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Blitz (2011)

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Blitz is a movie starring Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, and Aidan Gillen. A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brant
... Nash
... Weiss
... Falls
... Dunlop
... Radnor
... Roberts
... Stokes
Nicky Henson ... Superintendent Brown
Steven Harwood-Brown ... Metal (as Steven Harwood Brown)
Bill Champion ... Dr. Leonard
... McDonald
... Cross
... Sandra (as Ellie Fairman)
... Precocious PC
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Storyline

Detective Sergeant Tom Brant who is dispatched to take down a serial killer hell bent on killing off the police force one by one. "The Blitz" manages to slip through the grasp of Tom every time, and with the precious lives of his colleagues diminishing one by one, Tom is led to the question: if we can't protect our own, then what good are we? Written by Anonymous

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It's cop-killer versus killer-cop.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, language, some drug use and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 May 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Blic  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£266,148 (United Kingdom), 20 May 2011, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,774,948, 31 December 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Detective Sergeant Tom Brant (portrayed in this movie by Jason Statham) is a character in a series of novels by Ken Bruen. This movie is an adaptation of one of them. See more »

Goofs

When Weiss gets into the cab he sits with his back to the driver. In the next shot the cab is seen with the only passenger in the back sitting facing the driver, but in the next shot Weiss is again sitting with his back to the driver See more »

Quotes

[a gang of teenage lads try to mug Brant in the street at night. Brant produces a long J-shaped wooden stick and hits one of the lads with it - hard]
Brant: This, lads, is a hurley. Used in the Irish game of hurling - a cross between hockey and murder.
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Blitz (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Gloves
Performed by GOOSE
Written by Karkousse / Martijn / Coghe / Libeert
Published by Strictly Confidential
Licensed Courtesy of Skint Records
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A good action flick
7 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie is an action packed thriller, one that should be enjoyed with a couple of beers in a man cave (with friends, of course). Some scenes are quite violent and gory, including depictions of dismembered body parts and brain splatterings. There are some hilarious moments that are perhaps more funny because the movie is otherwise quite serious. The main actor (Statham) plays his role well and has an edge about him that comes off as real. He had some nice banter with his homosexual boss, but thankfully there wasn't any suggestion of any sexual tension between the two (not because I'm homophobic, but because I think it would distract from the action too much.) The rest of the cast was average. The deranged killer was neither scary nor psychotic and I didn't get the feeling that he was really on a killing spree. I guess the bar of the deranged killer was set by the Joker from Batman. Overall, a good movie to watch once.


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