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Four Brothers (2005)

Four brothers look to avenge their mother's death.

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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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12 August 2005 (USA)  »

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$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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This is the second movie in which Mark Wahlberg portrays a character whose name is a derivative of Robert. The first is The Perfect Storm (2000), in which he portrayed Bobby Shatford; the third being Shooter (2007), in which he portrayed Bob Lee Swagger. See more »

Goofs

When Bobby interrupts the high school basketball game, Jerry walks away from Bobby. In the next shot, he is next to Bobby again. See more »

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[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 »

Soundtracks

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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Fun 60-70's like movie. Revenge is sweet.
25 October 2005 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I was ready to bet that this was a remake after an older movie. Great 60's and 70's music, the endless theme of the small town terrorized by a villain and the rise to justice of the people involved, Mark Wahlberg... ;)

OK, I am unfair to the man, but it's true isn't it? He is always cast into old looking movies or remakes. I actually like how he is playing. I think that he is a reasonable actor and has potential beyond the action movies in which we've become accustomed to seeing him.

The plot is quite simple: adoptive mother of four and town saint gets killed by thugs. The four brothers kick ass accordingly. But beyond the obvious cliché, the movie was quite good. The actors played well, the feelings were nicely transmitted to the audience and the details were realistic enough and emotion conveying. Actually, for this kind of movie, I am ready to grade high.

The bad thing about this film were the villains. Unconvincing small time crooks that suddenly have the power to hire people with Steyr Augur rifles and other high power weapons. Unconvincing crooked cop who has no motive for actually being corrupt. In the end, the movie is rather relaxing, considering we never meet anything unexpected.

Worth a watch, although I would rate it as a TV movie, to watch in bed, rather than a cinema thing.


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