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An FBI Agent seeks vengeance on a mysterious assassin known as "Rogue" who murdered his partner.

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Philip G. Atwell

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Rogue
Jason Statham ... Crawford
John Lone ... Chang
Devon Aoki ... Kira
Luis Guzmán ... Benny (as Luis Guzman)
Saul Rubinek ... Dr. Sherman
Ryo Ishibashi ... Shiro
Sung Kang ... Goi
Mathew St. Patrick ... Wick
Nadine Velazquez ... Maria
Andrea Roth ... Jenny Crawford
Mark Cheng ... Wu Ti
Kane Kosugi ... Temple Garden Warrior
Kennedy Montano ... Ana (as Kennedy Lauren Montano)
Terry Chen ... Tom Lone
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Storyline

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. Written by CartmanKun@aol.com

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Vengeance is the ultimate weapon. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rogue See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,820,089, 26 August 2007

Gross USA:

$22,486,409

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,481,352
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some critics, bloggers and other movie viewers have compared this film to Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever (2002) due to it containing a similar storyline (disgruntled federal agent figuring out a conspiracy), people varying on the action scenes being exciting or not, both films being advertised as a versus film only for both lead stars to square off briefly on-screen and due to overwhelming dislike with both films. Both films also starred Terry Chen. See more »

Goofs

Everyone in the movie pronounces the word "yakuza" as "yah-KOOZ-uh" with the emphasis on the middle syllable. The more correct pronunciation was and is "YAH-koo-zuh" with more emphasis on the first syllable. This is not only closer to the Japanese pronunciation, but it's how American criminal investigators who work Asian organized crime actually pronounce it, especially those in the San Francisco bay area, where police have been working Asian organized crime for over a century. See more »

Quotes

Rogue: Tom Lone is dead. My name is Rogue.
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Connections

References Black Mask (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Afterlife
Contains a sample of "Do You Ever" written by Gayle Moran
Written by Dr. Dre (as Andre Young) and Gayle Moran
Produced by Dr. Dre
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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An action movie that attempts to make you think
1 March 2008 | by DaggerbornSee all my reviews

War pits Jason Statham and Jet Li against each other. Both are known for their insane action and martial arts sequences, but for all that talent we never really see one good hand to hand fight between the two. It's your basic revenge story, Jet Li kills Statham's partner and Statham wants to crush his nuts. You know, your basic action movie. Don't expect War to win any awards. Unless there's some sort of awards show with all action movies in it nowadays. If you go into this movie expecting the next Shakespearean masterpiece, you're in deep deep trouble. It's a little more paced than some people make it out to be. There are huge breaks in the action that take time to tell the story and a little character development. Note that they are not small breaks but huge ones. Action comes in doses, but when it does it hits you like a train to the jaw.

There is a slight twist in the movie that helps to accentuate that it's trying to be different from other movies in this genre but it doesn't quite succeed. The "twist" ends up coming off as another of a hundred ways this is just like every other action movie ever made. In the same way most action movies treat themselves (and they should) lightly and with as little detail to realism as possible, so too does War. It knows that it's an action movie, and never expects you to think any thing more about it than that. In this same genre I would recommend Shoot 'Em Up over this, if you have already seen that this might feel a little tame in comparison. In that same way though, this movie has a different flavor and succeeds in its own way. Worth watching, but there are much better picks in this genre.


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