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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Statham's personal favorite film in the series. See more »

Goofs

When Frank returns to the doctor's office after the fire, everything is bone dry. Water from the sprinklers would have soaked everything. See more »

Quotes

Frank Martin: I'm afraid that your flight's been canceled.
Gianni Chellini: I'm afraid that *you* have been canceled!
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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

US version was edited for violence (the scene where Frank fights with an iron bar, digital removal of blood) and sexuality (shots of Kate Nauta's naked butt, digital retouching of shots where you could see her nipples) to secure a more commercial PG-13 rating. This version is ca. 25 seconds shorter. See more »

Connections

Followed by Transporter 3 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Great popcorn flick
21 December 2008 | by ThomassweetSee all my reviews

Firstly, this film is never going to win any awards, but who cares when it is this much fun? Jason Statham gives us a likable turn as Frank Martin, and the rest of the cast aren't bad either.

The plot is complete and utter nonsense but is interesting. The stunts are completely over the top, but great fun to watch and very inventive (watermelon boxing gloves!). The film never takes itself too seriously and remains tongue in cheek the whole way through. Yes, it's all silly implausible nonsense, but remains very entertaining silly nonsense. Worth a watch if you want a mindlessly fun action movie. If you want something more intelligent, you'll have to look elsewhere, but I've seen far stupider films than this.


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