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Max Payne (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 17 October 2008 (USA)
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Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a police detective whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Director:

John Moore

Writers:

Beau Thorne (screenplay), Sam Lake (video game by Remedy Entertainment and 3-D Realms Entertainment)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Max Payne
Mila Kunis ... Mona Sax
Beau Bridges ... BB Hensley
Ludacris ... Jim Bravura (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)
Chris O'Donnell ... Jason Colvin
Donal Logue ... Alex Balder
Amaury Nolasco ... Jack Lupino
Kate Burton ... Nicole Horne
Olga Kurylenko ... Natasha
Rothaford Gray ... Joe Salle
Joel Gordon Joel Gordon ... Owen Green
Jamie Hector ... Lincoln Deneuf
Andrew Friedman ... Trevor
Marianthi Evans ... Michelle Payne
Nelly Furtado ... Christa Balder
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Storyline

Three years ago, NYPD detective Max Payne's wife and baby were murdered. Max gets himself transferred to the cold case office where he can continue searching for the killer who got away. He's a loner, but two people reach out to him during a fateful week: Alex, his ex-partner who may have found a clue, and BB, the security chief at the pharmaceutical company where Max's wife worked. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up, some as a result of a drug on the street that is highly addictive and, for many who take it, brings hideous hallucinations. When one of the bodies is a woman Payne was the last to see alive, her sister comes looking for him armed to the teeth; Max must move fast. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including intense shooting sequences, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Макс Пейн See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,639,849, 17 October 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,689,393, 3 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,416,905, 3 June 2013
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Amaury Nolasco would work with John Moore again in A Good Day to Die Hard (2013). See more »

Goofs

Jim Bravura has a detective's badge, and is frequently called a detective. Yet the door to his office and the name plate on his desk identify him as a lieutenant. In the NYPD, he would be called a lieutenant, even if he was assigned to a detective squad. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max Payne: I don't believe in heaven. I believe in pain. I believe in fear. I believe in death.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits is an extra scene, in which Max is reunited with Mona at a bar to be shown further developments involving Aesir, implying both have more to do (setting the scene for a possible sequel). See more »

Alternate Versions

An unrated version was released on Region 1 DVD and Region A Blu-Ray. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Josh Brolin/Adele (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Forgotten Toy
Written by Paul Stoney & Stephen French
Performed by Metsuo
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User Reviews

 
the non gamer point of view
9 January 2009 | by rlsalgadSee all my reviews

the movie is not bad at all if you haven't played the game, the mayor part of the criticism points to important characters to the game being left out or being of little importance in the movie, and, well, is nothing that can worry a person who has never played max Payne, so... whatever. the movie is entertaining, even though it makes no sense in a lot of moments, the characters was completely flat and undeveloped, and you can guess who are the bad guys since the first shot in that they appear. but, despite the fact that this is not an smart movie, all that lacks in the smartness department is compensated in the coolness area. nice effects, cool action scenes, great photography... cool movie... dumb, but cool. fun to watch, unlikely to be re-watched.


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