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The Transporter (2002)

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Frank is hired to "transport" packages for unknown clients and has made a very good living doing so. But when asked to move a package that begins moving, complications arise.

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Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen (as Cory Yuen)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Frank Martin
Qi Shu ... Lai (as Shu Qi)
Matt Schulze ... Wall Street
François Berléand ... Inspector Tarconi
Ric Young ... Mr. Kwai
Doug Rand ... Leader
Didier Saint Melin Didier Saint Melin ... Boss
Tonio Descanvelle Tonio Descanvelle ... Thug 1
Laurent Desponds Laurent Desponds ... Thug 2
Matthieu Albertini Matthieu Albertini ... Thug 3
Vincent Nemeth Vincent Nemeth ... Pilot
Jean-Yves Bilien Jean-Yves Bilien ... Little Thug
Jean-Marie Paris Jean-Marie Paris ... Giant Thug
Adrian Dearnell Adrian Dearnell ... Newscaster
Alfred Lot Alfred Lot ... Cop 1
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Storyline

Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise--from one place to another. No questions asked. Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his tricked-out BMW, Frank adheres to a strict set of rules, which he never breaks. Rule One: Never change the deal. Rule Two: No names--Frank doesn't want to know whom he's working for, or what he's transporting. Rule Three: never look in the package. Frank's newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he's done in the past. He's been hired by an American known only as "Wall Street" to make a delivery; but when Frank stops along the route, he notices his package is moving. Violating Rule Three, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful, gagged woman. Frank's steadfast adherence to his other two rules--which make up his basic code of survival--also ... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

Pro no hakobiya, iraihin wa itsumo WAKE ari [Japan] See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent sequences and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French | Mandarin

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Transporter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,107,816, 13 October 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,296,447

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,928,932
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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES (original version)| Dolby Digital EX (original version)| SDDS | DTS (Digital DTS Sound) (English version)| Dolby Digital (English version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Because of the language barrier, Shu Qi and Jason Statham couldn't communicate off-screen. She said, "It was like rooster and duck all day long." See more »

Goofs

The hole in Lai's duct-taped mouth disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Wall Street: [to injured guy in bed] Who did this to you?
Man in Hospital: [weakly] The transporter.
Wall Street: The transporter's dead.
Man in Hospital: No. Believe me, he isn't.
Wall Street: I believe you. And the police? Were they here?
[comes up close to injured guy and starts wiping the sweat off from his mouth using his handkerchief]
Wall Street: You told them nothing, right?
Man in Hospital: No.
Wall Street: Of course, you couldn't. Let's keep it that way.
[jams the handkerchief down the guy's throat, choking him to death]
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Transport me out of here
2 February 2004 | by StanleySpadowskiSee all my reviews

NO SPOILERS BECAUSE YOU SHOULD NOT SEE THIS

Caught this on cable recently, and I have to say avoid it all costs. I think it is probably one of the worst films I have seen in quite sometime, though I am guessing Transporter 2 might surpass that.

Lots of rapid-fire editing (think Robert Rodriguez on PCP) cannot cover up how lame and ridiculous the car chases---he is THE Transporter after all---are. The actual fight scenes, as mentioned by other reviewers, are also hilariously bad as well.

Even worse, though, is the story, or lack of one. As likeable as Statham is in Guy Ritchie films, he is given nothing but horrible dialogue and no plot to work with here. This should not be surprising, considering Luc Besson wrote and produced this. Watch The Fifth Element sometime and try to figure out just what the story was there.

All in all, an utter waste of time.


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