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Riders (2002)

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Slim, Otis, Frank and Alex (three boys and a girl) form a group of snowboard and skate young bank robbers. They are known as masters of the runaway art. Slim, the thinking head hatched a ... See full summary »

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Gérard Pirès (as Gerard Pires)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Slim
Natasha Henstridge ... Karen
Bruce Payne ... Lt. Macgruder
Steven Berkoff ... Surtayne
Clé Bennett ... Otis
Karen Cliche ... Alex
Steven McCarthy ... Frank
Alain Goulem ... Pandelis
Andreas Apergis ... Nixdorfer
Tom McCamus ... Jerry
Andy Bradshaw Andy Bradshaw ... Sargeant Garret (as Anderson Chet Bradshaw)
David Gow David Gow ... Charlie / Brinks
Jamie Orchard Jamie Orchard ... Newsreader
Stephen Spreekmeester Stephen Spreekmeester ... Eddie / Brinks
Mariusz Sibiga Mariusz Sibiga ... Police Officer / Karen's Street
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Storyline

Slim, Otis, Frank and Alex (three boys and a girl) form a group of snowboard and skate young bank robbers. They are known as masters of the runaway art. Slim, the thinking head hatched a plan for their final retirement: five consecutive burglars, in five days, involving 20 million dollars. But this time, they're gonna have to face both the police - and the mafia! Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Riders See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,048,289 (France), 10 May 2002
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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First and only American movie by Gerard Pires. See more »

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This film is set in the United States but there are obvious Canadian and Quebec flags, along with obvious Montreal landmarks. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Slim: Now listen up. Anyone moves, anyone sneeze, any blink an eyelid, and this young lady here - what's your name, honey?
Dorothy: Dorothy.
Slim: Dorothy here's gonna get her brains splattered all over her station. You'll be picking them out of these nooks and crannies for a week!
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Really well made genre movie but man, what bad storytelling!
7 February 2007 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

The movie is really good looking with a great visual style, that makes this a great genre movie to watch. But the movie has such an incredibly bad story and storytelling that the movie still manages to almost become unwatchable at times.

Not only just the story is simple and formulaic, it also is told in about the worst way possible. The story never flows well, which is probably also due to some bad editing. Seems like director Gérard Pirès only concentrated on the style and action of the movie and not on its story at all. Definitely a case of style over substance.

The story features lots of clichés and some highly unlikely moments, even for action movie standards and the movie also doesn't exactly become much better as the movie develops. The movie even gets truly ridicules at times. Too bad because with its style and cast involved, the movie really showed some potential.

The movie really has a great cast. Stephen Dorff is a great actor and he also even shows that in this movie. Bruce Payne goes way too much over-the-top with his role, which causes him to be an unlikely and not likable enough villain. Steven Berkoff is way better, in an also over-the-top but very fun role, as a Southern villain, with an Elvis-wig. It's a role you normally wouldn't expect from him. And thank goodness that Natasha Henstridge's role is smaller than she is credited with.

The action is fair enough. Definitely no big-budget kind of stuff but obviously also way better than the average B-action movie. The movie provides a couple of thrills and kicks. Some of the special effects are a bit too fake looking at times unfortunately.

A fair enough enjoyable guilty-pleasure to watch but don't forget to switch off your brain first.

5/10

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