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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

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Was uns nicht umbringt, macht uns stark. (German Translation: What does not kill us, makes us stronger.) 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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Chester Bennington:  The man in the hospital pharmacy that tells Chev about the nasal spray - one of the lead singers in Linkin Park. See more »

Goofs

When Chev is running through the hospital corridor, he tucks his handgun under his left armpit. In the next shot, when he jumps off the wall to get around some people in his way, there is no gun in sight on him. Since he is wearing only a loose hospital gown, it would be impossible for the gun to be secured anywhere but in his hands or armpits. In the next shot, he has the gun in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Chev Chelios: I'm alive! I'm alive!
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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

It Don't Stop
Written by David Perez, Lester Mendoza
Performed by David Rolas
Courtesy of Fonovisa Records, a division of Univision Music LLC
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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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