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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
August Hardwicke (as Micah A. Hauptman)
Ohio State Fair Accounts Manager (as Carl Walker)


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

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To get away clean, you have to play dirty.


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Parkeris  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


As Lesley and Parker drive in the Bentley for the first time the upper side of Lesley's door is in dark blue/black leather, the next shot the leather is beige, the following shot its in dark blue black again. this change in color (different cars obviously) is seen in various scenes throughout the movie for example when Parker was pretending to read a newspaper when he was actually watching the main villain, and when he is driving with Lesley in another following shot it is in beige, however when he tells her to get out of the car the upholstery is in blue. See more »


Parker: I'd kill him while I had the chance.
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Roll Over Mozart
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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Statham Doing What He Does Best - Kick Ass
5 February 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Many people say the same things about Jason Statham, He's a typecast or he doesn't do anything different. Which is partly true, but he is good as an action star and in my opinion hes a better actor than what some say. I don't think he does get enough credit seeing how he got into movies almost by accident.

Anyways Parker has a good revenge/crime story its about a professional thief who lives by a simple code, don't steal from people who can't afford it and don't hurt people who don't deserve it. After a successful heist our man is left for dead by his partners. The movie has good action throughout. lots of hand to hand combat, and violent ones at that. It also has a better than usual cast and director for a statham action movie (Good villains + hot leading lady).

Overall, I got what I was expecting for $10 as a fan of Jason Statham and would recommend it for a good popcorn flick.


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