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Transporter 2 (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  2 September 2005 (USA)
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Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.

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Frank Martin is the best in the business. The ex-Special Forces operative hires himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise. Very simple, he delivers, no questions asked. Frank has relocated from the French Mediterranean to Miami, Florida, where as a favor to a friend, Frank is driving for the wealthy Billings family. There's very little that can surprise The Transporter, but young Jack Billings has done just that; Frank has unexpectedly bonded with Jack, age 6, who he drives to and from school. But when Jack is kidnapped, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to retrieve the boy and thwart the kidnappers' master plan to release a virus that will kill anyone with whom it comes in contact. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

The Best In The Business Is Back In The Game.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, sexual content, partial nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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2 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szállító 2.  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$919,809 (France) (19 August 2005)

Gross:

$43,095,600 (USA) (23 December 2005)
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Trivia

Originally, it was unsure if there was going to be a sequel to The Transporter (2002). However, after strong DVD sales, it was quickly given the green light. See more »

Goofs

When the Transporter uses a door to shield himself from bullets, the door gets hit several times, and bullet holes are clearly visible, but in the next shot all of the holes have disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Lola: [after the car chase] I think we lost them.
[Helicopter appears]
Frank Martin: Think again.
Lola: [shoots down helicopter] Thought complete.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the actors names appear to be hanging from the ceiling of the parking garage. See more »


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Painful
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Performed by Sin
Remixed by Oomph
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(c) PolyGram Editions/Recall Publishing
(p) 1998 Recall Publishing
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A good Friday night popcorn flick.
17 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm just an average guy who wanted to see a film on a Friday night with a few friends. And thats just what this film turned out to be.

Now, i'm all for a good action film, but this was a little TO Hollywood for my book. I went in expecting a somewhat good time, and came out having one more or less. Let me explain.

If your wanted to see this for plot, and as a realistic high standard action film, your going to be VERY disappointed. The stunts though really cool looking, are virtually impossible to pull off -- realistically. The transporter was almost superman-like in a film that was based on a realistic present day world, and he pulled off things that SHOULD NOT and COULD NOT have happened. This is the negative side to the film, and really the plot was Mediocre at best.

** PLOT Spoiler** The whole virus idea is so overused at this point in time, and since they didn't expand on it enough until the end it didn't really matter. The ending however well, it looked rushed. Althougth, it became more and more like a James Bond film then a driving film with each scene.

Now , the positives: If you wanted to see a action film that would mildly entertain you on a Friday night, this is a great little flick. Sure it's not the best, and sure it's not the most realistic, but it was fun overall. Now I know there are a lot of people who won't see a movie just because the plot is really unrealistic -- But if your like me, it dosn't take much to be entertained. Just to be simply entertained, this was a good film. You get to see some cool action scenes, and while they are Hollywood style, and almost superhuman at points, they are still very much so enjoyable. The plot can keep you somewhat entertained, as well as the characters, however they arn't the best. The action is the glue in this case.

Overall - It's an average film. I'd say 5-6 out of 10. If you want to see an action movie with decent fighting and stunts, or have nothing better to do on a Friday night, give it a look.

If your looking for a film to keep you entertained and enrich you in a realistic plot with realistic events, pass this one.


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