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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ghost (as Tip 'T.I'. Harris)
Chief Detective Duncan


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

27 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bone Deep  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$57,744,720 (USA) (12 November 2010)

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In his annual appraisal of the year's top movies, author Stephen King called the armored car heist segment the best action sequence of 2010. See more »


(at around 1h 30 mins) When someone asks "Where is A.J.? Where is A.J.?", on the right side, a crew man is clearly visible (white socks, sports shoes, headphones and shorts). See more »


[first lines]
Eddie Hatcher: [to Welles] You look like shit, man.
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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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