Poisoned with the potent and deadly mix of synthetic drugs called "The Beijing Cocktail" for getting in the way of the Triads' business, 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, Doc Miles, 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, or the appallingly arrogant criminal, Ricky Verona, to exact his revenge, he finds himself compelled to pick fights with no-nonsense drug dealers, murderous assassins, and thugs. Can Chelios stay alive long enough, protect those he loves, and make it through the day?Written by
The phone Chev is using is a Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition. See more »
When Chelios is driving the police motorbike on the bridge/freeway, you can clearly see the red light of the camera shining from his shirt and soon from the wheel of the bike. See more »
[to Eve who is giving him a blow job while driving and being shot at]
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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 »
German FSK-16 version is cut for violence (97 seconds). Uncut version is rated "Not under 18". See more »
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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