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Transporter 3 (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  26 November 2008 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Kobold ...
Yann Sundberg ...
David Kammenos ...
Driver Market
Thug / Driver
Timo Dierkes ...
Igor Koumpan ...
Cop Ukraine


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

The Transporter 3  »

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Box Office


€30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,063,452 (USA) (28 November 2008)


£2,446,717 (UK) (26 December 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


After kicking through his driver's window to retake his car, Frank drives off, but there is insufficient road noise to merit a missing window, Valentina's hair does not blow, and a car window is visible in the vehicle's reflection on the building. See more »


Valentina: Do you ever kiss like you mean it Frank? I'm thinking may be nice. I'm thinking you live alone. Inside and outside. I think it's not dying you're afraid of, it's a living. Live with me. just this once, just this moment, live with me...
[they kiss]
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User Reviews

Entertaining Action Movie
21 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I do not fully understand why this film has been so severely slated. As far as action films go it ticked all the boxes, plenty of guns, car stunts, good fights, romance and even some corny humour, and has a happy ending .........what do people expect ..........Sir Laurence Olivier doing bloody Hamlet?

If you have had a crap day at work, and want to watch a good action movie which is not demanding then this is very good "action" film, if you require something demanding then watch a good foreign film.

I had as much fun watching this as I do watching a James Bond or Jackie Chan film. 8/10

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