When their adoptive mother is gunned down in a store robbery the 'four brothers' investigate the murder for themselves & look for the killers, but not all is what it seems.

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John Singleton
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Mark Wahlberg ... Bobby Mercer
Tyrese Gibson ... Angel Mercer
André 3000 ... Jeremiah Mercer (as André Benjamin)
Garrett Hedlund ... Jack Mercer
Terrence Howard ... Lt. Green
Josh Charles ... Detective Fowler
Sofía Vergara ... Sofi
Fionnula Flanagan ... Evelyn Mercer
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Victor Sweet
Taraji P. Henson ... Camille Mercer
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Councilman Douglas
Jernard Burks ... Evan
Kenneth Welsh ... Robert Bradford
Tony Nappo ... Charlie
Shawn Singleton Shawn Singleton ... Victor Hoodlum
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Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellosuth.net>

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They came home to bury mom... and her killer See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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There were plans for a sequel called Five Brothers. See more »

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The store where Evelyn is killed is described as "106th Street Liquor store." Detroit has no 106th street. See more »

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[first lines]
Evelyn Mercer: Ok, Darnell, so the candy just happened to jump into your pocket, huh? Well I don't think so. Samir's going to call the police right now. Samir, the police!
Darnell: Please don't call the police, man, please!
Evelyn Mercer: That's what happens when you shoplift. There's consequences.
Darnell: But it's just some damn candy! I don't wanna go to jail!
Evelyn Mercer: Well you can probably get away with stealing sometimes, Darnell, but sooner or later you're gonna get caught. Is that the way you want to lead your life?
Darnell: No.
Evelyn Mercer: I happen to ...
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Crazy Credits

The Paramount logo in the beginning has snow falling upon it. The end credits show scenes of each of the brother's past. Bobby is seen fighting in a hockey game and has the front of his teeth knocked out. Jeremiah is seen leading a worker's protest outside of a factory. Angel is seen trying to buy an airline ticket with a stolen credit card (once the clerk finds out, Angel runs away). Jack is seen playing the guitar and singing in a band (he waves his pierced tongue at his fans). See more »

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On the MTV, VH1, Paramount Network and airline versions, the shower scene where a few guys take this was blurred. See more »

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Remade as Big B (2007) See more »

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Für Elise
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Like revenge flicks?
13 August 2005 | by forhallSee all my reviews

I've always loved revenge movies, and this one fits the bill because it has four brothers trying to find out the truth of their mother's murder. The four brothers are all superb in their roles, as adopted brothers from foster care that went their separate ways, who come home to find out who killed their mother and why. The 8 minute AOL trailer on the movies sold me. Also superb is Terrence Howard as a Detroit cop who doesn't trust his own who is desperately trying to find out what happened himself. The plot is well executed through twists and turns. Mark Wahlberg just gets better and better. He was great in "Three Kings," and he is better here.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2005 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Mark Wahlberg Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,176,925, 14 August 2005

Gross USA:

$74,494,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,374,674
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