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12 Rounds (2009)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  27 March 2009 (USA)
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Detective Danny Fisher discovers his girlfriend has been kidnapped by a ex-con tied to Fisher's past, and he'll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.

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Storyline

Uniformed New Orleans PD officer Danny Fisher earns his promotion to detective to his near-rather lucky, albeit brave, arrest of ruthless terrorist arms-dealer Miles Jackson, whose girlfriend Erica Kessen got accidentally killed during the dirty FBI-operation. Exactly a year later, Miles has escaped and blows up Danny's house as foretaste of a Herculean race to accomplish twelve near-impossible tasks against the clock, otherwise his kidnapped wife Molly will be killed. Yet at the end, another master-plan is suspected. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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27 March 2009 (USA)  »

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12 desafíos  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£326,804 (UK) (29 May 2009)

Gross:

£612,954 (UK) (5 June 2009)
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Trivia

John Cena explained in a interview plus on the commentary track on the DVD that he was looking to do another film after finishing The Marine (2006). This film was pitched to him by producer Josh McLaughlin and John became very interested. He continued that this movie was better than The Marine despite he enjoyed working that film and likes the movie. The main reason this movie because according to Cena was because this movie tells more of a emotional story and that the audience would have a strong connection to the characters. At the same time, the producers also wanted a non-stop PG-13 action film like The Marine. See more »

Goofs

During the streetcar chase, Danny uses his pistol to repeatedly shatter the car windshield before removing it and exiting, rather than simply climbing out of the door. See more »

Quotes

Det. Danny Fisher: I'm training the world's most dominant pug. He's going through a bulking phase.
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References Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (2007) See more »

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Danny Boy
Written by Frederick Edward Weatherly (as Frederick Weatherly), Harold Samuel
Courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes
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You'll be surprised
20 March 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

As you may or may not know John Cena's film '12 Rounds' was released in Australia on the 19th of March.

Just got home from seeing it and i have to say it was great. Good, solid movie all the way through. Having Renny Harlin as director obviously helped make this a much better effort than previous WWE films. Don't want to give away too much cause i really think people will actually like this movie and that they should go see it. Good cast

  • Brain J White was by far the stand out. But I have to say John's


performance was so much better this time around and you really can notice a difference between his acting ability in '12 Rounds' and 'The Marine'. He's not as tense and you can actually believe what he's saying. There are little tiny things (maybe like 2 moments in the film) that your like 'as if that could really happen' but the story keeps you too focused to really care.

If you like car chases, you'll like this. If you like John Cena, you'll like this. If you like a little Drama/Romance (Ladies?), you'll like this.

Go see it, I swear you'll be surprised.


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