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Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

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Chev Chelios survives a fall from the sky, sort of. He's in an unknown location, sedated, while various Chinese are harvesting his organs. His heart is gone, in an ice chest; a temporary in its place. Chev escapes, knowing only the name of the guy with the ice chest. He calls Doc Miles, an unlicensed cardiologist, who tells him there's only an hour's life in the artificial heart: keep it charged. Chev needs to find his own heart and get to Doc for a transplant. He starts his time-limited pursuit of shadowy figures, the ice chest, and his heart aided by Eve, Rei, and Venus - a stripper, a prostitute, and a pal with Tourette's - constantly needing an electric charge to keep going. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for frenetic strong bloody violence throughout, crude and graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Crank 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£554,565 (UK) (17 April 2009)

Gross:

$13,630,226 (USA) (8 May 2009)
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One of Corey Haim's final acting roles before his death on March 10, 2010 and also David Carradine's final acting roles before his death on June 3, 2009. See more »

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When Eve and Chelios both fall onto the horse race track, in the previous scene where they stumble, you can see bleachers below where they fall, so they would have fallen on another level of bleachers instead of on the track. See more »

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Fish Halman: In a story so bizarre I can scarcely believe the event I'm reporting, and yet corroborated by at least a dozen eye witnesses. A white male apparently fell from the sky above downtown Los Angeles today, landed in the middle of a busy intersection, destroying one vehicle and hospitalising its elderly driver,and then was removed from the scene even before emergency personnel could respond. Without a body the police have yet to piece together the events of the day.It can only be ...
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Heard It in a Love Song
Written by Toy Caldwell Jr. (as Toy Caldwell)
Performed by The Marshall Tucker Band
Courtesy of Marshall Tucker Entertainment d/b/a Ramblin' Records by exclusive license to Shout! Factory,
by arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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Absolutely Extreme
16 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie is not for the faint of heart.

If you've watched the first Crank and enjoyed it, you will absolutely love this one. It pushes the boundaries the first one set to the absolute maximum. There are no lines this film does not cross, from outrageous public sex scenes to gore that almost rivals the Saw franchise. It will keep your heart pounding for the entire film's duration. It's one of the most hilarious, stylish and down-right insane films I have ever watched.

If you haven't watched the first Crank, I recommend watching it before you even think of watching this film. It'll give you some good background story and also prepare you for what you are about to see.

If you saw the first Crank and didn't like it... do not watch this movie. Multiply Crank by 1000 volts and you get this incredible sequel.

The Crank franchise is an acquired taste, and this stretches it even for fans.


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