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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
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo ...
Brian Decaro ...
Rosalind Rubin ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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  »

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$12,232,937 (USA) (5 June 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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John Cena lashed out in the media at critics that he said he thought condemned the movie in their reviews simply because he is a wrestler. See more »


As the end credits begin to roll, and when we see cars stopped at a stop light, one car backs up out of the intersection and parks behind the white line as if the scene was filmed in reverse. 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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Followed by 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (2015) See more »


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Composed by Jim Johnston (as James A. Johnston)
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User Reviews

Really exciting
30 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie has a good idea and some really seat-gripping excitement. It reminds me of Die Hard with a Vengeance but even more exciting. The plot is good with enough twists to keep everyone's interests.

I have only one negative thing to say...and this is that I hate the type of camera work in this movie. It seems to be the latest rage in movies...to have jerky-action shots. Personally I think it looks amateurish and makes the watcher slightly nauseous. What a shame to do that to such an exciting film.

Even with that type of photography, I would still recommend this film and have done so. I had never seen any advertising for this film and would not have gone to see it had I not looked up a synopsis of it.

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