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Transporter 2 (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 2 September 2005 (USA)
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Transporter Frank Martin, surfaces in Miami, Florida and is implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.

Director:

Louis Leterrier

Writers:

Luc Besson (characters), Robert Mark Kamen (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Frank Martin
Alessandro Gassmann ... Gianni Chellini (as Alessandro Gassman)
Amber Valletta ... Audrey Billings
Kate Nauta ... Lola
Matthew Modine ... Jefferson Billings
Jason Flemyng ... Dimitri
Keith David ... Stappleton
Hunter Clary ... Jack Billings
Shannon Briggs ... Max
François Berléand ... Inspector Tarconi
Raymond Tong Raymond Tong ... Rastaman
George Kapetan George Kapetan ... Dr. Sonovitch
Jeff Chase ... Vasily
Gregg Weiner Gregg Weiner ... Tipov
Gregg Davis Gregg Davis ... Techie at Billings
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Storyline

Frank Martin is the best in the business. The ex-Special Forces operative hires himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise. Very simple, he delivers, no questions asked. Frank has relocated from the French Mediterranean to Miami, Florida, where as a favor to a friend, Frank is driving for the wealthy Billings family. There's very little that can surprise The Transporter, but young Jack Billings has done just that; Frank has unexpectedly bonded with Jack, age 6, who he drives to and from school. But when Jack is kidnapped, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to retrieve the boy and thwart the kidnappers' master plan to release a virus that will kill anyone with whom it comes in contact. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Best In The Business Is Back In The Game.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, sexual content, partial nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

By the clock in the Frank's car, the date on the day of the abduction is 1. 04. 2005 - April's Fools day. See more »

Goofs

Immediately after takeoff the pilot says that he needs to return and land because the landing gear of the Gulfstream fails to retract (stuck in the down position) after the car explodes beneath. However during the ensuing fight scene between Frank and Gianni each time you see the outside of the Gulfstream (as it spins out of control) the landing gear is clearly up. See more »

Quotes

Dimitri: [grabs Tipov's gun and points it at Sonovitch] Open fridge.
Dr. Sonovitch: I'm telling you...
Dimitri: [pistol-whips him] Open fridge!
Dr. Sonovitch: Ow!
Dimitri: [in Russian] Sorry.
[then in English]
Dimitri: Open fridge... open the fridge!
[Sonovitch does, revealing two vials of the antidote]
Dimitri: Yes! Insurance policy. How many do you have?
Dr. Sonovitch: Two doses. Enough for Tipov and myself.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the actors names appear to be hanging from the ceiling of the parking garage. See more »

Alternate Versions

French uncensored DVD includes all violence and sexuality. Additionally some of the really bad CGI effects shots were completely revamped. See more »


Soundtracks

The Time is Now
Written by Thomas Parent - Mickaël Dalmoro - Denis Lebouvier - Nicolas Vadon
(c) EuropaCorp/Kif Music
(p) 2005 EuropaCorp
includes sample of "Ready for War, Ready for What"
Written by Thomas Parent - Mickaël Dalmoro - Denis Lebouvier - Nicolas Vadon
(c) Kif Music
(p) 2004 Kif Music
With Courtesy of Kif Music S.A Music Publishing
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Thoroughly Enjoyable
2 September 2005 | by exntrc1See all my reviews

Shakespeare it isn't, but it's not for the plot that I watch the Transporter movies. The action is excellent and is even better if you are able to suspend your disbelief for an hour or so. There are a number of scenes that are so outrageous that you need to decide if you're going to buy in or get out. I bought in. There were also a couple of obvious blue screen moments and several stunts that were totally telegraphed, but otherwise fast and clever. The only disappointments for me were wardrobe related - he had too much stubble and wore way too many clothes. There was plenty of T&A for the guys but we waited in vain for the movie to give even a little something to the ladies... no such luck. In spite these minor failings, I highly recommend that you go along for the ride. I'll certainly be back again - Transporter 3 anyone?


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France | USA | Germany

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Transporter 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,540,720, 4 September 2005

Gross USA:

$43,095,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,083,229
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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