Setup (I) (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  13 October 2011 (Russia)
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A group of friends become involved in a potentially deadly diamond heist.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonny (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
Rory Markham ...
Mia (as Jenna Dewan)
Dave Hall


A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back what is rightfully his. When he finally comes face to face with his longtime friend he will be forced to make a life changing choice. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 October 2011 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Set Up  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bruce Willis plays in this movie with Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. He also played in Expendables 2 with Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger. 50 Cent also acted alongside Sly & The Governator in Lockup. See more »


During the fight between the two prisoners, one prisoner is wearing red jail house outfit then seen wearing a blue jail house outfit. See more »


[first lines]
Sonny: When I was younger I wanted to be a priest. I was going into the battle to save men's souls from the evil of the world. But as I got older, I saw the world for what it really was. It wasn't so much who I was going to save, but what was going to save the world from me.
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References Duck Hunt (1984) See more »


Performed by BBoss and Class
Written by Ben Varadi, Ben Dermer and Adrian Weekes
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A formulaic screenplay with boring plot development
11 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Barely interesting since this scenario already have been used thousand times. A heist, then betrayal (a necessary twist, without it the storyline simply wouldn't take off), then the guy who was betrayed and gun down miraculously survived, then seeking revenge, then the party that has been robbed sending out pros to seek out the robbers....then another 3rd party suddenly budged in, then things getting complicated (this we usually call a twist in the plot), then blah, blah, and blah. You know it and I know it where this story would end, you don't need me to show the direction, do you? The performance of Bruce Willis is so 1-dimensional stereotyped without any feeling like watching a dead fish pretends to be a human being. His acting is so pretentious with limited emotions and passions, without even trying to break some new ground for his later day acting transcendence or enhancement. There are more better senior actors to play this role but the casting agency seemed still believe this guy got some box office attraction. Believe you me, dude, he's not, because he can only play the same dead fish like character in different titled movies.

The other two young actors indeed tried very hard to play the roles but since the screenplay is so formulaic and so predictable, they are just two very uninteresting characters in a very boring predictable movie. The only thing that needs to be recommended to these two younger actors is that they have shown been working out daily, so the long chase in the busy business area didn't show any fatigue or heavy breaths in the end. Obviously, the chase have been shot and edited together scene by scene, so they could still look so tireless.

This is a very predictable and very forgettable old movie with a new title and different actors. Did you ever try to drink a lukewarm water?

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