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Armored (2009)

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A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.






Cast overview, first billed only:
Duncan Ashcroft
Jimmy Hackett (as Andre Jamal Kinney)
Andrew Fiscella ...
Dispatcher #1
Homeless Man
Joe the Cook
Child Welfare Agent
Federal Guard
Bank Guard


The war veteran, Ty Hackett, is hired to work as security guard by the Eagle Shield Security where his old friend Mike Cochroone works. Ty is having financial difficulties after the death of his father, and is raising his brother Jimmy alone. He teams up with Mike's brother-in-law, Baines, and their coworkers Quinn, Palmer and Dobbs. One night, Mike invites Ty to join in the robbery of two armored trucks transporting forty-two million dollars. The reluctant Ty accepts after Mike promises that nobody would be hurt in the heist. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They have a plan that's going to catch EVERYBODY off-guard. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, some disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armoured  »


Box Office


$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,511,128, 6 December 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,988,876, 10 January 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,942,221, 10 January 2010
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Not screened in advance for critics. See more »


(at around 48 mins) A production traffic officer visible on left of screen (almost hidden by sun glare). See more »


[first lines]
Ty Hackett: Rise and shine, let's go... You gonna miss the bus, get up.
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Blue Eyes Woman
Written by John Krautner and Robert Harlow
Performed by The Go
Courtesy of North Star Media/Superstring Entertainment
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Very missable straight to DVD action film
19 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Ty (Columbus Short) begins his new job as an armoured van driver, carrying large sums of cash around. But he's fallen on hard times, struggling to raise his wayward younger brother, whilst his older, more experienced co workers, Mike (Matt Dillon), Quinn (Jean Reno) Baines (Laurence Fishburne) have troubles of their own. Suddenly, Mike suggests an audacious plan to him: stage a robbery of their own, and sort their various problems out. But of course, it doesn't run smoothly and before long Ty finds himself in way over his head.

Struggling with elements of high concept here and there, Armoured emerges as little more than a formulaic, by the numbers time filler, with a story that's been done before and just goes through the motions to the end. There's an all star cast line up, but they've all fallen on hard times, half the big stars they once were and therefore with half the dynamism and charisma. Appearing in the likes of this, the sort of film you watch on a red eye flight as you're falling asleep, would now seem to be their calling in life. **

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