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Takers (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 27 August 2010 (USA)
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A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

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John Luessenhop
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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Brown ... Jesse Attica
Hayden Christensen ... A.J.
Matt Dillon ... Jack Welles
Michael Ealy ... Jake Attica
Idris Elba ... Gordon Jennings
Steve Harris ... Lt. Carver
T.I. ... Ghost (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
Jay Hernandez ... Eddie Hatcher
Johnathon Schaech ... Scott
Paul Walker ... John Rahway
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Naomi
Gaius Charles ... Max
Gideon Emery ... Sergei
Zulay Henao ... Monica
Glynn Turman ... Chief Detective Duncan
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Storyline

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. Written by The Massie Twins

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Who's Taking Who? See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

27 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bone Deep See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,512,304, 29 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,744,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,055,695
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to T.I., the director John Luessenhop, Jason Geter, & Will Packer Chris Brown (Jesse) did 95% of his own stunts. See more »

Goofs

Idris Elba's character is named Gordon Cozier, but he is listed in the end credits as playing "Gordon Jennings". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eddie Hatcher: [to Welles] You look like shit, man.
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Connections

Featured in Executing the Heist: The Making of 'Takers' (2011) See more »

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Nearness of You
Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Ned Washington
Performed by David J. Hahn
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Better than Expected
12 November 2010 | by tommydtcbSee all my reviews

After reading the reviews posted here, I had little hope of seeing a good movie, although the fact that the movie was playing at a "budget" theater was incentive enough for me to see it. I'm glad I went. Over the last couple of years, I've found that reviews on movies have become extremely undependable. It seems as though a lot of folks, who fancy themselves as reliable movie critics, have become quite snobbish in their reviews. It's so easy to be critical. Some critics like to feel that they are a step above the rest of us, and therefore more likely to understand how the movie should have been written, versus the flawed production that was actually released upon the public. I'd have missed many a good movie had I listened to the "professionals". This is an entertaining movie. It's not "The Godfather" or "Shawshank Redemption", but it's a good old fashioned action movie that keeps your attention. Get some popcorn and soda, sit back, and enjoy the show.


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