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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
While showing Parker a mansion in Palm Beach, Leslie inquires if he's married, and Parker tells her that his wife passed away. While Parker could be lying as part of his alias, this could be a reference to the first Parker novel "The Hunter" where Parker's wife commits suicide after he returns from being betrayed and left for dead by his wife and partner. "The Hunter" was previously adapted in John Boorman's Point Blank with Lee Marvin and Brian Helgeland's Payback with Mel Gibson. See more »
After Parker take a stroll to Clendon's mansion and back to his apartment, he is wearing light gray suit with very light pink shirt, as he about to take off his watch the camera shoots once he's wearing dark suit like navy blue with white shirt, then he's wearing the gray suit again. See more »
[after Leslie buys a large cup of coffee]
Hey, you have a cupholder in your car, or you just keep that between your legs?
Well, it's large and black, Jake. Where do you think I like it?
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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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