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Setup (2011)

A group of friends become involved in a potentially deadly diamond heist.

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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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Russell
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Roth
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Joey
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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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Action | Crime | Drama

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

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13 October 2011 (Russia)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,128,186, 31 December 2011
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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. While they share scenes together in this film, they do not share scenes together in Fire with Fire or The Prince. See more »

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When they begin to put Petey into the trunk, the tail lights are off. During the close up, the tail lights are on. Then during the far shot of the closing of the trunk, the tail lights are on. 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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References Mister Magoo (1960) See more »

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Remembered
Performed by BBoss and Class
Written by Ben Varadi, Ben Dermer and Adrian Weekes
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Diamond heist goes bad - so goes this movie
11 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Maybe the second half of this movie gets better. I don't know because I couldn't stand watching any more than I did. I forgave the cheesy film look, figuring it was intended to be part of the look and feel of calibre of these characters - low grade hoodlums and unprofessional professionals. The sequencing of events is clumsy. The believability of what each of the characters is doing is way low. How one of the mob guys shoots himself in the head while waiting for "a bag" (was it pot? big deal!) is highly questionable. That the diamond guy ("hit man") finds our protagonist so easily, then tells him he's got a week (a week!?) to make good...well it was about there I began to consider to quitting this movie. How did they get Bruce Willis to sign on? Willis as the "mob boss" was...well, what can I say. His smirk just didn't convey Godfather. This movie is not worth watching.


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