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Parker (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  25 January 2013 (USA)
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A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

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Storyline

Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor and hurt innocent people. He is asked to join 4 other guys on a job. They pull it off flawlessly. They tell Parker that what they got can help them set up another job which will net them much more. But Parker doesn't want to join them and asks for his share. But they need it all so they try to kill him. They dispose of his body but someone finds him and he is still alive and takes him to the hospital. After recovering he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes. Despite being told that they are working for a known mobster which he was not aware of, he still wants to go after them. He learns where they are and poses as a wealthy Texan looking to buy a house. So he hires a real estate agent, Leslie Rogers to show him around. He is actually trying to find out where they're holed up. And when he finds it, he sets out on his plan to get them. But when they learn he is alive, ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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To get away clean, you have to play dirty.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, language throughout and brief sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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25 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,008,222 (USA) (25 January 2013)

Gross:

$17,609,982 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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Trivia

Parker calls his girlfriend and her phone displays a caller ID of (504) 723-2343, which, when Googled, is the phone number of a Louisiana film crew person with the last name of Parker (who doesn't appear to have worked on this movie). See more »

Goofs

When the driver is shot in the right ear (blood everywhere) at about 17:20, the car goes out of control. When the car veers around the tree and goes skidding on two tires (about 17:38), we see the driver's right ear (17:39) - it is now uninjured. See more »

Quotes

Leslie Rodgers: Do you ever feel bad about what you do?
Parker: Everyone steals, Leslie. Some people admit it to themselves, some don't. It's what human beings do. That's why we invented locks.
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Soundtracks

Calliope and Carousel Music
Written by Curt Sobel (BMI) and Gary Schreiner (ASCAP)
Performed by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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An excellent down to Earth thriller!
18 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With out giving much away, I have to really praise this movie. The film accomplishes creating a down to Earth thriller with the dramatic ups and downs of a well written story.

In today's movie world, most movies create thrill by just using special effects that show cars being blown away, chases, and gun battles. Special effects are fine and thrilling, but a movie created by computer effects is devoid of real creativity.

In Parker however, the thrills come from the characters' interactions and situations. Now, you really need imagination and creativity in order to accomplish such level of reality.

The film presents the two main characters in a very realistic way. Furthermore, the female lead played by Jennifer Lopez, is played to perfection.

It is very sad to observe that this film did not get proper distribution here in New York City. Originally, the movie was going to be shown at several AMC Theaters including the Lincoln Square 13. While it did play in several AMC Houses, it never played the Lincoln Square 13. The Lincoln Square 13 seems to be the AMC Flagship here in NYC.

In my opinion, the fact that this movie did not played in that house hurt the movie at the box office.

All-in-all, I hope there is a sequel to Parker with the same actors playing the lead roles. I also will like to see the sequel promoted and distributed more efficiently.


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