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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.

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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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Taglines:

This time, the rules are the same. Except one. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | 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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The following installment, The Transporter Refueled (2015), is a reboot of this film and the previous films The Transporter (2002) and Transporter 2 (2005). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning two men open a shipping container, the contents of it are too hard to see in the dark so they switch a fluorescent light on mounted in the ceiling of the container which generally don't include electricity. See more »

Quotes

Valentina: Am I not sexy?
Frank Martin: [uninterested] ... yeah, you're sexy.
Valentina: [elatedly] You're the gay!
Frank Martin: Nope! I am not "the gay."
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Connections

Referenced in Hierarchy (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Hell Is Around the Corner
Written by Isaac Hayes / Tricky
Performed by Tricky
(c) East Memphis Music Corp. / Island Music Ltd
(p) 1995 Island Records Ltd
With Courtesy of Universal Music Vision
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Fight scenes are shot & edited so poorly
18 March 2009 | by udar55See all my reviews

Honestly, I thought I was going to have an epileptic fit from the fight scenes. No joke - in a one minute fight scene there are almost 50 cuts. Can you imagine Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan or Tony Jaa doing that? No way. The point of an action film is to highlight cool action scenes. You can't do that when this Michael Bay-influenced rapid fire editing.

I liked the first two entries in this series, but this one is really, really bad. I think the blame lies with director Olivier Megaton who seems to not know how to shoot or edit a fight scene to save his life. Seriously, why hire Corey Yuen to do your fight scenes if you are going to cut ever half second? Just a complete mess. The sad part is that nearly 60% of the movie is edited like this. Honestly, do we need three flash cuts when you are just showing a picture on a passport?


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