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Four Brothers (2005)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  12 August 2005 (USA)
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Four brothers look to avenge their mother's death.

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Storyline

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellosuth.net>

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Jerimiah Mercer will take the law into his own hands. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Untitled Mark Wahlberg Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$289,058 (Australia) (11 November 2005)

Gross:

$74,484,168 (USA) (18 November 2005)
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Trivia

Mark Wahlberg plays a character named Bobby Mercer. There was a baseball player named Bobby Murcer who famously played for the New York Yankees during parts of the 60's, 70's and 80's. Mark Wahlberg is a fan of the Boston Red Sox, the rival team of the Yankees. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in Detroit, but in outdoor scenes a distinctive, oval Star Choice satellite dish can be seen on at least one house. Star Choice is only available in Canada. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Evelyn Mercer: Ok, Darnell, so the candy just happened to jump into your pocket, huh? Well I don't think so. Samir's going to call the police right now. Samir, the police!
Darnell: Please don't call the police, man, please!
Evelyn Mercer: That's what happens when you shoplift. There's consequences.
Darnell: But it's just some damn candy! I don't wanna go to jail!
Evelyn Mercer: Well you can probably get away with stealing sometimes, Darnell, but sooner or later you're gonna get caught. Is that the way you want to lead your life?
Darnell: No.
Evelyn Mercer: I happen ...
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Crazy Credits

The Paramount logo in the beginning has snow falling upon it. The end credits show scenes of each of the brother's past. Bobby is seen fighting in a hockey game and has the front of his teeth knocked out. Jeremiah is seen leading a worker's protest outside of a factory. Angel is seen trying to buy an airline ticket with a stolen credit card (once the clerk finds out, Angel runs away). Jack is seen playing the guitar and singing in a band (he waves his pierced tongue at his fans). See more »

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References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

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WHAT U GON' DO
by Lil Jon (as Jonathan Smith), Sammie Norris, Wendell Neal & Lil Scrappy (as Darryl Richardson II)
Performed by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz featuring Lil Scrappy (as Lil' Scrappy)
Courtesy of TVT Records
Lil' Scrappy performs courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Four Brothers = EXCELLENT
13 August 2005 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

OK, I'm a girl who normally loves "chick flicks" and comedies, so when I had nothing to do this evening and decided to go see a movie with my parents, (I thought they were seeing "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalo"...but alas I was incorrect.) and discovered we were going to see "Four Brothers", I was a little upset. I'm normally not one for movies that are seemingly all about people getting revenge and lots of killing and fighting. I dunno..I'm not one for the action/drama type...unless it's a horror movie, and then I'm definitely there. Anyways, I was genuinely surprised at how good this movie ended up being. Each of the four brothers gave an amazing performance. Andre Benjamin showed that he's not only a talented singer, but a talented actor as well.

The movie was much better than I had expected. I laughed, and I (almost) cried. It went through a range of so many different emotions and events in the lives of the four troubled men, all adopted when they were children by one amazing woman who became their world. I don't really know what else to say without spoiling the movie, so I'm going to just leave you with all of what I've said, and the fact that I would most definitely recommend this movie to anyone and everyone.


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