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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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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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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,176,925 (USA) (12 August 2005)

Gross:

$74,484,168 (USA) (18 November 2005)
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The frozen lake scene was shot on Lake Simcoe, north of Toronto. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Victor Sweet is driving to the ice hole to meet Jeremiah, the first scene, from the air, shows him in a black GM model full-size SUV, either a Tahoe or a Cadillac Escalade (appears to have Escalade wheels), but after cutting to him IN the vehicle, and then to the front of the vehicle pulling up and stopping, it is a Lincoln Navigator, around the same year model. 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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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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Well Crafted Revenge Film
12 August 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I'm drawn to movies whose trailers inspire a visceral reaction...This one's is so clichéd...Poor old Mom gets whacked and her adopted sons go after the crooks...Still, the action in the trailer inspired me...gave me that feeling of wanting to see the bad guys get it, and after seeing the film, I can say I was not disappointed. The story moves along and does not step outside of itself. There are some intriguing plot twists, but the goal of revenge always remains. The performances are solid; we have experienced film actors and a director here who know what they're doing. Even the newer actors settle into their respective roles...

John Singleton stated he wanted to do something with a "western edge" and in this film he has done just that. The story could be transplanted 100 years back and still work. While there is a great deal of action, violence, and bloodshed, it is not shot with an abundance of CGI or special effects...to that end, the action looks and feels more realistic. The film pulls you in and takes you for a nice ride, which is more than can be said of a lot of recent releases...It's not going to win Oscars, but it should be a hit. It's definitely worth a look!


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