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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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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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Jack Mercer will do violence to get justice. See more »


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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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Untitled Mark Wahlberg Project  »

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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 store where Evelyn is killed is described as "106th Street Liquor store." Detroit has no 106th street. 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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Remake of The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) See more »

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SHALLOW
by Steven Wilson, Colin Balch, Richard Barbieri & Gavin Harrison
Performed by Porcupine Tree
Courtesy of Lava Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Great film, recommend it to just about anyone.
13 August 2005 | by (South Carolina, United States.) – See all my reviews

I went to see the movie last night and I really wasn't sure what to expect going in, and I must say I'm very impressed with the results. Despite a few hitches (how cliché this movie really is, I.E. revenge), it really did deliver. All four of the brothers delivered the flavor that this movie probably would have needed and I must say that the screenplay must have been superb. This movie pays the obvious homage to Death Wish and it's been quite overdone, but not without receiving the credit it deserves.

If you like action drama, then I'd recommend you go out and pay the $8 to see it. I don't think you'll be too disappointed.


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