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Parker (2013)

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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.



(screenplay), (novel) (as Richard Stark)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ohio State Fair Security Guard Ben
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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 USA:

$7,008,222, 27 January 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Hackford tells in the DVD bonus, film commentary, that the heist sequence was shot half in Ohio and the other half in Louisiana, because the fire sequence could have never been made in the middle of a crowd, the actual Ohio feast, carnival. So he explained that they used extras for the fire sequence in Louisiana and used the actual crowd in Ohio, where no one among the mob could recognize the actors such as Statham - who was disguised as a priest - Chiklis and so on...So the audience watched, during one minute, several shots made one thousand miles in between. See more »


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 »


Leslie Rodgers: Are you crazy? You almost died! Well, you have a, a mangled hand, a broken rib!
Claire: Four this time.
Ascension: [under her breath] This is a real man.
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Featured in Parker: Broken Necks and Bloody Knuckles (2013) See more »


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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Too long and predictable, but no flop
12 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Of course, similar events - revenge after double-crossing - have been depicted several times and will definitely be depicted in the future as well - but it is the direction and choice of actors that counts. As for Parker, everything is at least okay with those: the director Taylor Hackford is an accredited creator and names like Jason Statham, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Lopez are certain signs of quality and non-boredom. They are pleasant to follow even in less interesting and less veracious scenes.

Well, the script is probably the weakest part of the movie: too much predictability, excessive sections (e.g. Parker-Claire, prolonging the duration to almost 2 hour 15 minutes) and trivial ending (unlike in movies by Guy Ritchie, for example).

Nevertheless, Parker is still an above-average A-movie, qualifying well for a sociable entertainment.

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