5.8/10
4,809
32 user 28 critic

Falcon Rising (2014)

Trailer
1:44 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

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

Director:

Writer:

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

Director: Ben Ramsey
Stars: Michael Jai White, Julian Sands, Eamonn Walker
Skin Trade (2014)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests, NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman
Android Cop (2014)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

In the year 2045, a L.A.P.D. detective and his new Android partner enter the Zone, which is a forbidden section of the city plagued with an unknown disease. Together, they discover the reason everyone is sick, and try to stop the illness.

Director: Mark Atkins
Stars: Michael Jai White, Kadeem Hardison, Randy Wayne
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers is sent to a Russian Jail on trumped-up drug charges.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi, Mika Hijii
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Four fighters with different backgrounds come together to train under an ex-MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other.

Director: Michael Jai White
Stars: Michael Jai White, Dean Geyer, Alex Meraz
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Boyka is back. This time he is fighting in the first ever inter-prison tournament with one knee.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir
Three Bullets (2009)
Short | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After the brutal murder of his partner, an undercover detective must recover a book of codes. Time is of the essence as the culprits ready to leave. Armed with only three bullets, he must ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Yuan
Stars: Michael Jai White, Bokeem Woodbine, Ron Yuan
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A training exercise for the LAPD SWAT Team goes terribly wrong when they find themselves pitted against two rival gangs while trapped in an abandoned Hangar, armed with nothing but blanks.

Director: Adamo P. Cultraro
Stars: Steve Austin, Michael Shanks, Michael Jai White
Undisputed (2002)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When heavyweight champion George 'Iceman' Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk
Pound of Flesh I (2015)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A man's heroic attempt to help a woman in distress ends up with him waking up the next day without a kidney and plotting his revenge.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, John Ralston, Aki Aleong
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

After finding his brother murdered after returning from duty, Webster searches for the perpetrators, but discovers a conspiracy that cuts deep inside the U.S. government.

Director: Kevin Carraway
Stars: Michael Jai White, Max Ryan, Steve Austin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Manny Ridley
...
John 'Falcon' Chapman
...
Carlo Bororo
...
Cindy Chapman
...
Tomoe
...
Hirimoto
...
Katarina Da' Silva
...
Nurse
...
Thiago Santo
...
Businessman
...
Yakuza Guard
...
Kuka
...
Businessman (as Eddie Valdes)
...
Maria
...
Police Officer
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 2014 (Kuwait)  »

Also Known As:

Favela  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$8,691 (USA) (5 September 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Jai White and Lateef Crowder also appeared in the short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010) although they did not share any scenes See more »

Goofs

During a lull in the gun battle in the favela, we see that Carlo's pistol has a "stovepipe" (fired brass has failed to eject and is stuck in the ejection port), rendering the pistol inoperable. He makes no move to clear the obvious malfunction. See more »

Quotes

Cindy Chapman: Are you taking your medicine?
Cindy Chapman: [John shows her the meds, she snatches the bottle and eats one] Mints, really John?
John 'Falcon' Chapman: Look, my prescription ran out and I don't like taking those things anyway, It makes my head all swimmy. Besides, you're always complaining about the shit that comes out of my mouth, At least now it's minty fresh.
See more »

Connections

References Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Apple
Written by Chase Lynn Frank
Performed by Chase Frank
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worth a watch
14 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having seen "Blood and Bone" I was interested to see MJW's latest outing, and with some minor reservations this movie is worth a look if the genre interests you. Its well shot, reasonable well acted throughout, with a good peppering of action sequences culminating in the standard "final battle". The fight scenes are well done, focusing on MJW's obvious skills without special effects or camera trickery. The plot moves along nicely, true its a little formulaic and maybe predicable, but name an action/revenge movie that is not....its more about the journey than the destination....hands up who wasn't sure if Liam Neeson would find his daughter in "Taken". The thing that impresses me the most is how good it it is considering the budget...$4.5 million, compare that to "The Expendables" $262 million...and it doesn't look cheap...think more "Transporter" than "Bourne".... ...now there's a thought MJW v Jason Stratham..


17 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is a Sequel in the works? donj73
Really surprised me!! Awesome movie for little expectations...MJW newFan davidwilliamrose38
Is this film based on a book? phoenixtranscendent
I would have bet a hundred bucks he was going to swallow the bullets. fred-schiller1
Avail on demand and ITunes now canike07
Discuss Falcon Rising (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?