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Transporter 2 (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 2 September 2005 (USA)
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Transporter Frank Martin, surfaces in Miami, Florida and is implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.

Director:

Louis Leterrier

Writers:

Luc Besson (characters), Robert Mark Kamen (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Frank Martin
Alessandro Gassmann ... Gianni Chellini (as Alessandro Gassman)
Amber Valletta ... Audrey Billings
Kate Nauta ... Lola
Matthew Modine ... Jefferson Billings
Jason Flemyng ... Dimitri
Keith David ... Stappleton
Hunter Clary ... Jack Billings
Shannon Briggs ... Max
François Berléand ... Inspector Tarconi
Raymond Tong Raymond Tong ... Rastaman
George Kapetan George Kapetan ... Dr. Sonovitch
Jeff Chase ... Vasily
Gregg Weiner Gregg Weiner ... Tipov
Gregg Davis Gregg Davis ... Techie at Billings
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Storyline

Frank Martin is the best in the business. The ex-Special Forces operative hires himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise. Very simple, he delivers, no questions asked. Frank has relocated from the French Mediterranean to Miami, Florida, where as a favor to a friend, Frank is driving for the wealthy Billings family. There's very little that can surprise The Transporter, but young Jack Billings has done just that; Frank has unexpectedly bonded with Jack, age 6, who he drives to and from school. But when Jack is kidnapped, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to retrieve the boy and thwart the kidnappers' master plan to release a virus that will kill anyone with whom it comes in contact. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Best In The Business Is Back In The Game.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, sexual content, partial nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The pistol used in the private jet towards the end is a Walther P99. See more »

Goofs

Immediately after takeoff the pilot says that he needs to return and land because the landing gear of the Gulfstream fails to retract (stuck in the down position) after the car explodes beneath. However during the ensuing fight scene between Frank and Gianni each time you see the outside of the Gulfstream (as it spins out of control) the landing gear is clearly up. See more »

Quotes

Gianni Chellini: Not quite what you expected when you showed up for work this morning, is it, Frank?
Frank Martin: [rolls his eyes] Is that what passes for wit in this circle?
Gianni Chellini: [laughs] In this circle, my friend, "wit" is not a requirement of the job. Brutality, yes. An ability to inflict pain, absolutely. A certain psychotic moral ignorance, blind obedience, all required. But not wit.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the actors names appear to be hanging from the ceiling of the parking garage. See more »

Alternate Versions

German version is based on the cut US version but without the digital retouching. See more »


Soundtracks

The Time is Now
Written by Thomas Parent - Mickaël Dalmoro - Denis Lebouvier - Nicolas Vadon
(c) EuropaCorp/Kif Music
(p) 2005 EuropaCorp
includes sample of "Ready for War, Ready for What"
Written by Thomas Parent - Mickaël Dalmoro - Denis Lebouvier - Nicolas Vadon
(c) Kif Music
(p) 2004 Kif Music
With Courtesy of Kif Music S.A Music Publishing
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A good Friday night popcorn flick.
17 September 2005 | by CapnMikelSee all my reviews

I'm just an average guy who wanted to see a film on a Friday night with a few friends. And thats just what this film turned out to be.

Now, i'm all for a good action film, but this was a little TO Hollywood for my book. I went in expecting a somewhat good time, and came out having one more or less. Let me explain.

If your wanted to see this for plot, and as a realistic high standard action film, your going to be VERY disappointed. The stunts though really cool looking, are virtually impossible to pull off -- realistically. The transporter was almost superman-like in a film that was based on a realistic present day world, and he pulled off things that SHOULD NOT and COULD NOT have happened. This is the negative side to the film, and really the plot was Mediocre at best.

** PLOT Spoiler** The whole virus idea is so overused at this point in time, and since they didn't expand on it enough until the end it didn't really matter. The ending however well, it looked rushed. Althougth, it became more and more like a James Bond film then a driving film with each scene.

Now , the positives: If you wanted to see a action film that would mildly entertain you on a Friday night, this is a great little flick. Sure it's not the best, and sure it's not the most realistic, but it was fun overall. Now I know there are a lot of people who won't see a movie just because the plot is really unrealistic -- But if your like me, it dosn't take much to be entertained. Just to be simply entertained, this was a good film. You get to see some cool action scenes, and while they are Hollywood style, and almost superhuman at points, they are still very much so enjoyable. The plot can keep you somewhat entertained, as well as the characters, however they arn't the best. The action is the glue in this case.

Overall - It's an average film. I'd say 5-6 out of 10. If you want to see an action movie with decent fighting and stunts, or have nothing better to do on a Friday night, give it a look.

If your looking for a film to keep you entertained and enrich you in a realistic plot with realistic events, pass this one.


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Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Transporter 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,540,720, 4 September 2005

Gross USA:

$43,095,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,083,229
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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