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Crank (2006)

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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

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

When the hit-man Chev Chelios is poisoned by the criminal Verona, his friend and doctor Miles advises him that he must keep his adrenaline levels elevated to stay alive. Chev meets his girlfriend Eve and together they look for Verona to kill him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Poison in his veins. Vengeance in his heart. 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

In a 2014 interview, body double actress Laura Grady talked about doubling for Amy Smart. "My most fun moment on set was Crank. Jason Statham made me feel so comfortable. I can't remember exactly what he said, but I remember telling my husband later -- something so charming, like, 'Don't worry about it, I got ya, love.' He didn't make me feel stupid or naked. And I had to be completely topless, and it was this crazy scene outside with all these background actors. But I was like, 'This is not a bad day. I'm taking my clothes off for Jason Statham. I'll be okay today.' I remember getting the call for Crank 2; Amy Smart requested me and I thought that was really nice. But I was pregnant and couldn't do it, and I was so upset. But you can't be a pregnant body-double. It's a liability." See more »

Goofs

Throughout the car chase, the yellow Volkswagen convertible (which somehow can outrun two larger far more powerful cars) is shot at close range, multiple times, by thugs with automatic weapons. While the glass is shattered, and reappears several times, the body itself never shows any signs of having been hit by a bullet. See more »

Quotes

Chev Chelios: [Eve abruptly stops a blow job as he drives] What's the matter?
Eve: So you can fall asleep like you always do? I don't think so.
Chev Chelios: [screams and hits the gas pedal] Jesus, fuck!
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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

Referenced in The Dirties (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Bring Us Bullets
Written by John Reis, Jason Crane, Paul O'Beirne, Peter Reichert, Mario Rubalcaba
Performed by Rocket from the Crypt
Courtesy of Vagrant Records LLC under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Crank is Grand Theft Auto on the big-screen.
1 September 2006 | by CmbakerSee all my reviews

Fast. Hyper. Action-packed. Drug-induced. Insane. Crank is all these things, and extremely entertaining too. No doubt a movie made just for the guys, it's filled with guns, car chases, sex, random humor, nudity, Amy Smart, Pedro from Napolean Dynamite, sex, nudity, etc. The only thing missing were some hand-to-hand fight scenes that would have made this movie complete. Instead, we do get a nice confrontation where one person is armed with a butcher's knife... but I shan't spoil that one.

But yes, this is a live-action video game on the big-screen. Google Maps zooms into the next location Chev visits and on screen text gives you its name ala a video game's "next level" sequence. Chev's girlfriend thinks he is a video game programmer. The opening titles for "CRANK" are shown in the blocky, pixellated style of a 1980's Atari game. Chev is just trying to get to the boss at the end of the game.

And a tip for those of you yet to see it- STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS. It reinforces everything I just said.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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