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Transporter 3 (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 26 November 2008 (USA)
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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.

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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 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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Do not step away from the vehicle. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

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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Country:

France | USA | Ukraine

Release Date:

26 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Transporter 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,063,452, 30 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,715,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,979,549
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song in the scene which Frank is seen making out with Valentina following Frank's forced striptease is "Hell Around The Corner" by Tricky. The song borrows music from the song "Glory Box" by Portishead. "Glory Box" by Portishead was featured in Stealing Beauty (1996) which starred Jason Statham's future Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) co-star Jason Flemyng whom played Dmitri in Transporter 2 (2005). Tricky had starred in the Luc Besson science fiction film The Fifth Element (1997) as Right Arm was the screenwriter of The Transporter (2002). See more »

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You can constantly see that the tail lights from the Audis are sometimes from the older model and some times from the redesigned one. See more »

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Frank Martin: Let me guess. You're the smart one.
The Giant: No. I am the big one.
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Follows The Transporter (2002) See more »

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Bounce
Performed by Busta Rhymes
Written by Mike Elizondo (as Michael Elizondo) / Melvin Bradford / Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith)
(c) Elvis Mambo Music / Music of Windswept / Five Card Music, administrated for the world by Bug Music / Windswept,
represented in France by French Fried Music, T'Ziah'S Music / Ensign Music / Sony/ATV Melody
2001 WB Music Corp. / Hard Working Black Folks Inc.
Music of Windswept represented by Famous Music Publishing France
(p) 2001 BMG Music LLC
With Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (France)
With Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music France
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Good and amusing third part with nonstop action and frenetic movement
26 September 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Based on the characters created by Robert Mark Kamen and Luc Besson , this third entry deals with the former mercenary Frank Martin (Jason Statham), he is expert on deliveries of high risk , but he is now on holiday along with his friend Inspector Tarconi (Francois Berleand) . Two-fisted Frank is back and puts the driving gloves on when he becomes involved in the kidnapping of Valentina (Natalya Rudakova), daughter of a Ukranian government official (Jeroen Krabbe) to carry her from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea . As a criminal organization forces him to undertake another deadly mission and adding an intrigue about nuclear waste . En route, he has to take on with a dangerous thug (Rob Kneeper) and ominous nasties who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the trail of his risked aim .

This exciting picture gets noisy action , suspense , tension and lots of violence when the thrilling fights and murders take place , being pretty entertaining . Chases galore abound with breathtaking velocities and rousing pursuits where the cars leap and fly . It's a run-of-the-mill action film as from the beginning to the end the action-packed is interminable . In addition , incredible struggles with bound and leaps by the trainer master Corey Yeun as martial arts choreographer and main artificer of spectacular choreography from Hong Kong cinema . Overwhelming race cars and impressive pursuits are made by authentic stunts and computer generator especial effects . Jason Statham is top-notch as action hero who specializes moving goods of all kinds ,he's a tough man fighting stunningly . Rob Kneeper is excellent as an extremely clever villainous . Lively , stirring musical score fitting to the action by Alexander Azaria and shimmer , colorful cinematography by Giovanni Fiore . This frantic , adrenalina motion picture is lavishly produced by the French producer and director Luc Besson with his production company called Europacops o and well directed by Olivier Megaton (Colombiana , Red siren) . In conclusion the film provides fast and furious entertainment and action unstopped with no sense and developed with continuous movement and fast paced . It's a must see for action lovers . This is a superior installment , being preceded by ¨Transporter 2¨ also by Louis Leterrier with Alessandro Gassman , Amber Valetta and Jason Fleming ; and being the best the original ¨The transporter¨ by Corey Yeun and Louis Leterrier with Qi Shu , Matt Schulze and Ric Young .


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