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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

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Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent and a rogue DIA agent soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

Director:

Wych Kaosayananda (as Kaos)

Writer:

Alan B. McElroy (as Alan McElroy)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Jeremiah Ecks
Lucy Liu ... Sever
Gregg Henry ... Robert Gant / Clark
Ray Park ... A.J. Ross
Talisa Soto ... Vinn / Rayne
Miguel Sandoval ... Julio Martin
Terry Chen ... Harry
Roger Cross ... Zane (as Roger R. Cross)
Sandrine Holt ... Agent Bennett
Steve Bacic ... Agent Fleming
Aidan Drummond Aidan Drummond ... Michael
Eric Breker ... Agent Curtis
Tony Alcantar ... Edgar Moore
David Parker David Parker ... Dark Suit #1
Josephine Jacob Josephine Jacob ... Pretty Girl
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Storyline

Jonathan Ecks, an FBI agent, realizes that he must join with his lifelong enemy, Agent Sever, a rogue DIA agent with whom he is in mortal combat, in order to defeat a common enemy. That enemy has developed a "micro-device" that can be injected into victims in order to kill them at will. Written by Uber Minion

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Lucy Lui is Agent Sever. This September, she's going ballistic. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X vs. Sever See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,010,474, 22 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,294,842, 17 November 2002
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"After casting, the real challenges started. We were going to shoot everything in Bangkok while we retouched the script to fit the location. Then the notes came in, and I won't get into the details but there are only two things anyone needs to know about the changes that were made by request from the studio. One: In the original draft, Sever kidnaps Ecks' son, and the whole time, the boy is basically kept in a kid-sized glass box just big enough for him to sit in, placed on top of a kilo of C4. That was changed. Two: There was no other motivation for the characters. It was all about family. Gant "kills" Ecks and takes his wife, Vinn, and their son, with both believing each other to be dead. Meanwhile, Sever wants revenge for the death of her family at the hands of Gant and his men. So, believing it was Gant's son, she she kidnaps him and Ecks springs into action. It was all about love and family and nothing else. The nano technology included in the final draft had nothing to do with what I wanted for the story. Granted, we had a fantastic writer. Franchise Pictures brought Peter Lenkov to rewrite Alan McElroy's script and he did a great job with the instructions he was given. Yes, there were changes made that watered it down to my chagrin, but it was as satisfactory as it needed to be at the time and everybody was on board. Then, tragedy struck in September 2001 and we had to relocate from Bangkok to Vancouver for safety reasons. Those moving expenses ended up in cutting more action scenes out, but thankfully our terrific crew made things feel much easier." (Wych Kaosayananda on changes made to the film) See more »

Goofs

After the motorcycle chase, Ecks is laying on the ground and Sever places Ecks' pistol beside him, close to his head. The gun is clearly not cocked. The next time the gun appears, moments later, it's cocked. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Agent Curtis: Good evening Mrs. Gant.
Vinn: What does my husband want now?
Agent Curtis: The plan has changed. He is now available to spend time with Michael.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood and the Muslim World (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Hell Above Water
Performed by Curve
Composed by Toni Halliday (as Halliday) / Dean Garcia (as Garcia)
Published by Curve
Administered by Bell Management
Courtesy of Universal International Music B.V. under exclusive license in the United States to Hip-O Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(P) 2001 Universal International Music B.V.
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13 January 2004 | by vamp88See all my reviews

I was not impressed or disgusted enough to leave a comment on this film. So why am I typing now? I saw this was in the bottom 100 here on IMDB. It wasn't that bad. Actually I enjoyed it, but I was in the mood to not think and just watch stuff blow up (having a bad day). That's what I got. Lots and lots of explosions, and fun action, there were more explosions then dialouge. There is some plot here, but don't watch this for realism or story. It's a cartoon, a video game, just mindless action and entertainment, and thats why its worth seeing and doesn't belong on the bottom 100.

It doesn't come close to being a must see action flick (see the first 2 Lethal Weapons, Die Hard, Escape from New York or dozens of others), but it's not that bad.


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