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James owes his life to his older brother, Frankie after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily. Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go.

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James Kelly
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Emily
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Sugar
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Ray
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Spoonie
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Auto Shop Boss
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Bank Manager
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Loan Officer
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Katie
Belinda Delgado ...
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James (Hayden Christensen) owes his life to his older brother, Frankie (Adrien Brody) after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily (Jordana Brewster). Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go. He turns to his underworld connections (Akon) and convinces James to join him in hopes that one last job will be the solution to change both their lives. Written by Lionsgate

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual material and brief drug use. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jordana Brewster is actually 1 year older than Hayden Christensen in real life. See more »

Goofs

The Fiat doesn't have a carburetor; it is fuel injected. See more »

Quotes

Ray: The banking institutions are more dangerous than the army.
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Connections

Remake of The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959) See more »

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Performed by Akon featuring OG Boo Dirty
Written by Akon (as Aliaune "Akon" Thiam)
Co-Produced by Troels Nielsen for 808 Playtime and Ali "Platinum" Yousaf Music
Courtesy of Konlive Distribution
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I enjoyed this movie a lot!
5 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

After watching I checked the reviews and was quite surprised that they are all pretty negative. The acting of both brothers was very convincing and touched me a lot. I didn't get bored at all but wanted to see what happens next. There were by far enough action scenes. It made the movie look real rather than stupid. I'm not a fan of ridiculous action scenes every five minutes - So this was just fine for me. It's mainly about the relationship and history of the two brothers and was described good enough to understand. I'm a big fan of Adrien Brody and thought his performance was excellent. People should at least give the movie a try and I'm sure lots won't be disappointed. Maybe the title wasn't the right choice but all in all this was an entertaining and cool movie with a surprising end.


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