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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)
François Berléand ... Inspector Tarconi
Matt Schulze ... Wall Street
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 »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site

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

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

In the audio commentary of the movie the BMW Frank driver's is a said to be a "rare" V12 model. The total production number for the E38 BMW V12 are: 8,559 750i models, 15,759 750iL models, and 899 L7 models. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the 'oil' scene in the bus depot, one of the first people to attack Frank already has oil on his top before anyone lands in any oil (this is presumably from an earlier take). See more »

Quotes

Wall Street: You can't get anything done in a world without rules.
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Alternate Versions

Japanese two-disc DVD set features a full bitrate DTS 6.1 sound mix, and restores the bus fight and motorway fights in full. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Allegro
Extract from "Concerto for Clarinet in A Major #622"
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Performed by Alfred Prinz and Wiener Philharmoniker (as The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Karl Böhm (as Karl Bohm)
(p) 1974 Polydor International GmbH
Courtesy of Universal Music Projets Speciaux
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Die Hard IV – Do Not Think, and You Will Have an Enjoyable Action Movie
7 March 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Nearby Nice, Frank Martin (Jason Statham) transports and delivers illegal cargoes. His business is supported by three basic rule: Rule no. 1 – The deal is never to be changed; Rule No. 2 – No names; and Rule No. 3 – Never watch the cargo. The day he breaks his own rules, he realizes he is transporting a Chinese girl, Lai (Qi Shu), and he gets in many troubles due to his fault. This movie is pure action having all the usual clichés: car chasing, explosions, fights when nobody uses guns, the lead actor gets some kind of involvement with the victim etc. But the choreography is excellent and the action scenes are great. Jason Statham recalls Bruce Willis in `Die Hard'. If the viewer do not think, he will have an enjoyable entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): `Carga Explosiva' (Explosive Cargo')


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