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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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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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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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£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 »

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Danny is running on foot and by simply cutting through houses and backyards he is able to cross the path of the same speeding car several times. Unless the speeding car is doubling back on itself over and over again, this feat is totally impossible. See more »

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Det. Danny Fisher: I'm training the world's most dominant pug. He's going through a bulking phase.
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Feel You
Written by Jonas Genberg
Performed by Crumbland
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o Warner Chappell Music Finland
Courtesy of Terra Recordings
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The Little Action Movie That Couldn't
21 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie proves that John Cena has taken one too many hits to the head if he thought this would help establish him as an actress. Renny Harlin continues to disappoint with his movies. I found this movie boring, predictable and a combination rip off of well known action movies. Miles couldn't decide of he wanted to sound Irish or American. Sad for someone from Ireland. If our FBI is as incompetent as portrayed in this movie, we are in serious trouble. There was plenty of action, just no suspense in the action. John Cena should stick with Ghosthunters Live. There are more thrills there than in this movie. It was convenient how the bad guy could escape prison and it not be reported to the man that put him there and even more remarkable that he had the access to try to pull off his little heist. The only thing of value in this movie was the way events had to happen to make the bad guys plan successful. Too bad it was so poorly tied together. It was like watching a bad Scooby Doo episode. Scooby Doo tells the stories better.


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