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Four Brothers (2005)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 July 2005 (USA)
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When their adopted mother is gunned down in a store robbery the 'four brothers' investigated 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Bobby Mercer
Tyrese Gibson ... Angel Mercer
André Benjamin ... Jeremiah Mercer
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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Storyline

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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Jack Mercer will do violence to get justice. See more »


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Mark Wahlberg Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,176,925, 3 July 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$74,494,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,374,674
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR_CAMEO(John Singleton): Appears as the goalie during the hockey scene on Thanksgiving. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase, Jack's hair alternates between flat and spiked. See more »

Quotes

[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 ...
[...]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

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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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Mark Wahlberg Movies (2010) See more »

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I WISH IT WOULD RAIN
by Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield (as Norman J. Whitfield) & Rodger Penzabene Sr.
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A refreshing change to what is normally coming out today
26 November 2005 | by roddick-1See all my reviews

I had been scoping this movie since it was called "Untitled Mark Wahlberg Project'. Being directed by John Singleton and starring Mark Wahlberg it looked promising. I knew I wanted to see it after reading 5/5 reviews and seeing entertaining trailers of it. Eventually I saw it for a friends's birthday party, and I was impressed!

A standout thing in this movie is that it perfectly combines the action, comedy and drama genres together. At times it can have you laughing out loud, others it can have you quite sad and on the edge of your seat in excitement viewing the great action scenes.

The four lead actors do a great job. Mark Wahlberg plays a character which is different from what he normally plays and he pulls it off well. Andre Benjamin (or Andre 3000 from OutKast) does a great job too. He is definitely much better than just the usual rapper turned actor.

The story is great. It has a much thicker plot than what would be expected from a revenge movie. In fact, that is another standout thing, the original storyline.

Overall this is definitely a movie you should see. A refreshing change from the comedy remakes we normally see coming out of the theater. One that will be on my to buy list.


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