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Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Quentin Conners
Ryan Phillippe ... Shane Dekker
Wesley Snipes ... Lorenz / Jason York
Henry Czerny ... Capt. Martin Jenkins
Justine Waddell ... Det. Teddy Galloway
Nicholas Lea ... Det. Vincent Durano
Jessica Steen ... Karen Cross
Rob LaBelle ... Bank Manager (as Rob Labelle)
John Cassini ... Bernie Callo
Damon Johnson Damon Johnson ... Brandon Dax
Paul Perri ... Harry Hume
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Marnie Rollins
Natassia Malthe ... Gina Lopez (as Natasha Malthe)
Ty Olsson ... Damon Richards
Terry Chen ... Chris Lei
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Storyline

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When the system breaks down - It's the good cops vs. the bad cops See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

TFM [France]

Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2005 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Caos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,000,000, 1 January 2005
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Trivia

Although the finished film had numerous positive test screenings, the producers considered removing Trevor Jones' "Chaos theme" from the end credits and wanted to replace it with a generic rock song. The director fought to keep the track and eventually won. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene where Conners boards the escape private jet, the first shot clearly reveals that the private jet is smaller than the jet shown in the interior. In the first shot you can see the stewardess is bigger that the body of the plane, but in the inside she has got around one head above her. See more »

Quotes

Reporter: Conners, can we have a few words?
Quentin Conners: Yeah, I have two words for you. Blow me!
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Connections

References Quincy M.E. (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are The One
Composed by Trevor Jones and Ian Green
Published by CMMP Ltd and Perfecto Music LLC
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Not too bad!
9 April 2006 | by supertom-3See all my reviews

This is a reasonably brisk paced and entertaining action thriller. There's a similar story to Spike Lee's critical hit, Inside Man, only Chaos was made two years ago, and is as yet awaiting its release. This may give an indication to the fact the film is not really a bankable product. This is not down to quality, because this is by no means a bad film, it's just what you might call a marketing nightmare, as a theatrical release anyway. It's a "thinks it's cleverer than it is" thriller starring two martial arts stars, but without martial arts. In fact this isn't action all the way as you might expect with Jason Statham and Wesley Snipes as two of the headliners. Eventually this will find a release, but probably DTV.

Chaos is an enjoyable flick though. We have Ryan Phillipe and Jason Statham teaming up to investigate a bank heist. As the title suggests, this film is about Chaos, or the Chaos theory, whereby seemingly random acts are in fact connected. Wesley Snipes co-stars as the bank robber in question. The cast are good. Phillipe shares lead duties with Statham, and handles the film well. His character is pretty two dimensional but he does it convincingly and handles the action well too. Statham, delivering another strange accent, supposedly American, is despite his accent, charismatic. It's Wesley Snipes though who stands out, actually enjoying himself after a string of sub-standard, lazy performances in his DTV action vehicles and also in Blade Trinity.

The film looks polished, has a decent score and is a good watch. It just feels very DTV but a better than the normal DTV. Indeed this may have one or two twists too many but the twisting plot manages to keep you guessing as it unravels. Overall not bad, but nothing new. **½


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