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The Carrier (I) (2014)
"The Bag Man" (original title)

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A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

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Storyline

A professional shooter gets a new job from his boss. The job is simple to bring him a bag without opening it. But everyone on this town wants that bag. So Jack has to protect the bag and try to carry out his mission. In this city he will meet a lot of people and he will seduced by mysterious woman. Written by Chris Zoumpos

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The cat's in the bag.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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20 March 2014 (Republic of Macedonia)  »

Also Known As:

Motel  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,231 (USA) (28 February 2014)

Gross:

$48,817 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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Trivia

The paintings of Robert DeNiro Sr. (the actor's father) are shown at the end of the film, as Dragna walks around and explains his plan to Rivka. See more »

Goofs

When John Cusack is speaking to the agent, the chain is on the door, then disappears and then reappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack: You want to tell me what this is all about? I mean, if you want me to protect this, don't you want me to know what it is?
Dragna: No, I don't.
Jack: Okay. Can I ask you a question?
Dragna: Go ahead.
Jack: In all due respect, why don't you just hire FedEx?
Dragna: Because I'm hiring you, Jack.
Jack: So, you want me to pick up this bag and bring it to you, and that's it?
Dragna: I want to pay you an exorbitant amount of money to get the bag and bring it to me.
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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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I Got Loaded
Written by Camille Bob
Performed by Lil' Bob & The Lollipops
Courtesy of La Louisianne Records
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Dark and Gritty
13 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like films like Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs than you'll love the Bag Man. Really good neo noir film with dark humor and a gritty, hip, edgy factor. John Cusack is great as "Jack" the hit-man assigned by Robert De Niro to look after a mysterious bag with unknown contents. Most of the film takes place at a seedy motel that's the perfect setting for an offbeat crime thriller like this. Very cool, and a lot of fun. Also, look for Rebecca Da Costa the film's mysterious heroine to become a big star. She's not only stunning, but also a very good actress. As a big fan of the mysterious Tarantino-esque films, I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fun flick.


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