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12 Rounds (2009)

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Detective Danny Fisher discovers his girlfriend has been kidnapped by a ex-con tied to Fisher's past, and he'll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writer:

Daniel Kunka

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cena ... Danny Fisher
Aidan Gillen ... Miles Jackson
Ashley Scott ... Molly Porter
Steve Harris ... George Aiken
Brian White ... Hank Carver
Gonzalo Menendez ... Ray Santiago
Taylor Cole ... Erica Kessen
Kyle Clements ... Dave Fisher
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo Peter Navy Tuiasosopo ... Willie Dumaine
Travis Davis ... Anthony Deluso
Nick Gomez ... Samuel
Brian Decaro Brian Decaro ... FBI Agent Gator
Rosalind Rubin Rosalind Rubin ... FBI Agent Sheila
Billy Slaughter ... Technician
Kim Collins ... Phil the Plumber
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Storyline

Uniformed New Orleans PD officer Danny Fisher earns his promotion to detective to his near-rather lucky, albeit brave, arrest of ruthless terrorist arms-dealer Miles Jackson, whose girlfriend Erica Kessen got accidentally killed during the dirty FBI-operation. Exactly a year later, Miles has escaped and blows up Danny's house as foretaste of a Herculean race to accomplish twelve near-impossible tasks against the clock, otherwise his kidnapped wife Molly will be killed. Yet at the end, another master-plan is suspected. Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 desafíos See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,329,240, 29 March 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,232,937, 7 June 2009
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For each day of filming, director Renny Harlin rewarded the most valuable cast or crew member for that day with a bottle of Finlandia vodka. See more »

Goofs

When Danny's house explodes the force from the blast throws Danny across the street, the blast didn't knock over the surrounding fence or a bike leaning on the fence. See more »

Quotes

Det. Danny Fisher: I'm training the world's most dominant pug. He's going through a bulking phase.
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical release is cut by 15 seconds. The distributor chose to remove focus on a bloodied knife used to stab a man and close-up focus on the bloodied face of a woman after she has been hit by a van. These cuts were made to achieve a 12A classification, and were in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. The certificate was raised to 15 for the DVD and passed uncut. See more »


Soundtracks

Feel You
Written by Jonas Genberg
Performed by Crumbland
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o Warner Chappell Music Finland
Courtesy of Terra Recordings
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Lackluster
21 November 2010 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

John Cena, who should stick to the wrestling ring, does in 12 ROUNDS what boils down to a reprise of his character from THE MARINE. The plot is also the same, which has Cena once again chasing after his kidnapped wife. The actress playing the wife even looks like the wife from THE MARINE. The only difference is this time, Cena must match wits with an IRA type who puts Cena through a series of improbable tasks to save her. The film is of the shaky camera and CGI variety, and it frankly isn't as heart-pounding as THE MARINE. This is partly because we've seen it all before, and because the tasks Cena must undertake are completely unbelievable. Plus the acting is sub par. The flick also is highly derivative of past flicks like DIE HARD, PHONE BOOTH, DIRTY HARRY, CELL PHONE and LETHAL WEAPON, among others.


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