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The Take (2007)

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After he's shot during a heist in East L.A., an armored truck driver wrestles with rehabilitation and tracking down the man who committed the crime.

Director:

Brad Furman

Writers:

Jonas Pate, Josh Pate (as Joshua Pate)
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Credited cast:
John Leguizamo ... Felix De La Pena
Tyrese Gibson ... Adell Baldwin
Rosie Perez ... Marina De La Pena
Bobby Cannavale ... Agent Steve Perelli
Matthew Hatchette ... Agent Forest Baxter
Yul Vazquez ... Marco Ruiz
Carlos Sanz ... Det. Victor Martinez
Jake Muxworthy ... Jimmy Grannis
Laurence Mason ... Curtis Fellows aka Buddha
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Dr. Phineas
Jessica Steinbaum Jessica Steinbaum ... Rosey De La Pena (as Jessica Steinbaum-Lopez)
David Castro ... Bartender
Taylor Gray ... Javy De La Pena (as Taylor Arthur Gray)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josh Baron Josh Baron ... Neuro Rehab Specialist
Curt Bouril Curt Bouril ... Paramedic 2
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Storyline

After he's shot during a heist in East L.A., an armored-truck driver wrestles with rehabilitation and tracking down the man who committed the crime. But their lives are thrown into chaos after Felix miraculously survives a violent on-the-job hijacking led by Adell Baldwin, a merciless criminal driven by power and greed. Now facing a difficult recovery and struggling with a nasty new temper, Felix becomes obsessed with tracking down his attackers before they frame him for the crimes they committed. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The crime was only the beginning.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bedel See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brad Furman would later work with John Leguizamo again on the 2011 Matthew McConaughey film The Lincoln Lawyer. See more »

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Po Po's Gang
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Darrin Milton
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Authentic yet realistic without fear...
3 June 2008 | by SLVSteveSee all my reviews

The depictions and descriptions of the film can be read on numerous reviews here and elsewhere - but I have to say most of these writs seem determined to discredit a good film. I truly believe most can agree this is one of the best pieces of fiction best paralleling reality for L.A. filmed since (and including) Crash, Harsh Times, Training Day, etc.

Watching the deleted scenes, docu on filming, listening to commentary, and related media, they all reveal a true sense of wanting to make a non-Hollywood film with succession and an honest feeling of REALITY. Reading thru several armored car inside-jobs this film reveals a very authentic feel that deserves more credit than it is being given.

Outstanding performances by Cannavale, Perez and Gibson proving small films can bring the best out of someone. Regardless of the negative and technical reviews written about the end scenes and cultural inaccuracies - I have to give this film one of the most realistic portrayals I have seen in years centering around a man that is losing everything that makes him a man - and finds a way to regain it without being Jason Bourne or James Bond.

A worthwhile film that deserves a rent or maybe even a purchase for those from the areas of LA they film in…if anything - the sex scene is probably one of the most dedicated I have watched in some time - but at the same time shows a realism that mainstream cinema has missed for years…I will be recommending this title in my store for those looking for an authentic urban film.


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