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District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
"Banlieue 13: Ultimatum" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  18 February 2009 (France)
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Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

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Johnny Amaro ...
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Pascal D'Amato ...
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Guy Amram ...
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Pascal Aubert ...
Le Chef De Poste
Jean-Gilles Barbier ...
Le commandant de police
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After a successful mission against drug lords, the efficient Captain Damien Tomaso is framed at home with three kilograms of heroin planted by the police in his kitchen and he is arrested. Meanwhile a group of teenagers film the action of dirty agents led by Roland from the security agency executing policemen in their car and then leaving the car with the corpses in the 13th District to blame the gangs and begin a civil war. Behind these events, the corrupt chief of the security agency Walter Gassman had received a huge amount as kickback from the constructor Harriburton that has interest to construct buildings in the poor area and uses the situation to force the President of France to authorize to nuke five towers in the district. The teenager with the film is hunted by the police but he delivers the memory card to Leito meanwhile Damien calls him from the precinct asking for help. The friends team-up with five dangerous bosses to gather evidences to prove to the president that ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

€12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,870 (USA) (5 February 2010)

Gross:

$36,039 (USA) (26 March 2010)
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Trivia

The film is set in 2016 but many have mistranslated details from the first filn and believe it to be 2013. In the first film the opening script says that social issues forced the goverment to agree to build the wall around District 13 in 2010, a camera shot of the wall in the opening credits show "completed 2010" in French. Then it says "three years later" and the film starts, meaning District 13 is set in 2013 and District 13: Unltimatum is 2016, three years after the events of the first film. See more »

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When Leito shows Damien the memory card containing the video of DISS agents killing the two cops, you can see that the card is actually just an empty micro SD to SD card adapter. See more »

Quotes

Leïto: What are you doing?
Capt. Damien Tomaso: Thinking.
Leïto: I don't like it when you think.
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The final scene actually takes place 2 minutes and 15 seconds into the end credits. See more »

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Cool moves, not much substance
15 November 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Jackie Chan has grown old, as has the Kung Fu craze, it is time for the French to show their talents in Parkeur and martial arts. The story itself doesn't make much sense, but the moves are simply great.

I have seen Banlieue 13 a long time ago and liked it for the action movie that it was, and this sequel was at least as packed with acrobatics, however I think it missed some of the feel of the first.

Bottom line: Hard to say anything more about the movie. Just watch it if you like action.

If this film doesn't make you want to go to the gym for at least 5 minutes, then I don't know what will :)


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