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Crank (2006)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  1 September 2006 (USA)
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Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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If his heart stops pumping adrenalin... It will be the day Chev Chelios dies See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£450,141 (UK) (1 September 2006)

Gross:

$67,871 (New Zealand) (1 December 2006)
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Trivia

In the public sex scene, all the non-actors' reactions to the scene were real. See more »

Goofs

When Chev's doctor calls to check on the effects of the adrenaline, the camera shows an aircraft that the doctor is supposedly on board. The aircraft they show is actually a Singapore Airlines Mega Ark which is a cargo aircraft and has no commercial passengers. You can tell this is a mega ark by the distinctive insignia on the bottom of the nosecone. See more »

Quotes

Verona: Hey CHELIOS! You know I been thinkin' about doing in your mystery girl too! yea? Yeah thats RIGHT! I know about HER! And then...
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Chev Chelios: [Sarcastically] Yea, yeah, your gonna rape my grandmother, then your gonna do her in, blah, blah, fucking blah!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in Gamer (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Take It
Written by T. Galvin, T. Potier, E. Foxx
Performed by Black Mob Group
Courtesy of Avx Music Group/The Black Mob Group
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Crank is Grand Theft Auto on the big-screen.
1 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fast. Hyper. Action-packed. Drug-induced. Insane. Crank is all these things, and extremely entertaining too. No doubt a movie made just for the guys, it's filled with guns, car chases, sex, random humor, nudity, Amy Smart, Pedro from Napolean Dynamite, sex, nudity, etc. The only thing missing were some hand-to-hand fight scenes that would have made this movie complete. Instead, we do get a nice confrontation where one person is armed with a butcher's knife... but I shan't spoil that one.

But yes, this is a live-action video game on the big-screen. Google Maps zooms into the next location Chev visits and on screen text gives you its name ala a video game's "next level" sequence. Chev's girlfriend thinks he is a video game programmer. The opening titles for "CRANK" are shown in the blocky, pixellated style of a 1980's Atari game. Chev is just trying to get to the boss at the end of the game.

And a tip for those of you yet to see it- STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS. It reinforces everything I just said.


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