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Crank (2006)

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Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

Directors:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)

Writers:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Chev Chelios
Amy Smart ... Eve
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Verona
Efren Ramirez ... Kaylo
Dwight Yoakam ... Doc Miles
Carlos Sanz ... Carlito
Reno Wilson ... Orlando
Edi Gathegi ... Haitian Cabbie
Glenn Howerton ... Doctor
Jay Xcala Jay Xcala ... Alex
Keone Young ... Don Kim
Valarie Rae Miller ... Chocolate
Yousuf Azami ... Arab Cabbie
Laurent Schwaar ... Man in Garage (as Laurent Schwar)
David Brown ... Sin City Brother
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Storyline

Poisoned by the potent and deadly mix of synthetic drugs called "The Beijing Cocktail" for getting in the way of the Triads, the tough-as-nails British hitman living in Los Angeles, Chev Chelios, wakes up with a terrible headache. With less than an hour to live, Chev will have to use all the help he can get from his doctor, and use every trick in the book, to consistently keep his heart rate up so that the adrenaline in his bloodstream staves off the effects of the deadly toxin. Now, his heart is pounding faster than any other human being, and as Chelios darts across the city's streets in search of an antidote and the arrogant criminal, Ricky Verona, to exact his revenge, he finds himself compelled to pick fights with no-nonsense drug dealers, murderous assassins, and an army of thugs. But, can Chelios stay alive long enough to protect those he loves, and make it through the day? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There are a thousand ways to raise your adrenaline. Today, Chev Chelios will need every single one. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

When Chev shoots the gangsters in the crashed car following the chase scene, he fires his gun in time with an "England" football chant: 1,2-1,2,3-1,2,3,4
  • football supporters would end by shouting "England!". Jason Statham, who plays Chev, is an English actor.
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Goofs

(at around 17 mins) While Chev Chelios is in the back of the first taxi listening to "Achy Breaky Heart", the wide shot shows vehicles driving on the wrong sides of the road. This shot is reversed, with drivers on the right side of their cars, and with the taxi's lettering backwards. The taxi was really going right-to-left. See more »

Quotes

Chev Chelios: [during a fight with several Black gang members] Who wants white meat? Huh? Who wants it?
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, we see "Crank" as if it was a retro video game. Chev shoots two henchmen, then he takes a needle containing drugs and goes into RAMPAGE mode and runs fast. He runs into another henchman who injects him with "The Bejing Cocktail", the camera zooms in on Chev's heart which explodes and blood splatters on the screen. And the words "Game Over" appears on the screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Indian version is rated A (adults only) with the public sex scene deleted from the film. The DVD also features the TV dub that omits all the profanity. See more »

Connections

References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Crank Tango
Written and Performed by Rick Cox
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User Reviews

 
Leave Your Brain At The Door.

If you like brainless action flicks with insane set-pieces, great one-liners and zero character development so you don't give a rat's-ass about them, then Crank is probably the film for you. It is done originally, like a computer game where the action supersedes the plot. It keeps the film moving and the viewer entertained at the same time at the ridiculous and extreme scenarios and this is all the directors want Crank to do. Everything, including generic realism, convincing plot and background characters plays second-fiddle to the stylised action and I couldn't help but be entertained, especially at the completely unsubtle contemporary culture-clash comedy references!

6/10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Korean

Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Reno, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,457,367, 3 September 2006

Gross USA:

$27,838,408

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,931,041
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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