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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Was uns nicht umbringt, macht uns stark. (German Translation: What does not kill us, makes us stronger.) 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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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£450,141 (UK) (1 September 2006)

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$27,829,874 (USA) (13 October 2006)
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When Chev shoots the gangsters in the crashed car following the chase scene, he fires his gun in time with an "England" football chant: 1,2-1,2,3-1,2,3,4
  • football supporters would end by shouting "England!". Jason Statham, who plays Chev, is an English actor.
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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 »

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Eve: Oh, you are so big!
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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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Everybody's Talkin
Written by Fred Neil
Performed by Harry Nilsson
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
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Nothing less than Great.
30 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Crank was... Great. It's was what you hope it might be: Cool, fast, and Jason Statham kicking butt (and Rated R - It's great to hear Statham be able to go off). It was also much funnier than I expected, and once I figured out the tone I was in for the ride. I should've figured out the tone when the movie started with an 80's classic song from Quiet Riot. Or when the director and writer spoke before the movie and thanked "Jesus" and then said something like, "Hold onto your seats, it's going to be f-ckin great." This movie will probably be considered a cult classic soon. But it could be a huge box office success too. So, here's my story: I was invited to the Cast screening. My friend worked on the crew of Crank, and I got a call Monday morning to go (after another friend had to cancel - I'm always last to get the call, but glad I did TD - So don't worry). I loved Snatch, and I was probably more excited to see Jason Statham in the flesh, than to see the movie. Well, I was simply surprised. Jason was phenomenal. The movie was weird, really good weird. The action never stopped, and right when you were cringing from a needle, or something gruesome, you would be hit with something hilarious. It's was a great blend of action and humor. The writer obviously wrote this tongue in cheek. It was like he was making fun of other films. At least I think so. The movie was subtitled in a couple of random places and I found myself keeled over laughing when the Cab Driver was subtitled. The action really stood out. It was very violent, and at times very real. The bad guy, Verone, also stood out. And I think Amy Smart did a good job playing naive. The movie starts with a bang, and I was surprised that the bang held up to the final scene in the movie, which I think was simply great. My heart is still racing a bit, two days later. Yes, it's that's good.


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