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.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Both John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez admitted certain scenes with them together felt uncomfortable because they are close friends and attend church together. See more »

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Po Po's Gang
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Darrin Milton
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Excellent old fashioned film-making
1 February 2010 | by DragonsoulsSee all my reviews

The Take isn't one of those films you'll remember forever, it's plot simplistic, and script not without some flaws, but you will definitely remember the performances by the entire cast.

I always defended Leguizamo as a serious actor, while some claim he's always typecast. I knew he was talented, and he immediately sets the tension in this film. He does a great job in every scene. Rosie Perez was also intense, nice to see her always. Lequizamo drives the film, he's clearly not just a supporting actor. He deserves to be A-listed.

Another honorable mention is the directing of the film. I loved the Urban cinematography! East LA was never covered better. The old fashioned town is shown well, and gritty atmosphere adds to the already dark tale.

Overall, a good old school revenge tale, a modern western perhaps! 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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