), and these were simply not enough to save this turkey. Avoid.


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