Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

Directors:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)

Writers:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Chev Chelios
Amy Smart ... Eve
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Verona
Efren Ramirez ... Kaylo
Dwight Yoakam ... Doc Miles
Carlos Sanz ... Carlito
Reno Wilson ... Orlando
Edi Gathegi ... Haitian Cabbie
Glenn Howerton ... Doctor
Jay Xcala Jay Xcala ... Alex
Keone Young ... Don Kim
Valarie Rae Miller ... Chocolate
Yousuf Azami ... Arab Cabbie
Laurent Schwaar ... Man in Garage (as Laurent Schwar)
David Brown ... Sin City Brother
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Storyline

Poisoned by the potent and deadly mix of synthetic drugs called "The Beijing Cocktail" for getting in the way of the Triads, the tough-as-nails British hitman living in Los Angeles, Chev Chelios, wakes up with a terrible headache. With less than an hour to live, Chev will have to use all the help he can get from his doctor, and use every trick in the book, to consistently keep his heart rate up so that the adrenaline in his bloodstream staves off the effects of the deadly toxin. Now, his heart is pounding faster than any other human being, and as Chelios darts across the city's streets in search of an antidote and the arrogant criminal, Ricky Verona, to exact his revenge, he finds himself compelled to pick fights with no-nonsense drug dealers, murderous assassins, and an army of thugs. But, can Chelios stay alive long enough to protect those he loves, and make it through the day? Written by Nick Riganas

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There are a thousand ways to raise your adrenaline. Today, Chev Chelios will need every single one. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Chev shoots the gangsters in the crashed car following the chase scene, he fires his gun in time with an "England" football chant: 1,2-1,2,3-1,2,3,4
  • football supporters would end by shouting "England!". Jason Statham, who plays Chev, is an English actor.
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Goofs

When Chev's doctor tells him to find some epinephrine at the hospital, he tells Chev the drug is stored in syringes (it is stored this way, at least in ERs so it is ready for immediate use). When Chev finally gets the nurse to hand him the drug from the crash cart, he is handed empty syringes and a vial of the medicine. See more »

Quotes

Chev Chelios: [to Eve who is giving him a blow job while driving and being shot at] Stay down!
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, we see "Crank" as if it was a retro video game. Chev shoots two henchmen, then he takes a needle containing drugs and goes into RAMPAGE mode and runs fast. He runs into another henchman who injects him with "The Bejing Cocktail", the camera zooms in on Chev's heart which explodes and blood splatters on the screen. And the words "Game Over" appears on the screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Indian version is rated A (adults only) with the public sex scene deleted from the film. The DVD also features the TV dub that omits all the profanity. See more »

Connections

References Foul Play (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Miracles
Written by Marty Balin
Performed by Jefferson Starship
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Way better than you're probably thinking it is
9 July 2007 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Wow, this is surprisingly excellent. I mean, it's crap, but it's good crap, and that's worth a lot. The premise is basically Speed meets D.O.A. (the 1950 movie starring Edward O'Brien). Jason Statham (of the Transporter movies) is a hit-man who has a lethal Chinese poison coursing through his veins. If he slows down, if his adrenaline level drops, he drops dead. In his last moments, he rushes to find his killer and others responsible, snatching as many energy drinks and drugs as he can get his hands on along the way. This is some fun stuff, and hilarious, too. The editing is the MTV-style of many modern action movies, so avoid it if you can't stand that. I hope the directors, who also wrote the script, succeed even more so in the future.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Korean

Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crank See more »

Filming Locations:

Reno, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,457,367, 3 September 2006

Gross USA:

$27,838,408

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,931,041
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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