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Armored -- Armored is an edge of your seat thriller of a heist gone wrong with Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno and Columbus Short.
Armored -- 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.
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Writer (WGA):
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4 December 2009 (USA) See more »
They have a plan that's going to catch EVERYBODY off-guard. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Nimród Antal 
Writing credits
James V. Simpson (written by)

Produced by
Joshua Donen .... producer
Dan Farah .... producer
Luis Guerrero .... co-executive producer
Russell Hollander .... executive producer
Trae Ireland .... associate producer
Debra James .... executive producer
Chris Lemos .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
John Murphy 
Cinematography by
Andrzej Sekula 
Film Editing by
Armen Minasian 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport 
Production Design by
Jon Gary Steele 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
Set Decoration by
Dena Roth 
Costume Design by
Maya Lieberman 
Makeup Department
André Dubois .... key hair stylist
Luis García .... key makeup artist
Douglas Noe .... makeup department head
Sandi Rowden .... key makeup artist (as Sandra Rowden)
Larry Waggoner .... department head hair
Production Management
Jennifer Corey .... production supervisor
Debra James .... unit production manager
Bill Wohlken .... production organization
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hope Garrison .... second assistant director
Eric Tignini .... first assistant director
Art Department
Cristina B. Avery .... art department assistant
Mychael Bates .... property master
Tony Bohorquez .... lead model maker
Damon Bowden .... paint decorator
Jay Dupuy .... plaster department head
David Elliott .... construction coordinator
Vinson Jae .... stand-by painter
Richard Lambert .... leadman
Al Lewis .... assistant art director
Lyle Maves .... plasterer gang boss
Brett McKenzie .... art department coordinator
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
Jon Nicholson .... on-set dresser
Quentin Schierenberg .... set dresser
Trey Shaffer .... graphic designer
Fante Zamora .... set dresser
Sound Department
Todd Bassman .... boom operator
Daniel Brennan .... adr mixer
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor
Rickley W. Dumm .... sound effects editor
Linda Folk .... adr supervisor
Joseph Geisinger .... production sound mixer
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Ryan McBride .... sound recordist
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Susan Ham .... foley editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Danny Cangemi .... special effects supervisor
Chris Cline .... remote control vehicle technician
John Frazier .... special effects supervisor
Bruce D. Hayes .... special effects foreman
Chris Jones .... special effects crew
Martin Montoya .... special effects technician
Joe Pancake .... special effects coordinator
Lynn Garrido .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... digital compositor
Jon Anastasiades .... digital compositor
Riley Benard .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios B.C.
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Thomas Bremer .... visual effects
Po Yan Chan .... compositor
Mike Diltz .... digital compositor
Greg Groenekamp .... senior compositor
Jerry Hall .... compositor
Diana Hinek .... digital compositor
Travis Wade Ivy .... digital compositor
Pency Kinnard .... compositor
Devin C. Lussier .... visual effects coordinator
Nathan Overstrom .... digital compositor
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
Bethany Pederson Onstad .... digital compositor (as Bethany Pederson)
Marlon Perez .... digital artist
Harrison Rutherford .... digital compositor
Yuta Shimizu .... visual effects artist
Susan M. Weeks .... senior digital compositor
Zachariah Zaubi .... digital compositor
Jeffrey Evans .... digital artist (uncredited)
Greg Anthony .... stunts
Dean Bailey .... stunts
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
George Fisher .... stunts
Lance Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts
Jimmy Lewis Jr. .... stunts (as James M. Lewis Jr.)
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt dbl: Columbus short
Dustin Meier .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Chad Randall .... stunts
Erik Rondell .... stunts
Tim Walkey .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Glen Yrigoyen .... stunts
Greg Anthony .... stunt double (uncredited)
Charlie Brewer .... stunt double: Jean Reno (uncredited)
Joey Freitas .... precision driver (uncredited)
Justin Rodgers Hall .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunt double: Amaury Nolasco (uncredited)
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver (uncredited)
Scotty Richards .... precision driving coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Bellantoni .... grip
Steve Galvin .... rigging gaffer
Jack M. Guberman .... lamp operator
Michael Herron .... digital video assist operator
Eric Jensch .... film loader
Keith A. Jones .... additional first assistant camera
Imre Juhasz .... camera operator
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... additional video assist
Christian Kessler .... camera production assistant
Michael Kleiman .... additional second assistant camera
Tucker Korte .... second assistant camera
Valentine Marvel .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Greg Mayer .... rigging best boy electric
Daniel Nichols .... camera operator
Daniel Nichols .... ultimate arm camera operator
Robert Petrin .... ultimate arm operator
Jay Pope .... rigging grip
Robert M. Sagaser .... first assistant camera
Jay Sheveck .... libra technician
Lacey Terrell .... still photographer
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator
Henry Tirl .... camera operator: "b" camera
R. Gern Trowbridge .... assistant chief lighting technician
Stephen Welch .... libra technician
Steve Wolfe .... first assistant camera
Robert Zullo .... key grip
Billy Gunn .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Imre Juhasz .... additional camera operator: main unit (uncredited)
Animation Department
Grant Okita .... main title animator
Casting Department
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting
Julie Swistak .... casting assistant
Karen Wood .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heidi Higginbotham .... costume supervisor
Lindsey Kear .... wardrobe production assistant
Laura E. Little .... key costumer
Molly McConnaughy .... costume shopper
Terri Middleton .... costumer
Damien Quinn .... set costumer
Cesha Ventre .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Randy Bricker .... additional editor
Jason Ellena .... post-production assistant
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Ash Hanratty .... apprentice editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Brent Arrowood .... additional score sound design
Tyler Barton .... additional score programming
Tyler Barton .... score recording engineer
Nick Baxter .... score assistant engineer
Gustavo Borner .... scoring mixer
Stephen Coleman .... orchestrator
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor
Jon Mooney .... additional music editor
Justin Moshkevich .... score assistant engineer
Justin Moshkevich .... score mixing assistant
Brian Richards .... music editor
Scott Somerville .... score engineer
Transportation Department
Fabian Arroyo .... transportation
Randy Cantor .... transportation captain
Linda Cipperley .... transportation
Paulie DiCocco .... driver: Laurence Fishburne
Garner Humphrey .... driver
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
William R. Peck .... driver
Scott Philbrick .... car carrier driver
Brian Stackhouse .... driver
Dotti Thompson .... transportation
Other crew
Tansey Allen .... production staff
Jampier Arias .... accounting clerk
Adam Bayless .... production secretary
Billy Bonifield .... production coordinator
Colin Borden .... production assistant
Linda Brown .... unit publicist
Nicholas Brown .... second assistant accountant
Randin Brown .... production assistant
Elida Cerda .... key medic
Ralph Coleman .... location manager
Justin Cox .... assistant: Mr. Fishburne
Dana Curt .... key set medic
Erin Dicker .... assistant: Mr. Antal
Douglas Dresser .... location manager
Joy Ellison .... dialect coach
Cliff Fleming .... aerial coordinator
Cliff Fleming .... pilot
Cory Fleming .... aerial ground coordinator
Patricia A. Fullerton .... script supervisor
Julie Hannum .... location scout
Rich Heichel .... staff assistant
Mark Hochman .... computer/video playback operator
Eric Hooge .... key assistant location manager
Lindsay Hudson .... medic
Ken Kern .... apoc
Dave Krieger .... location scout
Jamie Lieberman .... assistant: Glenn S. Gainor
Christian Malouf .... payroll accountant
K. Lynn Martin .... script supervisor: second unit
Eric Mills .... assistant location manager
Matt Mills .... assistant: Mr. Hollander
Luke Pearsall .... production assistant
Anna Ramey .... production assistant
Chris Romberg .... production accountant
Lisa Serra .... assistant: Mr. Dillon
Jason Stowell .... assistant location manager
Lydia Trickey .... assistant: Mr. Donen
Kate Royce Walters .... second assistant accountant
Ryan Whan .... first assistant accountant
Cory Fleming .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
Melissa Voyagis Langham .... epk field producer (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, some disturbing images and brief strong language
88 min
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There is only one woman who has a speaking role in the movie: the child protection agent played by Lorna Raver. Her role is shorter than 4 minutes. Elizabeth Rivera has a non-speaking role.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: (at around 9 mins) Lighting equipment visible (in the background to the right) as the truck drives under a bridge.See more »
[first lines]
Ty Hackett:Rise and shine, let's go... You gonna miss the bus, get up.
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106 out of 151 people found the following review useful.
Cool B-movie badassery, 5 December 2009
Author: dave-sturm from Baltimore

I'm not here to tell you "Armored" is Kubrickian, Hitchcockian or Fellini-esquire. Nope. Referenced directors are more like Don Siegel ("Charlie Varrick") and Walter Hill ("The Warriors"). Those two helmers didn't fool around with niceties like putting women in their movies. No skirts need apply. They unapologetically made guy movies. Guns, lots of guns. Men met violent death with a twitch of the jaw. Their movies were like a sap to the head. You want a friend? Get a dog.

"Armored" is so a guy movie. Dueling armored trucks? Bloody gunshot wounds? Exploding money? If that doesn't get the lizard part of your brain excited, then stay away.

At 88 minutes, "Armored" is all muscle without an ounce of fat. We meet six security guards who drive armored trucks, three per truck. The six, led by Matt Dillon, scheme up a fake hijack involving two trucks. Their mission one day is to deliver $42 million from the federal reserve (I think). The idea is to drive both trucks to a warehouse, stash the cash, then stage a hijack. Sure, the cops will suspect them, but if they stick together they'll get through it.

Trouble is, one of the six, played by Columbus Short, is a holdout. At first. But he faces eviction. And he's the guardian for his messed up younger brother. He needs cash bad.

Matt Dillon cajoles, pleads, persuades the holdout. No blood on anyone's hands. A clean getaway. All good, no bad. You'll be rich forever. Blue skies smiling at you ...


Everything goes to hell, of course. It's one damned thing after another and the stakes keep going up. And it almost all happens claustrophobically inside an abandoned warehouse somewhere in Los Angeles. In fact, the movie goes out of its way to project a backdrop of industrial urban decay. I happen to like industrial urban decay.

Kudos to Matt Dillon, who plays the top bad dog. He goes from charming to disappointed to frustrated to outraged to totally effing insane in the course of the movie. Love that guy.

Also, credit is due to the menacing, throbbing, blistering and totally sinister electronic soundtrack by John Murphy. I am guessing he's heard a few Tangerine Dream records.

Also, it's surprising that this is a PG-13 movie. I caught one — one! — f-bomb in this entire movie about violent tough-guy robbers. On some level, I like that. Take the kids.

The director is Nimrod Antal, a Hungarian who made a fine noir set in the Budapest subway system called "Kontroll." Screenwriter is an out-of-nowhere guy called James V. Simpson.

A lot of the people in this movie are just starting out. I am willing to bet the esteem given to this movie will rise as time goes on and these filmmakers advance in their careers.

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