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The Raid 2 -- Immediately following the events of the original, Officer Rama is pressured to join an anti-corruption task force to guarantee protection for his wife and child. His mission is to get close to a new mob boss, Bangun, by befriending his incarcerated son, Uco. Rama must hunt for information linking Bangun with corruption in the Jakarta Police Department while pursuing a dangerous and personal vendetta that threatens to consume him and bring his mission -- and the organized crime syndicate -- down around him.
The Raid 2 -- Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.
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The Raid 2 -- Watch the first trailer for the sequel to The Raid, which picks up soon after the events of the first movie.
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Writer:
Gareth Evans (written by)
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Release Date:
11 April 2014 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's Not Over Yet
Plot:
Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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The most highly anticipated film of my life, and it actually met those expectations See more (249 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Iko Uwais ... Rama

Arifin Putra ... Uco

Tio Pakusodewo ... Bangun

Oka Antara ... Eka

Alex Abbad ... Bejo
Cecep Arif Rahman ... The Assassin

Julie Estelle ... Alicia 'Hammer Girl'
Very Tri Yulisman ... Baseball Bat Man
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Keichi (as Ryuhei Matsuda)
Ken'ichi Endô ... Hideaki Goto (as Kenichi Endo)

Kazuki Kitamura ... Ryuichi

Yayan Ruhian ... Prakoso
Cok Simbara ... Bunawar
Roy Marten ... Reza
Epy Kusnandar ... Topan
Zack Lee ... Benny
Deddy Sutomo ... Mediator
Marsha Timothy ... Dwi

Donny Alamsyah ... Andi
Mike Lucock ... Johnny
Henky Solaiman ... Father
Haryadi Anwar ... Prison Warden
Pong Harjatmo ... Commissioner
Aditya Antika ... Joanna
Patria Sandya Mustika ... Karaoke Girl #2
Tegar Satrya ... Bowo
Fikha Effendi ... Isa
Thomas Nawilis ... Accountant
Mulyadi Marlon ... Bunawar's Men
Hari Pratama Lubis ... Bunawar's Men
Suwardi ... Bunawar's Men
Ardani ... Police Precinct Cop #1
Ferouz Ahmad Fero ... Police Precinct Cop #2
Warsono ... Police Precinct Cop #3
Simon Pitta ... Police Precinct Cop #4
Raffa Putra R. ... Angga
M. Thahir Alrafi ... Baby Angga
Kenny Mayang Sari ... Receptionist
Nabil Alata ... Bangun's Men
Makmur Effendi ... Bangun's Men
M. Bagus ... Bangun's Men
Suradi Tanadi ... Goto's Men
M. Henry Sulaeman ... Dadit
Ardi ... Joki
Herlina ... Junkie 1
Muhammad Rizky ... Junkie 2 (as M. Rizky)
Cheppy Haryadi ... Eka's Guard
Aira Sondang ... Eka's Guard
Raja Khalid ... Security
Edi Tambudho ... Prakoso's Target
Dicky Syahputra ... Baseball Bat Man's Target
Thamrin Sutra ... Informant
Ferdian Ariyadi ... Sugar Cane Target
Saifan Nur ... Taxi Driver
Kusyantono ... Windscreen Guy
Adi Ariyono ... Driver
M. Anom Perkasa ... Shooter
Kristian Agung ... Car Fighter
Safaringga ... Car Fighter
Yolla Primadona Jampil ... Car Fighter
Zuli Silawanto ... Car Fighter
Asep Haerudin ... Parked Car Man
Fihrin Jerry ... Forensics
Fajar ... Washroom Attendant
Alain O. ... Wahyu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kho Michael ... Club Fighter

Directed by
Gareth Evans 
 
Writing credits
Gareth Evans (written by)

Produced by
Rangga Maya Barack-Evans .... executive producer
Nate Bolotin .... producer
Todd Brown .... executive producer
Irwan D. Mussry .... executive producer
Ario Sagantoro .... producer
Nick Spicer .... executive producer
Aram Tertzakian .... producer
 
Original Music by
Aria Prayogi 
Joseph Trapanese 
Fajar Yuskemal 
 
Cinematography by
Matt Flannery 
Dimas Imam Subhono 
 
Film Editing by
Gareth Evans 
 
Makeup Department
Kumalasari Tanara .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Danielle Dupre .... assistant re-recording mixer
Sean England .... foley artist
Kim Foscato .... sound effects editor
Ryan J. Frias .... digital editorial services
Jonathan Greber .... supervising sound editor
Scott Levine .... digital editorial services
Zach Martin .... sound re-recording mixer
Charlotte Moore .... Skywalker Sound: bidding & scheduling
Al Nelson .... sound designer
David Peifer .... digital editorial services
Aria Prayogi .... dialogue editor
Aria Prayogi .... sound designer
Aria Prayogi .... sound effects editor
Brandon Proctor .... sound designer
Brandon Proctor .... sound re-recording mixer
Ichsan Rachmaditta .... sound recordist
Corey Tyler .... foley mixer
Doug Winningham .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Didik Juwandi A. .... visual effects (visual effects)
 
Stunts
Bruce Law .... car stunts coordinator
Yee Man Law .... assistant car stunt coordinator
Mike Leeder .... stunts
Yayan Ruhian .... fight choreographer
Larnell Stovall .... guest fight choreographer
Iko Uwais .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Danu Prasd .... d.i.t. tech
 
Editorial Department
Adi Supriadi .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Jason Lazarus .... additional music arranger and technical score engineer
Jason Lazarus .... additional music arranger
Jason Lazarus .... score technical engineer
Colleen M. Lutz .... score mixing assistant
Satoshi Mark Noguchi .... music scoring mixer
Brian Parkhurst .... assistant to composers
 
Other crew
Ardiansyah Bahar .... medic
Daniel A. Mondschain .... production executive
Hesti Purwaningsih .... production coordinator
Bonnie Wiryani .... Mandarin translator/ Intern
 
Thanks
Mike Sherman .... special thanks
M.J. Simpson .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Raid 2: Berandal" - Indonesia (original title)
"The Raid: Retaliation" - International (English title) (alternative title)
"The Raid: Gokudo" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence throughout, sexuality and language
Runtime:
150 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to director Gareth Evans, if The Raid 2 is two hours after The Raid finished, The Raid 3 will starts three hours before The Raid 2 finishes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Eka first calls Rama when he's still in his suite, the name appears on his phone in all caps. However, when he calls Rama later on when he's catching up with him in his car, only the first letter of his name is capitalized.See more »
Quotes:
Bejo:[Firsts Lines] It's a question of ambition, really. Let me rephrase that. It's a matter of limitation. And the importance of knowing yours.See more »
Soundtrack:
13 Ghosts IISee more »

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Will Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park do the score again?
Is that Mad Dog in the trailer?
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277 out of 312 people found the following review useful.
The most highly anticipated film of my life, and it actually met those expectations, 28 March 2014
Author: ebossert from United States

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) (Indonesian Action).

Viewed on March 28th at the Regal E-Walk cinema in the heart of New York City.

After surviving the apartment building raid, Iko Uwais goes undercover to take down an Indonesian crime syndicate that is feuding with an invasive Japanese yakuza clan in Jakarta. Things get out of control and everything goes to hell. That's the plot in a nutshell.

The fighting is the main draw of this film. Martial arts films are frequently under-appreciated because critics tend to downplay the artistry of orchestrating a fight sequence. In some ways it's like staging a complex dance with extremely difficult performances by physical talents who have spent their entire lives perfecting their craft. In many cases it can be even more challenging than executing a good dramatic moment. With that said, "The Raid 2" is an exquisite ballet of death with an incredible variety of expertly crafted action sequences that have a grounded, realistic feel to them. It's hard to describe, but despite the insane action there's very little outrageousness present. The choreography here is some of the best ever put on film.

There is no question that Uwais is currently the premiere martial arts star, and there is certainly no question that Gareth Evans is the greatest action director on the planet. This man is a genius in terms of visually expressing action through vivid, mind-blowing camera-work. This guy never directed a car chase sequence in his life, and yet his very first attempt is impressive. I did notice a bit more shaky cam in this film when compared to its predecessor, but one can see everything so it's not a problem. Evans is also a pro to create a crescendo of action where every fight seems to outdo the one before it. This generates an absolutely thrilling final hour that will go down in history.

The gory violence of "The Raid 2" is a big "screw you" to PG-13 action movies. Some critics are already whining about the graphic bloodletting, but these are the same guys who hand out 90% approval ratings to movies with incompetent action and no edge – *cough* "The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire" (2013) *cough*. The gore in "The Raid 2" isn't just randomly thrown in either. It's a logical consequence of the situation and characters, and it is applied in very creative ways. I have heard that Evans was only coerced to cut a few "frames" due to the MPAA review, but I have no idea which frames those were because the now infamous shotgun kill is present in its full, unadulterated glory.

The $4.5 million budget is an even bigger "screw you" to mega budget Hollywood blockbusters. "The Raid 2" has more thrilling action than every $100+ million superhero movie I've ever seen . . . at less than 4.5% of the cost. It's almost unbelievable what these guys can do with a limited budget.

Given the exceptional quality of the action, the 148-minute runtime puts some pressure on the story to maintain its momentum between the violence. The first "Raid" received much criticism that asserted a generic story and undeveloped characters, but I felt that it nevertheless established a "feel" for the characters without the need for long-winded exposition. That "feel" can add quite a bit to an action film. "The Raid 2" spends more time setting up its premise, which results in some genuine plot and character development. It attempts to do this by taking a generic gangster template and infusing it with a sprawling crime saga that implements many characters. This is essentially a "chess board" setup where numerous pieces are first put into place, allowing for many possible confrontations. The viewer is therefore able to relish the moment when a particular piece attacks and takes down another, revealing the actual outcome amidst the countless possibilities.

I really liked some of the supporting characters in this, and actually felt a bit sad when they died (even some of the villains!). I am a bit disappointed that both "Hammer Girl" and Baseball Bat Man" are only given a few scenes, but they are certainly memorable. I really liked that brief moment where Hammer Girl picked up her hammers on the bar shelf. It was slightly child-like and innocent, like she was going out to play with friends. This brief, split-second moment can communicate a lot about her character.

I suppose it helps to already be a fan of the actors and actresses here, since there are a number of familiar faces from both Indonesian and Japanese film industries. Needless to say, the performances are top notch. The Japanese actors have their little moments, but they could have been given more to do in this. Maybe "The Raid 3" will give them more time in the spotlight.

Overall, "The Raid 2" is a very satisfying action film that justifies its hype after just one viewing. It's simply spectacular.

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