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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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Manny Ridley
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John 'Falcon' Chapman
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Cindy Chapman
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Carlo Bororo
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Hirimoto
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Tomoe
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Nurse
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Katarina Da' Silva
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Thiago Santo
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Yakuza Guard
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Kuka
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Maria
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Businessman (as Eddie Valdes)
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Storyline

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

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27 November 2014 (Kuwait)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$8,691 (USA) (5 September 2014)

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$8,691 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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Trivia

It's mentioned in the film that Brazil has the largest Japanese population outside Japan. This is correct; there are an estimated 1.6million people of Japanese descent in Brazil, making up around 1% of the total population See more »

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Inside the dock warehouse, Falcon walks past the camera carrying a Glock pistol. A moment later he press-checks his pistol and it's now a Beretta 92. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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Raining Again
Written by Alberto Cohen
Produced by Beto Cohen
Performed by Betoko
Published by Associated Music International / SonyATV
Courtesy of Eliot M. Cohen
[Scene inside club Koronos]
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Meet the most under-used action hero in film..
9 September 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

In my IMDb review of Blood and Bone, I not only top-rated the film (a no-brainer) but pointed out that Michael Jai White was probably the most entertaining action star out there, with split-second moves and a friendly gravitas that lets him connect with the viewer.

That second part was clearly NOT a no-brainer, because, other than the IMDb faithful, no one else seems to have caught the hint.

Now, a few years later, director Ernie Barbarash, who seems to have had a penchant for working with Van Damme, finally made the smart choice.

For all intents and purposes, this could be White's long-awaited sequel to Blood and Bone. It is a slow-starter but frankly to see White in an action scene is well worth the wait. And the benefit of a slow start is that it builds. Not a lot of films today can claim that.

I will close this review with a challenge to anyone in Hollywood with ears to hear and eyes to see. White seems in peak condition but history tells us that he probably has only so many of these films in him before he goes the way of Seagal and starts wearing designer clothes based on tents. Somebody should notice this guy and let him start making the films he was meant to make.


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