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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The large knife in the trunk of the car is an Emerson Kandahar custom knife. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning when Frank waits in front of the school, the moment the bell rings the children pours out of the building. They should be in the classroom until the bell rings, but here they are all waiting at the door, which means they are not at their class. 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

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

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Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.27 (2009) See more »

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(p) 2003 Prolifica Recordings Ltd.
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I Wanted to Like It, But I Didn't
27 April 2007 | by moviewizguySee all my reviews

Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank immediately becomes involved in protecting the child and exposing the kidnappers.

As I said, I wanted to like this film. I actually thought it would be slightly better than the first movie, which I also liked but the plot is better in here. Having said that, the execution in the film runs out of gas.

What makes this film slightly badder than the first are the action scenes. Did I say action scenes? Yes, I did. You thought I might say that the film's action scenes was better than the first. I have to answer "yes" on that. But there's a flaw: There are too many action scenes! There is one after another and another throughout the whole film! It really gets tiring during the end when you just want no more action scenes! This is probably my first movie where I said that the action scenes were too much.

This film really had potential. I liked the beginning in the movie but not the rest as much as the first movie. The acting in the film by Jason Statham was good but Amber Valletta's acting was better. The special effects was good and yes, this film is more ridiculous than the first.

If you liked the first, or an action fan, this is a good action movie but you might get tired of the multiple action scenes in here. I say rent it.


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