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Armored (2009)

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A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.

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Nimród Antal

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Mike Cochrane
Jean Reno ... Quinn
Laurence Fishburne ... Baines
Amaury Nolasco ... Palmer
Fred Ward ... Duncan Ashcroft
Milo Ventimiglia ... Eckehart
Skeet Ulrich ... Dobbs
Columbus Short ... Ty Hackett
Andre Jamal Kinney ... Jimmy Hackett
Andrew Fiscella ... Dispatcher #1
Nick Jameson ... Homeless Man
Glenn Taranto ... Joe the Cook
Lorna Raver ... Child Welfare Agent
Garry Guerrier Garry Guerrier ... Federal Guard
Robert Harvey ... Bank Guard
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The war veteran, Ty Hackett, is hired to work as security guard by the Eagle Shield Security where his old friend Mike Cochroone works. Ty is having financial difficulties after the death of his father, and is raising his brother Jimmy alone. He teams up with Mike's brother-in-law, Baines, and their coworkers Quinn, Palmer and Dobbs. One night, Mike invites Ty to join in the robbery of two armored trucks transporting forty-two million dollars. The reluctant Ty accepts after Mike promises that nobody would be hurt in the heist. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They have a plan that's going to catch EVERYBODY off-guard. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, some disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armoured See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,511,128, 6 December 2009

Gross USA:

$15,988,876

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,942,221
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2.35 : 1
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There is only one woman who has a speaking role in the movie: the child protection agent played by Lorna Raver. Her role is shorter than 4 minutes. Elizabeth Rivera has a non-speaking role. See more »

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The idea of taking out the pins in order to get into the truck would not work. Even if they had gotten all the pins out, the locking mechanism would still hold the door in place. See more »

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[first lines]
Ty Hackett: Rise and shine, let's go... You gonna miss the bus, get up.
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An Almost Perfect Plan
17 March 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The war veteran Ty Hackett (Columbus Short) is hired to work as security guard by the Eagle Shield Security where his old friend Mike Cochroone (Matt Dyllon) works. Ty is having financial difficulties after the death of his father and is raising his brother Jimmy (Andre Jamal Kinney) alone. He teams up with Mike's brother-in-law Baines (Laurence Fishburne) and their coworkers Quinn (Jean Reno), Palmer (Amaury Nolasco) and Dobbs (Skeet Ulrich). One night, Mike invites Ty to robber the two armored trucks that will transport forty-two million dollars. The reluctant Ty accepts after the promise of Mike that nobody would be hurt in the heist. They bring the trucks to an old mill and hide the money in a hole; however their operation is witnessed by a tramp. Baines shots the man with his shotgun and Ty decides to help him; but when Mike executes the homeless man, Ty locks himself inside a truck with half the amount.

"Armored" is an action movie about an almost perfect plan to heist two armored trucks by the security guards that should protect the transported money. The key character is the ambiguous Ty, a man that is facing financial difficulties in his private life that accept to participate in the heist but betrays his friends. Therefore, the hero of "Armored" is actually a traitor that is rewarded in the end. This unlikable character should have been better developed in the screenplay to give a better explanation for his despicable attitude (the betrayal). On the other hand, the naiveness of the five experienced men inviting a newcomer on the eve of the scheduled date of a heist sounds very unreasonable. It is impressive how fat Laurence Fishburne is. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Assalto ao Carro Blindado" ("Heist of the Armored Car")


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