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Transporter 3 (2008)

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Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.

Director:

Olivier Megaton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Frank Martin
Natalya Rudakova ... Valentina
François Berléand ... Tarconi
Robert Knepper ... Johnson
Jeroen Krabbé ... Leonid Vasilev
Alex Kobold Alex Kobold ... Leonid's Aide
David Atrakchi ... Malcom Manville
Yann Sundberg Yann Sundberg ... Flag
Eriq Ebouaney ... Ice
David Kammenos ... Driver Market
Silvio Simac ... Mighty Joe
Oscar Relier ... Thug / Driver
Timo Dierkes Timo Dierkes ... Otto
Igor Koumpan Igor Koumpan ... Cop Ukraine
Paul Barrett ... Captain
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Storyline

Toxic waste bubbles in a ship waiting permission to dock in Odessa. Frank Martin turns down a job in Marseilles, referring it to a pal. A short time later, the pal, wounded by gunfire, crashes his car into Frank's living room and dies, leaving a young woman in the back seat. The employer of the dead man shows up, forces Frank to take the job, snaps a bracelet on his wrist that will explode if Frank gets more than 75 feet from his car, and sends Frank on a journey east with the young woman and a trunk full of something. She's Valentina, nearly mute. Can Frank figure out what's going on, deliver the package, and escape alive? And what does the ship have to do with it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, some sexual content and drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the promotion posters for the film shows Valentina (Natalya Rudakova) posed holding a gun, despite the fact that nowhere in the film does she do so. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when the 2 guys are fishing, one hooks on to a big fish. They are using open-faced spinning rods and reels, but you don't turn the handle to bring large weights up. First you need to pump the rod to make slack and then wind fast to take up that slack. If you do it the way they did, the line twists and breaks. See more »

Quotes

Johnson: You've disappointed me.
Frank Martin: You won't be the first, and you won't be the last. I told you I wanted to do this in person.
Johnson: That won't be necessary. You see, since we had our little chat at the beginning of the mission, I've been thinking I don't need the best man for this mundane assignment. Any idiot with a drivers' license will do, so, in the words of the great American Donald Trump, I'm sorry, but you're fired.
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Connections

References The Apprentice (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Hopladi Hoplada
Written by Daghan Baydur
Chappell World Series
(p) & (c) Marlowlynn Limited
With Courtesy of Universal Publishing Production Music France
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The Worst in the Series
8 August 2014 | by ultimatenexusSee all my reviews

This is a sequel with no energy and a plot that focuses on all the wrong things. The girl that Frank is stuck with for most of the movie is obnoxious and a frustratingly horrible actress.

This could have been a good movie. I mean, it's got Frank having to drive a girl around, with an explosive anklet that'll blast him to smithereens if he's separated from his car. And she's the daughter of a politician who's being blackmailed into signing some document to allow chemical ships to get into the country without a hassle. Oh, and it's got Robert Knepper, an underrated actor, playing the villain.

Where did it go wrong? Maybe it was the fact this installment didn't match or surpass the fun ridiculousness of the first two (with the exception of Frank driving his car onto a train--and then THROUGH the train--to get to the bad guy). Or maybe it was the fact that the fight scenes were sped up (they literally fast-forwarded through some of the fights!) and blurry, with too many close-ups for you to tell just what the hell is going on. Oh, and that girl. That girl was terrible.

Some people may enjoy this, but for me, it was a huge disappointment.


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Release Date:

26 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Transporter 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,063,452, 30 November 2008

Gross USA:

$31,715,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,979,549
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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