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Elephant White (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Fantasy  |  17 May 2011 (USA)
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An assassin is hired by a businessman to avenge the murder of his daughter by white slave traders in Thailand.

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Curtie Church
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The Man with the Stopwatch
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Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul ...
Mae
Weeraprawat Wongpuapan ...
Boss Katha
Apichart Chusakul ...
Advisor Bhun (as Abhijati Jusakul)
Suteerush Channukool ...
Number Two
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Rajahdon
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In Bangkok, the assassin Curtie Church (Djimon Hounsou) is hired by a businessman to kill six men. Job done, the employer proposes another contract to Curtie to kill the lord of the traffickers that had addicted, prostituted and murdered his daughter. Curtie seeks out the Englishman Jimmy that is an arm dealer and he rents heavy weapons. Then Curtie provokes a war between gangs to eliminate the greatest number of white slave traders. Meanwhile, the young prostitute Mae meets Church and helps him to release other girls. When Mae vanishes, Curtie seeks her out and finds the truth about Mae. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong violence, language, sexual content, some nudity and drug material | See all certifications »

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When Curtie is talking to Mae, he pulls out a bag of .50 caliber rifle bullets and starts sharpening the tips of them with a file. While that looks very sinister, it is something a serious shooter would never do. A hand filed tip on a bullet could dramatically alter the flight path and make it highly inaccurate. A filed down bullet would also have a negative impact on the air pressure over the projectile and would compromise the expansion and/or overall penetration. It looked very cool, but a pro would never do that. See more »

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Curtie Church: We make our own luck.
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The theme of the movie makes it special!
9 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although it a common action/thriller movie with lots of shootings its the actual theme of the movie that makes it worth watching. Child prostitution! A theme that is very very rarely covered and yet makes, according to the end of the movie billions of dollars each year.

Taken is the only movie I can remember that also had this theme. Elephant White is not as good as Taken, its missing some elements, but the story goes a bit deeper. Bacon plays Bacon, as usual, just his English accent its kinda funny.

Altogether, like I said, worth watching, for those who like action movies and for those who won't be shocked or disturbed to see how harsh real life really can be and obviously is, for some children!


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What a piece of **** DoctorDrake
The shotgun attachment thebigdipper
What a crap! yuanx-ma
Sounds suspiciously close to the plot of 'Leon/The Professional' bricksnmortar82
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this movie could have been alright if it wasnt so poorly executed wiseman_ben
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