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The Prince (2014)

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When his daughter is kidnapped, a retired assassin is drawn back into the life he gave up. To rescue her, he must confront his former rival.

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Brian A. Miller (as Brian A Miller)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Patric ... Paul
Jessica Lowndes ... Angela
Gia Mantegna ... Beth
Bruce Willis ... Omar
Rain ... Mark (as Jung Ji-Hoon)
John Cusack ... Sam
50 Cent ... The Pharmacy
Don Harvey ... Riley
Jesse Pruett ... Wilson
Didi Costine ... Rachel (as Adriana 'Didi' Costine)
Bonnie Somerville ... Susan
Tim Fields ... Jimmy
Johnathon Schaech ... Frank
Andrea Burns ... Janine
Jim Bennett Jim Bennett ... Justin
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Storyline

A mechanic learns that his daughter, whom he thinks is at college, has dropped out. He tries to call her but, when someone else answers the phone, he goes to where she's staying and finds a photo of his daughter with another girl, so he looks for her and asks her where his daughter is. She says that his daughter hooked up with a guy who's from New Orleans. So they go there to find him. When some men refuse to answer his questions they beat him but he fights back, which the girl is amazed that he can do. Eventually they find the guy who tells them where his daughter might be. While on their way some men shoot at them. He learns that they work for a man named Omar who wants him. He still tries to find his daughter while Omar sends his best men to get him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Mercy is for the weak.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Prince See more »

Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,289,595
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The third film that 50 Cent and Bruce Willis have starred in together. The other two being Setup (2011) and Fire with Fire (2012). See more »

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Around 35 minutes in the movie, Paul and Angela leave a bar. When they get in the car and drive off, you can see the camera man up close in the side windows of the car. See more »

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Riley: [seeing Paul walk past] Son of a bitch. Carl, bring in all your guys.
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Anemic Action
9 September 2014 | by 3xHCCHSee all my reviews

"The Prince" is a deceptive film. It had a well-made poster, with an intriguing title and well-known actors in its cast. It looked like it would be a solid action film. The opening credits looked very good as well and smartly conceptualized. However, they did not deliver on their promise.

Paul (Jason Patric) loses contact with his daughter Beth, who was supposedly in college. It appears she had fallen into bad company and was heavy into the drugs habit. Paul just so happened to be a former topnotch assassin with massive skills to kill. While rescuing his daughter, Paul single-handedly routs the entire drug organization, who turns out to be led by Omar (Bruce Willis), a man with the biggest score to settle with Paul.

The action sequences in this film were so basic, with nary any imagination put into them. They had little to no intensity nor excitement, since the protagonist just was conveniently too perfectly superhuman.

So if the success of this film all depended on the charisma of the protagonist, then Jason Patric simply does not have "IT". In fact, he never had it throughout his career. He was already in lead roles back in the 1990s (albeit in unfortunate films like "Speed 2: Cruise Control) but he never did catch on as a major star. Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis and even Jason Statham have done this very same story before, and all with better results than this.

John Cusack had very little to do as Sam, Paul's friend. 50 Cent was at least more interesting as a cool drug lord named "The Pharmacy." Korean superstar Rain wastes his talents as Omar's right-hand man Mark. Jessica Lowndes was just annoying as Beth's addict friend Angela. Gia Mantegna was one-note throughout her performance as drugged-out Beth.

Overall, this film is just an anemic cousin of films like "Die Hard" or "Taken" but with none of its excitement and entertainment value. Jason Patric fails yet again as the lead actor.


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