When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
The hit-man Chev Chelios is poisoned by the criminal Verona and his friend and doctor Miles advises him that he must keep his adrenaline in an upper level to stay alive. Chev meets his girlfriend Eve and together he looks for Verona to kill him. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the scene when he is running down the street, after he leaves the hospital, he passes two cars parked on the left: a Del Sol and a Mustang). Their images are reversed making each car appear RHD, and their license plates backwards. See more »
Hey CHELIOS! You know I been thinkin' about doing in your mystery girl too! yea? Yeah thats RIGHT! I know about HER! And then...
Yea, yeah, your gonna rape my grandmother, then your gonna do her in, blah, blah, fucking blah!
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At the very end of the credits, we see "Crank" as if it was a retro video game. Chev shoots two henchmen, then he takes a needle containing drugs and goes into RAMPAGE mode and runs fast. He runs into another henchman who injects him with "The Bejing Cocktail", the camera zooms in on Chev's heart which explodes and blood splatters on the screen. And the words "Game Over" appears on the screen. See more »
This movie really is fully packed with action and humor. it has
everything that can keep your heart pumping for the whole movie.
A hit-man chasing and killing bad guys with guns knives and everything
he can find. there is a lot of gunfight and explosives. But the movie
really is funny too. the whole crowd in the theater were laughing out
loud here at the "avant-première" in Montreal.
during the opening sequence, some dizziness begin to overwhelm you
because of a shaky and blurred camera but i guess this is exactly what
the director was expecting. This "shaky hand" camera effect is reused
throughout the movie adding to the perspective and helps one get
plunged in the movie.
The special effects are mainly car crashes and explosions, but are
really well executed and very inventive. And the story, well, the story
isn't really what you seek when choosing to go see this kind of movies,
but in crank, the storyline is actually pretty good. It could probably
be resumed in half a page though :)
I would say that it is one of the most balanced humor/action movie i've
seen in the past years.
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