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Faster (2010)

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An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man.

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Cop
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Sidney S. Liufau ...
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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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Rated R for strong violence, some drug use and language | See all certifications »

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24 November 2010 (USA)  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,523,153 (USA) (28 November 2010)

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$23,240,020 (USA) (10 February 2011)
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For the fight scene in the club toilet, Dwayne Johnson spent two days learning "52 Blocks", a fighting style that originated in West Coast prisons. See more »

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When the killer is in a hotel, talking to Lily on the phone, you can see his iPhone several times. The line displaying the duration of the call never changes, showing 0:03 minutes the whole time. See more »

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Prison Guard: Turn around.
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Written by Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, Ron Asheton (as Ronald Asheton) and David Alexander
Performed by Iggy Pop
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records
By Arrangement with pigFACTORY USA LLC
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The real Rock is back in action
3 December 2010 | by (Memphis, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

(Synopsis) After serving 10 years in prison for bank robbery, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has only one mission in life, to avenge the murder of his older brother who was killed when they were double-crossed after the heist. Now a free man with the names and addresses in hand, there is nothing on earth that can stop him from killing all of them. However, two people are in the hunt to stop him, veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) only days from retiring, and a young hit man (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), both on Driver's trail. The race is on, and there can be only one winner.

(My Comment) The story is simple and straight to the point, Driver wants revenge. Driver gets out of prison after 10 years, and he starts hunting down the criminals who were responsible for killing his brother. However, things get complicated when a hit man comes after him. Not only does he have to avoid the cops, but now he is also a target. Physically, the Rock is imposing in this film, but he only speaks about 2 dozen words in the whole movie. The Rock does not have much dialog, but his tough mannerisms and cold blooded killer facial expressions are enough. Billy Bob Thornton's performance as the sleazy cop is excellent. If you want to see an action packed revenge flick, this is a good one to see. (CBS Films, Run Time 1:35, Rated R)(8/10)


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