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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mauricio Lopez ...
Jim Gaines ...
Inmate (as James Gaines)
TV Anchor
Sidney S. Liufau ...
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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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?


Before shooting this film, Maggie Grace had never driven a car with manual transmission and gear stick. See more »


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I'll be brief
20 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought The Rock had abandoned us for Disney movies until I went to an early screening of Faster hosted by our local Rock station.

No spoiler alert necessary because I'll keep this short. This movie is action packed from the opening scene but has two twist, one a whodunit, the other about a character's origin, not even hinted at in the previews.

The plot starts simply enough. The Rock walks or rather runs out of prison after 10 years and starts hunting down the guys responsible for killing his brother. Things get complicated when the cops (Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino) and a playboy-assassin (Oliver Cohen) and his girlfriend (Maggie Grace, LOST!) start hunting him. There are great supporting actors like Mike Epps, Moon Bloodgood and Mr. Eko from LOST along the way.

I enjoyed it, my wife enjoyed it and we are going with her family to see it again after Thanksgiving lunch.

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