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Faster (2010)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  24 November 2010 (USA)
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An ex-con sets out to avenge his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. During his campaign, however, he's tracked by a veteran cop and an egocentric hit man.


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Mauricio Lopez ...
Jim Gaines ...
Inmate (as James Gaines)
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Kenny (as Sid S. Liufau)


A lone man, recently released from prison, seeks out the people from his past who he believes betrayed him. While he forces each to atone for their sins, he must also face what meting out vengeance will do to his immortal soul. Meanwhile, he's not the only one looking to settle old scores. Hired by the man responsible for the events which lead him to prison, an eccentric contract killer follows his every move. Scenes of them crossing paths, sometimes violently, are interspersed with the assassin's self-realizations of how to deal with struggles within his own life. As if old enemies & hired guns aren't enough, a young female detective begrudgingly works alongside a veteran investigator looking to simply survive his last two weeks on the force before retirement, as they seek out the brazen ex-con who has been blazing a path of gasoline-powered destruction in his vintage Chevelle. Written by StoutOfHeart

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Justice is swift. Vengeance is faster. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Venganza letal  »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,523,153 (USA) (26 November 2010)


£157,169 (UK) (25 March 2011)

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Did You Know?


Of the two screenwriter brothers, Tony Gayton is the one who came up with the initial idea, which corresponds to the film's first scene. See more »


When Killer is in his car staking out the old man's apartment, you hear the sound of him cocking his semi auto pistol, which takes two hands. As this takes place, you see him put the gun into his holster with one hand. See more »


[first lines]
Prison Guard: Turn around.
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References Punk'd (2003) See more »


Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
Written by Mickey Newbury
Performed by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This is not a Disney film, this is The Rock's best.
5 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was simply awesome, to put it in a few words. The Rock has been in some pretty terrible Disney films in the past, everyone thought he had sold out. This movie just proves, Dwayne Johnson, isn't a sell out. This was simply his best film yet. You know lots of people also thought, that a man from WWE who wanted to see if he could act, would not make it big. Well you were all wrong, he is a pretty descent actor, he is not terrible and not bad, he is excellent.

The movie storyline, is a revenge plot. After a bank robbery, Dwayne Johnson's character, "Driver", loses his brother in gang like activity, so he seeks his revenge on all those responsible, for his brothers death. In his way is Billy Bob Thorton, a cop looking to put Driver down.

I love that in the movie there are really no full names, Dwayne's character, is named only Driver. Billy Bob Throton's character is only titled as "Cop". I thought this movie was well thought out, well designed, and well acted. I honestly had thought this film was just a movie that you see once, and probably don't see it again, but, I probably will get this movie on blu ray when it is released on blu ray and DVD. So this movie is a 9 out of 10 for me.

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