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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 that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

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

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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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Stay Charged, Stay Alive! See more »

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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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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,630,226, 10 May 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,560,577, 29 November 2009
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1.85 : 1
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The Concerned Man who is seen very briefly asking Chelios if he's okay is played by UFC mixed martial artist Keith Jardine. Jardine is wearing a shirt that says "MEAN 1". This is appropriate as Jardine's in-ring nickname is "The Dean Of Mean". See more »

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At the Strip Please club: The girl bartender is killed by a head-shot but a few seconds later, the same girl can be seen standing at the bar in the background with the forehead wound already in place. See more »

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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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Tears on My Pillow
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absolute INSANITY!
22 November 2009 | by warthogjumpSee all my reviews

Crank 2 screams insanity from the word go. It yells "bullshit" left, right and centre. The things that happen in this film are extremely far-fetched and anybody chasing a 'realistic' movie will be disappointed.

But then again, who am I to be telling you this. Anybody walking into this movie should already be aware of the pure crap thrown into it from every possible angle.

This review comes from a fan of intense dialogue and drama. However, walking into this movie I expected entertainment. I put the Crank 2 DVD into my DVD player, switched off my brain and hoped for the best. And, that's exactly what I got!

It is just INSANE. I cannot think of another word to describe it.

Anybody who is going to be yelling out during the movie, "that's bullshit" or "that's impossible", will not enjoy this movie. In order for this movie to be enjoyed, your brain needs to be switched off!

So, do yourself a favour: switch off your brain and watch this movie. I guarantee you that you will be entrained to the MAX!


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