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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 There are odd things about Milton: his driver's license is out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he's being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant.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 <>

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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 Piper bandages Milton's injured eye, she puts a black handkerchief with skulls on it. Cage played the Marvel character "Ghost Rider", who has a flaming skull for a head, in Ghost Rider (2007) and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011). See more »


After Piper drives off from the diner and the Charger begins smoking, the needle on the speedometer drops to zero when the engine quits and she coasts to the side of the road. The speedometer is not controlled by the engine and would have still shown the speed. The tachometer would have dropped to zero when the engine quit running. 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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Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown down a speeding broken highway See more »


Referenced in The Prisoners Dilemma (2012) See more »


Raise a Little Hell
Written by Ra Maguire (as Ra McGuire) and Brian Smith
Performed by Trooper
Published by Sony/ATV Songs, Ranbach Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License From Universal Music Enterprises
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Basically a guilty pleasure, knew it would be a bad movie but didn't expect it to be so entertaining
26 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie really is one of those guilty pleasure types, where you know it's a bad movie but really enjoy watching it because of the crazy entertainment value. It also has a grindhouse feel to it as well, a very entertaining grindhouse type film. There is just certain elements in this movie that made it entertaining despite it having a bad script and not a very well crafted dialogue with one liners. When I first saw the trailer to this movie I already could tell it's going to be a bad movie, it looked like "Gone in Sixty Seconds" with a vengeance. The movie is ridiculous and absurd in so many levels, but for a movie like this that is one of the key factors why this movie is so enjoyable. Billy Burke is pretty good playing the cult leader but the most entertaining actor to watch in this movie is William Fichtner as The Accountant or the Devil's right hand man, he is great in this and I enjoyed every scene he was in. In fact I wouldn't mind seeing a prequel or a sequel to this movie where he is the main character. What I really enjoyed besides William Fichtner performance is the 3D effect, this is a movie that is well worth the extra cash to see it in 3D. The 3D is very well executed and used very well and added a lot to the entertainment factor. The sex scenes and nudity is very unique at times and kinda funny in others. Amber Heard is beautiful in this and hot, in fact I personally think the overrated Megan Fox has nothing on her when it comes to the level of hotness. Plus Amber Heard can act a bit better than Megan Fox, although she is pretty in other movies she is really beautiful in this. It's not a movie that should be taken seriously and it knows it's not going in a serious direction and does it well, with bunch of stuff that doesn't make any sense. If your looking for a good story you will be disappointed, but if your looking for a crazy and entertaining balls to the wall type of movie I recommend you see this.


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Stupid movie. Can't believe Hollywood makes kind of this crap ppsantos
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The movie that Quentin Tarantino's 'Death Proof' should have been. darksnapper99
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