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A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.

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Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who was bullying her at school and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. Written by Mujahid Khattak

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality. | See all certifications »

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27 November 2013 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,915,241 (USA) (29 November 2013)

Gross:

$19,783,777 (USA) (20 December 2013)
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The screenplay is an old project of the same Sylvester Stallone, written many years before, never realized, and then abandoned to the age of the actor, but brought back into fashion thanks to Jason Statham. See more »

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The shotgun Broker grabs appears to be a Benelli M4 12 gauge, a semi-auto shotgun (you can tell this by the way Broker loads it by pulling the charging handle on the side of the receiver). Yet every time Broker fires the shotgun you can hear the sound of someone racking the slide of a pump action shotgun. See more »

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[first lines]
'Danny T' Turrie: This will make me happy.
Jojo Turrie: How much should we cook?
'Danny T' Turrie: This batch will yield 30 pounds.
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It's a Jason Statham movie, what were you expecting?
16 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first glance most Jason Statham movies are pretty much about the same thing. Some quiet, keep to himself guy finds himself using exceptional fighting skills against the bad guys. Turns our he's usually the fastest gun, in this case fist in the west. This time Jason Statham is a retired-likely forced retired DEA agent who raising his daughter after his wife and her mother pass away. They move to a quiet town somewhere in Louisiana and settle in. When his daughter gets harassed by the local bully in school, she drop kicks him into another dimension--hey, she did warn him before she broke the fat tub of lard's nose. Next we meet his mother, a very loud, unrecognizable Kate Bosworth who disrespects both daughter and Statham. When she fails at intimidating him by having her husband try to assault him in the school parking lot-a one-two takedown by Statham, she enlists the help of local meth kingpin brother, James Franco. There is a back story in the beginning and some actual character development dealing with Statham's former life and an undercover cop. Frank Zito, who in my opinion is very under rated both as a character actor and villain in this case, steals the opening sequence as motorcycle gang leader bent on revenge. This movie has some exceptional fight scenes, explosions, and very intense show down between Franco and Statham that was actually pretty surprising and satisfying. This is a Jason Statham movie but a strong supporting cast of Franco and Zito steal the show as both small time and big time antagonists. Action fans will enjoy this latest blend of action and drama from the last true action star of this genre. At 100 minutes, its just long enough to hold your interest. Surprisingly, Statham's last few films have contained some human elements to their stories. While it's not going to win any major awards, this movie is sure to please action fans and others looking for a decent night out at the movies.


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