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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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How far would you go to protect your home?

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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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Winona Ryder said she accepted the part as it allowed her to explore something new: "What's creepy is that she's sober and she's running this drug operation with James Franco's character, and to me it's the epitome of evil, in a weird way. If it's possible to be a victim and be diabolical at the same time, I had never explored that. There was also a slightly campy, arm-candy element to her that appealed to me. She's such a complete chich. She's what you think of when you hear the words 'biker chick'". 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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'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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Statham Rocks!
1 April 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Alright, 'Homefront' may not offer a strong premise or a power-packed Script, but what it has, is, Jason Statham. The Action-Star rocks in his portrayal of a hero, who defeats each & every snob out there & refuses to lose, ever.

'Homefront' Synopsis: A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth drug-lord.

Stallone's Screenplay isn't wow, but its interesting nevertheless. The Action-Sequences are magnificent, with Statham executing all the moves with style. Gary Fleder's Direction is fair.

Performance-Wise: Statham is the life of the show. James Franco makes a sincere attempt to portray a baddie, but fails to evoke much terror or fear. Kate Bosworth is commendable, while Winona Ryder does her bit well.

On the whole, Love Statham? Watch 'Homefront'. Simple.


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