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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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Jim Gaines ...
Inmate (as James Gaines)
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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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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$23,225,911 (USA) (4 February 2011)
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The snub-nose revolver that Driver (Dwayne Johnson) is shooting is a Ruger 2.5" barrel, Super Redhawk in .454 Casull, Cat.# KSRH-2454, Mod.# 5301. Killer (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) uses an H&K P30 with silencer, and a Glock without silencer. Cop (Billy Bob Thornton) uses a Glock. See more »

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The front of the Chevelle that Driver is driving is a 1970, but the rear is a 1971 or 1972. See more »

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Prison Guard: Turn around.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.41 (2010) See more »

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En Mi Viejo San Juan
Written by Noel Estrada
Performed by Javier Solís (as Javier Solis)
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Mexico) S.A. De C.V.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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It's about time!
25 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first movie our family went to in a long time, and it was so worth it! My boys said it was excellent.

The plot was simple enough, bad guy wants revenge for the murder of a loved one. In all honesty, it didn't seem to need a wide range of acting from Dwayne Johnson (aka, The Rock). I should rephrase that; it wasn't so much the dialog, but his mannerisms and facial expressions that said it all!

The movie wasn't just about revenge, it also looked into how he got to be the way he was... the way he was treated growing up. It talked about forgiveness & redemption.

I say it's about time The Rock (I will always know him as that!) got back to what he does best, Action/Adventure. Like The Rundown he did with Sean Scott.

All in All, I would give this movie a B++


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