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Crank: High Voltage (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  17 April 2009 (USA)
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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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Stay Charged, Stay Alive! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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Also Known As:

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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Trivia

In the scene where Chelios runs into a mob of porn stars, the "extras" in the movie are real porn stars. One of the stars most recognizable is Jenna Haze, but Peter North, Lexington Steele, and Ron Jeremy make an appearance as well. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Chelios goes outside after escaping the hospital he is behind a crate when a man sneaks up behind him with a Springfield Armory XD pistol. These pistols have a cocking pin indicator, as well as a round indicator on the top of the slide. In this scene the round indicator is down, meaning there is no round in the chamber. Chelios does a brass check after disarming the man, and does not rack a round in the chamber. In the following scene he shots two men with this weapon without a round chambered. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

During the production credits, there was a sequence with Doc Miles giving Chev his heart operation with Dark Chocolate assisting him and Eve looking on while surgery is being done. When the heart was put in, Doc Miles tried to revive Chev with a defibrillator only for him to flat-line. Doc Miles takes Eve away and right when the production credits end, the camera closes in on Chev's burned and bandaged body and his eyes pop open, showing that he is still alive. See more »

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Spoofs King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) See more »

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Performed by Jarret & Long
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one of the most entertaining movies I've ever seen...
2 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...if you are online reading reviews for this film you've probably inadvertently already stolen some of its magic. watching the first Crank, I was mostly just bored (except for a few crazy scenes), but you did get the sense that mayyyyybe the movie wasn't really taking itself seriously, at all.

crank 2 definitely confirms that. if you enjoy absurdity, B-movies, and movies that are COMPLETELY over the top, then do not hesitate to watch crank 2. in the context of going for all-out-insane, and rating it just for pure entertainment value, it really does deserve a 10 out of 10. it's best enjoyed as a surprise, but still, even if you are going into it expecting it to be nuts it will probably exceed your expectations.


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