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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
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 four 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--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.

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:

Паркер  »

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Parker is holding the chair to Hardwicke's brother's neck, he threatens to break his trachea. This is possibly a reference to one of Statham's previous movies, Safe (2012), where he breaks someone's trachea and says "I didn't know tracheas could break." See more »


After Parker steals clothing and items from the hotel room belonging to the hunters it is raining. The rain is obviously not real since it moves to cover up the entire frame as Parker is walking. Also the rain falls in an arc suggesting that it is not falling naturally. See more »


Parker: [Torturing man with a bar stool] If you don't tell me what I need to know, I'm gonna press down on this chair until it crushes your trachea. Trust me, it's agonizing. Plus, there's the posthumous humiliation of having been killed with a chair.
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Old Jack from Ohio
Written by Curt Sobel (BMI) and Gary Schreiner (ASCAP)
Performed by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
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Excellent action film with great photography
26 July 2013 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"Parker" (Jason Statham) is a thief with a code of ethics very particular robs only the rich. After an operation, is betrayed by his team and left for dead. Then decides to adopt a new identity, what is proposed, with the help of a beautiful woman (Jennifer Lopez), is to take the spoils and mourn his former partners have crossed his path

It is an entertaining film right and evasion, which positively remember that old action genre, where the story stood out more than the special effects. In "Parker", the script is not very original, but very well told and entertaining enough. One thing to be grateful for this film, is that unlike most of the current action genre in three aspects, there are few locations, few scenes full of explosive special effects and few night scenes, where poor lighting and the frantic rate of the camera deceives the viewer,

Another novelty in this film is the fact of seeing Jennifer Lopez in action films such as at the beginning.

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