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12 Rounds (2009)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Jackson
Molly Porter
George Aiken
Hank Carver
Ray Santiago
Dave Fisher (as Kyle Clements)
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo ...
Brian Decaro ...


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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Plot Keywords:

detective | terrorist | car | gun | game | See All (118) »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

12 desafíos  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,329,240 (USA) (27 March 2009)


£612,954 (UK) (5 June 2009)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Renny Harlin appears at least three times in the beginning of the movie. Also at the end of the film, Renny's voice can be heard over the radio in the helicopter that Miles Jackson tries to escape in. See more »


The Chevy Caprice taxi that Miles takes to the oil refinery is too old to be a taxi as regulations would prohibit a vehicle that old from being a taxi. See more »


Det. Danny Fisher: I'm training the world's most dominant pug. He's going through a bulking phase.
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Featured in WrestleMania XXVI (2010) See more »


Composed by Jim Johnston (as James A. Johnston)
Performed by Jim Johnston with Stevan Swann
Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertaiment, Inc.
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User Reviews

speed with a vengeance!
19 March 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

this very enjoyable action flick by renny harlin has opened in Australia with little fanfare. it a shame for it has all the ingeedance of a box office hit, good action,good plot,fast pace and a no brainer.

12 rounds moves at a hell of a pace which is great because if you think about it to long its just plain stupid.but it does, so you don't care well that is if you are a action junkie, and i guess you are or you would not be reading.

its good to see renny back on the big screen doing what he does best blowing stuff up.he made the better pirate movie in my option. so sit back relax put your mind in neutral and let the fun begin.

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