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Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.

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Storyline

Toxic waste bubbles in a ship waiting permission to dock in Odessa. Frank Martin turns down a job in Marseilles, referring it to a pal. A short time later, the pal, wounded by gunfire, crashes his car into Frank's living room and dies, leaving a young woman in the back seat. The employer of the dead man shows up, forces Frank to take the job, snaps a bracelet on his wrist that will explode if Frank gets more than 75 feet from his car, and sends Frank on a journey east with the young woman and a trunk full of something. She's Valentina, nearly mute. Can Frank figure out what's going on, deliver the package, and escape alive? And what does the ship have to do with it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, some sexual content and drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

€30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£958,615 (UK) (5 December 2008)

Gross:

£2,446,717 (UK) (26 December 2008)
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Natalya Rudakova, who was a hairdresser with no acting experience prior to this film, was discovered by producer Luc Besson as he was walking down the street in New York. Besson caught up to her and asked her to take some acting lessons and then come in for an audition. See more »

Goofs

When Frank and Val are on the way to Budapest and the GPS says "wrong direction", they leave a two-lane road, not a six-lane highway, as it is on the GPS's screen. See more »

Quotes

Valentina: The sea is so restful. Is lunch ready yet.
Inspector Tarconi: Mademoiselle, there is a certain progression to things. In order to eat the lunch, you first have to catch a lunch.
Frank Martin: And if we keep talking instead of concentrating, we're gonna catch nothing.
Valentina: I have better idea. Why don't we skip catching of lunch and go right to eating of lunch? I know wonderful place just up coast from here, where they make fish stew. Incredible. They use tomatoes and onions, a little amount of lavender.
Frank Martin: What kind of wine?
Valentina: Pink, from...
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References The Apprentice (2004) See more »

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Set It on Fire
Written by Eve (as Eve Jeffers) / Frankie Storm / Lamont Coleman / Pierre-Alexandre Busson / Alexandre Azaria
Performed by Eve
(p) 2008 EuropaCorp
(c) EuropaCorp Music Publishing
UW Infini & All you need is songs / Blondie Rockwell (ASCAP), Dabney Music Publishing Sony/ATV (BMI),
Yawehimi Publishing Llc. (BMI)
Music produced and arranged by Yuksek
Yuksek appears with Courtesy of Uncivilized World
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Disappointed in the director
29 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved both Transporter and Transporter 2, and I couldn't wait until opening day of Transporter 3. I recruited a few of my friends and we made a girls' night outing to see it. My big disappointment was with the director's comic fast-frames in the fight sequences. Jason Statham moves so fluidly in fight sequences, that it's both beautiful and a turn-on to watch. However, with jerky camera movements and the ridiculous fast-forwarding, the elements of grace and power were lost. The director tried to substitute plenty of still moments with a shirtless Statham in an attempt to give us some eye candy, but none of this did Jason justice, nor was it a fitting substitute. Natalya Rudakova was much too young for him as a romantic interest (kind of creepy), and I was unconvinced by her cheesy accent and her character's incongruent language mastery. Her character went from describing gourmet delicacies in perfect English to saying "what means ____" (insert basic word).

I loved François Berléand again, and of course Jason put in another outstanding performance. Natalya could have been a fun character, without the bad accent and romantic twist to the plot.

Please give us a Transporter 4 more in line with the previous two films!!


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