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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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The cop Eckhardt was originally written as a middle aged man. See more »

Goofs

When Hackett enters the dressing room, on the morning of the heist, Baines' locker is closed, then open and closed again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ty Hackett: Rise and shine, let's go... You gonna miss the bus, get up.
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Swingers
Written and Performed by Howie
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
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Good movie, surprisingly tense
4 December 2009 | by sir-montagSee all my reviews

Good, boring or bad? It's good. Worth your money? If you can spare it for a ticket, sure. Better than the trailer makes it seem? Yes, oddly.

There isn't much to the script - Guards working at armored truck company move vast amounts of cash. Guards see opportunity to retire as millionaires, one of them is too honest to go along with it all, and a well-laid plan goes to hell.

This could have been a poorly-executed Reservoir Dogs ripoff, but the skill of the cast and the director's ability to make just about anything tense pull it out of that realm and put it onto a solid footing.


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