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Drive Angry (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy  |  25 February 2011 (USA)
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A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.


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John Milton is up against the clock: Jonah King, the leader of a Satanic cult, has murdered Milton's daughter and kidnapped her baby. In three days, King and his followers will sacrifice the child at midnight. Milton picks up the trail in Oklahoma as well as rescuing a waitress named Piper from her brutal, two-timing fiancé. There are odd things about Milton: his driver's license is out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he's being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant. Piper, who's lived a life on the sidelines, has to piece things together on the fly as they close in on King. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One hell of a ride.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, grisly images, some graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drive Angry 3D  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£651,344 (UK) (25 February 2011)


$10,706,786 (USA) (15 April 2011)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Milton and Piper are driving down the road, they run over a dead snake. This is a foreshadowing to symbolize good overcoming evil (snake=serpent=devil). See more »


When The Accountant is driving the hydrogen truck, the truck is incorrectly labeled with a UN hazardous materials placard bearing the number 1075. 1075 is the UN number for liquid propane, not hydrogen. See more »


[first lines]
The Accountant: Since the birth of time, humanity has endeavored to restrain evil men in prisons. But since Cain fled the murder of his brother, evil men have fled the walls of punishment. So, it doesn't matter if you're a bad-ass motherfucker on the run, because you think you're better than everyone else, and somehow entitled to do what you gotta do. No. Because you see bad-ass motherfuckers are never fast enough. In the end, they will all be accounted for.
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The end credits are shown down a speeding broken highway See more »


References The Terminator (1984) See more »


Written by Desmond Child, Holly Knight, James A. Michael, Andrea Remanda (as Andrea Natalie Marie Remanda)
Arranged by Michael Wandmacher
Performed by Mark Campbell
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing America Inc o/b/o Remandamusic (ASCAP) / Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. o/b/o Knight Life Music, Ruminating Music and Primary Wave Knight (ASCAP) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp o/b/o itself and Little Big Guy Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Electroganic Music
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Straight forward action movie with cliché one-liners, explosions and muscle cars
15 February 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Let me first state that i don't really like Nicholas Cage. However in this movie it really didn't bother me all that much. So even if you're like me and don't like Cage you can still see this movie. ;-) On to the movie itself. It's a rather straight forward action movie with a bad-ass good-guy who chases a bad guy with and his supporters. Milton (Cage) has some history with the baddie and on his way to get to him he uses guns, big explosions and prefers travel by classic American muscle car. While doing so he picks up a hot chick (Heard) to accompany him on the road. That's basically it.

The reason i still give it a 7 out of 10 is that the action is pretty nice, most of the special effects are good and the story, although limited, moves along at a steady pace so you won't get bored. Fichtner's side character is also quite cool. The things a don't like about the film are some cliché dialogs with silly one-liners and the feeling that the makers aim for cult status. Too bad the movie isn't good enough for it, but if you hear a title like 'Drive Angry' you expect a simple action movie and that's exactly what you get. Always nice from time to time.

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Was this an intentional comedy? lunamuna
The chick looks like a sexy hot cool version of Kristen Stewart anbu-black-ops
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Stupid movie. Can't believe Hollywood makes kind of this crap ppsantos
So in the End, he goes back to hell, and she is *beep* mawo333
The movie that Quentin Tarantino's 'Death Proof' should have been. darksnapper99
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