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Crank: High Voltage (2009)

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Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker which requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

Directors:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)

Writers:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Chev Chelios
Amy Smart ... Eve
Dwight Yoakam ... Doc Miles
Efren Ramirez ... Venus
Julanne Chidi Hill ... Dark Chocolate
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Ricky Verona
Reno Wilson ... Orlando
Keone Young ... Don Kim
Art Hsu ... Johnny Vang
Joseph Julian Soria ... Chico
Bai Ling ... Ria
Clifton Collins Jr. ... El Huron
David Carradine ... Poon Dong
Corey Haim ... Randy
Geri Horner ... Karen Chelios (as Geri Halliwell)
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Storyline

Chev Chelios survives a fall from the sky, sort of. He's in an unknown location, sedated, while various Chinese are harvesting his organs. His heart is gone, in an ice chest; a temporary in its place. Chev escapes, knowing only the name of the guy with the ice chest. He calls Doc Miles, an unlicensed cardiologist, who tells him there's only an hour's life in the artificial heart: keep it charged. Chev needs to find his own heart and get to Doc for a transplant. He starts his time-limited pursuit of shadowy figures, the ice chest, and his heart aided by Eve, Rei, and Venus - a stripper, a prostitute, and a pal with Tourette's - constantly needing an electric charge to keep going. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Fully charged. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for frenetic strong bloody violence throughout, crude and graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Both Dwight Yoakam and Maynard James Keenan appear in this film. Yoakam previously replaced Keenan in the role of Raoul in Panic Room (2002). See more »

Goofs

At the end of Crank 1, Chelios is running from the police and they saw him in the helicopter. However, in the beginning of Crank: High Voltage the TV presenter says that the man is unknown. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fish Halman: In a story so bizarre I can scarcely believe the event I'm reporting, and yet corroborated by at least a dozen eye witnesses. A white male apparently fell from the sky above downtown Los Angeles today, landed in the middle of a busy intersection, destroying one vehicle and hospitalising its elderly driver,and then was removed from the scene even before emergency personnel could respond. Without a body the police have yet to piece together the events of the day.It can only be ...
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Crazy Credits

During the credits there is a sequence with Doc Miles giving Chev his heart operation with Dark Chocolate assisting him and Eve looking on. When the heart was put in, Doc Miles tried to revive Chev with a defibrillator only for him to flat-line. Doc Miles takes Eve away and right when the production credits end, the camera closes in on Chev's burned and bandaged body and his eyes pop open, showing that he is still alive. See more »

Alternate Versions

German DVD release was cut by approx. 2,5 minutes to secure a "Not under 18" rating. For the "Not under 16" version more than eight minutes were removed. See more »


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Written by Raney Shockne
Performed by Love and Hate
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User Reviews

 
Absolutely INSANE!!
18 April 2009 | by akumousSee all my reviews

If you watch the first one then you know what expect but if you haven't then my advice to you is ignore all logic and enjoy the ride because this movie is not be taken seriously.

Crank High Voltage, is one of the best works from our beloved British actor, Jason Statham, with insane action, jokes, absurd scenes (nudity and other nonsense), and over the top craziness.

I was really impressed how well paced this movie was and how insanely funny it was as well. There is never a dull moment and it has one of the best cinematography for a low budget film of its caliber. Take tips Hollywood, this is how movies should be made without the need of overdone CGI; charm and character always triumphs. This is a great movie to kick off Spring the break..GO SEE IT!!! TELL YOUR BUDDIES AND GRAB SOME BEER AND ENJOY THE INSANE ENTERTAINMENT...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crank 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,963,565, 19 April 2009

Gross USA:

$13,684,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,572,541
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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