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Takers (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 27 August 2010 (USA)
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A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

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A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. Written by The Massie Twins

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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27 August 2010 (USA)  »

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Bone Deep  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,512,304 (USA) (27 August 2010)

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$57,744,720 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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The film was originally set in New York City, then retooled for San Francisco before the final decision was made to set it in Los Angeles. See more »

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Before the shootout at the hotel the shot of the sign is the Hotel Roosevelt but at the end the sign is the Roosevelt Hotel.. See more »

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[first lines]
Eddie Hatcher: [to Welles] You look like shit, man.
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Featured in Executing the Heist: The Making of 'Takers' (2011) See more »

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Empty Streets
Written and Performed by William Heid
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Parkour
8 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Actually, a sub-par heist movie, but entertaining enough. I found the first heist more enjoyable to watch than the second which held no surprises for me. The first pokes fun at local television crew types which the writers apparently find predictable, stupid and gullible.

The plot and characters are not memorable, but as I said entertaining. What really impressed me about the film was the use of Parkour by the Chris Brown character. They brought it down from the rooftops of Europe down to the busy streets of Los Angeles. This free running art was used to go through a subway station, a park, a commercial building and through moving traffic. To me Parkour is much more exciting than a car chase. The one unbelievable part was that the the two cops, played by Dillon and Hernandez, could keep up the chase without being trained in the art. It was not the best Parkour I have seen in a movie, but I applaud the effort and it made watching the film worth it and for a while suspenseful.


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