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Crank (2006)

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

When the hit-man Chev Chelios is poisoned by the criminal Verona, his friend and doctor Miles advises him that he must keep his adrenaline levels elevated to stay alive. Chev meets his girlfriend Eve and together they look for Verona to kill him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

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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 USA:

$12,896,635, 3 September 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,829,874, 15 October 2006
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Trivia

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

Early on Chev is driving a Buick Riviera featuring license plates with light letters/numbers on a dark background, similar to the California 1963 issue. When he ditches the car after the shopping mall crash the car clearly has a different front plate. See more »

Quotes

Chev Chelios: [talking on cell phone to Kaylo about Verona] I'm going to get that little fucker if it's the last thing I do.
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Chev Chelios: It may actually be the last thing I do.
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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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Aziza
Written by Haitham Al Hamwi
Courtesy of Associated Production Music LLC
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Crank is Grand Theft Auto on the big-screen.
1 September 2006 | by 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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