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Transporter 2 (2005)

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Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.

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Louis Leterrier

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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 Gassman ... Gianni Chellini
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 | Crime | 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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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szállító 2. See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$919,809 (France), 19 August 2005

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,104,608, 4 September 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,095,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,978,202
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the trunk of Frank's Audi there is a chrome-plated SigSauer P226R and what appears to be a H&K G36K. See more »

Goofs

When waiting in the parking garage Frank's watch beeps. His watch is a Panerai (Panerai Luminor Chrono Daylight, PAM 250) an automatic chronograph with a mechanical drive. It can't beep. See more »

Quotes

Car Jacking Girl: [knocks on Frank's car door] I'm sorry, can you help me? My tire.
Frank Martin: Sorry, I have an appointment, I don't like to be late.
Car Jacking Girl: Well, would you rather be late or *dead*?
[points a gun at Frank]
Frank Martin: You don't want to do this.
Car Jacking Girl: Step out of the car!
[Frank steps out, the car jackers run over]
Car Jacker: Whoo! Let's go, girls! Yeah!
Frank Martin: Take it easy, the car's brand new.
Car Jacker: [enters car] No problem, buddy, I got this. Baby, let's ride. Time to go!
[...]
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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

The US release of the film features the English version of Anggun's "Savior" in the end credits while the French release of the film features the original French version of the song, entitled "Cesse La Pluie". See more »

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Can You Handle It?
(Eraserhead Mix)
Performed by Shake Down
(Mandrax, Seb K & M. Kelly)
Produced by Mandrax, Seb K
(c) Basic Editions
(p) 2005 Tracks Productions
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Entertaining Action Movie
13 January 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Miami, the professional driver Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is working temporarily for the Billings family, transporting their son Jack (Hunter Clary) while his driver is on vacation. Mr. Billings (Matthew Modine) is an important member of the government and Mrs. Audrey Billings (Amber Valletta) trusts on Frank, who promises to protect the boy. When Jack is kidnapped by a mercenary hired by the Colombian cartels, Frank faces the criminals and the Miami police force trying to rescue the kid. When the boy returns to his family, Jack discloses the real and lethal intention of the abduction of Jack.

"Le Transporteur II" is a great action movie that certainly will never be indicated to an Oscar or discussed by intellectuals at a table in a bar, but very entertaining and recommended for fans of James Bond, Jackie Chan, Jet Li and movies with car chase and explosions. The story is full of adrenaline, funny most of the time, with very hilarious sequences. The performance of Matthew Modine and his grimaces is the negative point of this film. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Carga Explosiva 2" ("Explosive Cargo 2")


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