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Falcon Rising (2014)

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Chapman is an ex-marine in Brazil's slums, battling the yakuza outfit who attacked his sister and left her for dead.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomoe / Nurse
Gang Member 2
Arianna Benitez ...
Child Prostitute
Jonathan Cardenales Rolon ...
Cage Officer
José Caro ...
Dr. Christo
Ernesto Concepción ...


FAVELA, the first installment in the CODENAME: FALCON franchise, introduces former marine John "Falcon" Chapman, a dark anti-hero driven by guilt and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who will destroy himself unless given something else to destroy - a useful weapon-of-last-resort for the U.S. State Department. When Chapman's sister is brutally attacked while on assignment in Brazil, Chapman flies into Sao Paulo to track down her assailants, quickly entering the city's seedy underbelly and discovering a world of drugs, the sex trade, corrupt cops, and organized crime syndicates battling for control. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout, and some sexual references/content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 November 2014 (Kuwait)  »

Also Known As:

Favela  »

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Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,691, 5 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,691, 5 September 2014
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Micheal Jai White and Lateef Crawder have both appeared in the Undisputed franchise. See more »


(at around 39 mins) John gets the book from his sister Cindy and there are many pages missing. But moments later, the book is complete and nothing is missing. See more »


Manny Ridley: Where are you?
John 'Falcon' Chapman: At the dock. Porto de Rio, dock 9. Get the cops over here, tell them do not radio it in, Thiago is dirty.
Manny Ridley: Wait a second, what you gonna do til they get there?
John 'Falcon' Chapman: Taking the scenery.
Manny Ridley: I was afraid of that, Shit!
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References Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) See more »


Brazilian Rhythm
Performed and written by Pedro R. Bastidas (SACVEN)
Courtesy of Music Supervisor Inc.
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Michael Jai White makes the movie...
12 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Well, this enter the "you seen that before" category from the get go. There is nothing original about the plot. Ex Marine Falcon is out of the battlefield with post war trauma, the only thing he care for in this world is his sister. She get attacked and left for dead in Brazil and he goes after the people doing it.

The rest is your typical plot of any movies of that sub genra... BUT the main focus here is that this movie star Michael Jai White, the guy can be pretty impressive on screen. Not only does he has an intimidating presence and know how to act, but he fight really good too.

This is what makes the movie. Its true there is not as many fights as one would like, but when they happen, they are pretty good, and its really what i consider a very cool B action movie. If you like what veterans like Lundgren, Van Damme, Seagal or such do these days, you will love this one as its a bit above in my book. The thing is, MJW can fight, and its obvious the only reason why this movie does not shine more is the lack of fighting sequence for a plot development, which can't be seen badly either.

I had fun watching this, and i heard they plan it to be a series of movies, so i am interest to see what Falcon has in store next.

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