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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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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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"My name is Chev Chelios, and today is the day I die" See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Adrenalin  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£450,141 (UK) (1 September 2006)


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

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Did You Know?


The phone Chev is using is a Nokia 8800 Scirocco Edition. See more »


During the chase scene in the yellow car, the positions of the two chasing cars change in impossible ways. See more »


Carlito: I'll kill you for this, Chelios.
Chev Chelios: Too late.
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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 »


Referenced in Gamer (2009) See more »


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Written by Francisco Saldana, Victor Cabrera, Tego Calderon, Julio Voltio
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User Reviews

Fast paced action and funny
29 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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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