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Sonny (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
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Markus
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Mia (as Jenna Dewan)
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Dave Hall
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Petey
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Valerie
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Russell
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Roth
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Joey
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Professor
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Frank
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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Setup (2011) is the first film to star both Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Bruce Willis, with Fire with Fire (2012) being the second and The Prince (2014) being the third. See more »

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The whole movie looks to take place the middle of winter, not spring or fall. Yet when mob boss Biggs is talking to Tony (not credited) while they are drowning the Russian, they talked about the game and balls and strikes. While it can get cold at the beginning of baseball season and the end, the movie was obviously set in dead winter, when no baseball is being played. See more »

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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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Oh dear...
12 September 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

OK, so I didn't have particularly high expectations for this, and I'm not going to bother emphasising Curtis Jackson's flat performance, since it's likely you've seen how "expressive" this guy is in everything else he's ever done, as it is, if I know he's in a movie, I already have a pretty good clue that he won't be the highlight.

So what else have we got? Ryan Phillippe, and Bruce Willis... OK, Bruce pulls out a reasonable performance, but he really doesn't have much to work with, due to a muddled, thin script.

So of course the same difficulties apply to Ryan Phillippe, however, since he has a much larger part in this it's difficult to see that his performance is OK, and really he's let down by the poor script.

Well, look, Curtis Jackson, I'm not sure why this guy wants to be an actor, for the moment he'll have to keep wanting, because he hasn't pulled anything out the sack with this one. It's not that his performance is dreadful, it's just ... empty, and he really isn't bringing any soul to his character, and I've got to say, I really hope he gets better than this, because I know he's going to keep trying.

Anyway, if you watch this, brush the sick off yourself and go watch Way of the Gun so you can forgive Ryan Phillippe.

In summary even casting a lead that could act probably wouldn't have save this shoddy script, but there's a few good moments that will entertain.


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