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12 Rounds (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 27 March 2009 (USA)
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Detective Danny Fisher discovers his girlfriend has been kidnapped by an 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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Genres:

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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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Renny Harlin's first film to direct with his production company Midnight Sun Pictures. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the opening sequence, the people speaking over the communication net are not pronouncing street names properly (Ex: "Conti street" should be pronounced Cont-eye. 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

Theatrical PG-13 version 108 min. and director's unrated cut 110 min. See more »

Connections

Followed by 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (2015) 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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You'll be surprised
20 March 2009 | by Fruityloops_2002See all my reviews

As you may or may not know John Cena's film '12 Rounds' was released in Australia on the 19th of March.

Just got home from seeing it and i have to say it was great. Good, solid movie all the way through. Having Renny Harlin as director obviously helped make this a much better effort than previous WWE films. Don't want to give away too much cause i really think people will actually like this movie and that they should go see it. Good cast - Brain J White was by far the stand out. But I have to say John's performance was so much better this time around and you really can notice a difference between his acting ability in '12 Rounds' and 'The Marine'. He's not as tense and you can actually believe what he's saying. There are little tiny things (maybe like 2 moments in the film) that your like 'as if that could really happen' but the story keeps you too focused to really care.

If you like car chases, you'll like this. If you like John Cena, you'll like this. If you like a little Drama/Romance (Ladies?), you'll like this.

Go see it, I swear you'll be surprised.


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