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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:
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Yann Sundberg ...
David Kammenos ...
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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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This time, the rules are the same. Except one. See more »

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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Did You Know?


Olivier Megaton's first feature film in six years. In between this and La sirène rouge (2002), he directed numerous ads, music videos, documentaries and short films, as well as being the second unit director on Hitman (2007). See more »


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 »


Inspector Tarconi: I'm afraid our day of leisure is cut short. There is a big mess in Marseilles - some madman driving an Audi at impossible speeds.
Frank Martin: Don't look at me.
Inspector Tarconi: That is the first place the chief told me to look. But I will tell him you have the perfect alibi. As usual.
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Hell Is Around the Corner
Written by Isaac Hayes / Tricky
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Doesn't Make the Grade
2 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I registered just to rate this movie. Jason Stratham is a great tough guy actor - so few of them left nowadays - but this 'Ukrainian' chick was REALLY bad. Of all the incredibly beautiful Slavic women out there, this freckled pain in the ass was the best they could do ??? I wanted to strangle her after the first ten minutes - when the movie crashed half way thru, I got up in relief. And as a romantic interest - more believable he would make out with a Martian. Maybe it wasn't her fault

  • hopefully in real life she doesn't endgender the same emotions as she

did in this movie ...

TransI was great, TransII was OK, this one was dogcrap. Stratham is bulked up, but like others have noted, the fight scene editing could have been much better, and the general flow of the movie left a lot to be desired. If they do a fourth one, I hope they get a better director and writers with a somewhat believable story. This one never made the grade.

One last thing - Stratham works as a toughguy hero just because he LOOKS like a regular bloke - albeit with a terminally bad attitude. But bulking up like he did in this movie is a mistake for his career - I understand WHY he did it - guy/actor gets older, wants to look superhard one last time, but it detracts from his personna. It's like trying to hard to be another Stallone or Arnie - too over the top with the physique. It's cartoonish IMO. Go back to being a regular guy and you'll be more appreciated.

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