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Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010)

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Hords of insane assassins (2 cute) gather in or near a bar waiting to kill an insignificant FBI pencil pusher at 3AM and collect $3M. He's kept in a safe house/bunker nearby surrounded by FBI agents. Action awaits.


P.J. Pesce


Olatunde Osunsanmi (screenplay), Olumide Odebunmi (screenplay) | 6 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Walter Weed
Clayne Crawford ... Agent Baker
Tommy Flanagan ... Lazlo Soot
Maury Sterling ... Lester Tremor
Martha Higareda ... Ariella Martinez
Christopher Michael Holley ... Malcolm Little
Ernie Hudson ... Anthony Vejar
Michael Parks ... Fritz Tremor
Autumn Reeser ... Kaitlyn 'AK-47' Tremor
Vinnie Jones ... Finbar McTeague
Hrothgar Mathews ... Agent Redstone
Jared Keeso ... Agent Nicholas
Jason Schombing ... Agent Abrego
David Richmond-Peck ... Agent Dominic Dumare
Grant Elliott Grant Elliott ... Agent Partch


Walter Weed is an unassuming desk jockey at the FBI when the Bureau uncovers a plot to assassinate him. A team of degenerate, psychotic assassins dispatched by mystery man Hal Leuco to win a huge bounty includes a resourceful beauty who has a unique method of killing her prey, a power-tool wielding psychopath and a deadly master of disguise. Written by Universal Home Video

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Smokin' Aces Prequel See more »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The contract on Walter Weed (and his retirement) were scheduled for April 19. The next day (4/20) is commonly known as "Weed Day" See more »


When the driver is shot to death, the vehicle won't stop moving. Unless there's someone to hold the brakes. See more »


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Title Card: rather than dashing, gun-toting g-men, most FBI employees are information analysts, sifting through millions of telephone, email, and data transmissions to uncover threats of violent crime, terrorism, and espionage against the United States. / occasionally, bureau members themselves become the target of threats; these require extraordinary precautions, often including top-secret procedures outside the realm of normal protocol. / the unintended consequences of such secret activities...
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Performed by James Brown
Written by James Brown and Betty Newsome
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Don't waste your time...
12 January 2010 | by r-chrystalSee all my reviews

Here is a very brief review of the first movie (or at least what i thought of it) - Brilliant. Plenty of action, developed characters, good story line, nicely paced and well directed and acted.

Here is a very brief review of this movie - terrible.

Why you ask? Mainly because it has nothing that the original movie had. Admittedly this film doesn't have the budget that the original had, but the way that it falls down could have been solved without further expense. The characters aren't developed in any way. I can't really explain this without adding spoilers, so i won't, but believe me, there is no recognition of ANY of the "new" assassins background or any story behind their assassination "style". Lazlo Soot (a returning character) isn't in any way as likable as in the original. His whole "human face mask" approach was very refreshing in the first film, but tired and used in this attempt. He adds very little in all. As for the Tremors? They just aren't the Tremors. Simple.

The action is average at best. Nothing special to report unfortunately. A lot of it just feels very rushed- cops get killed, one or two assassins get killed, more cops get killed. Unfortunately it all happens within 5 minutes, so there isn't even a chance for some of the assassins to even attempt getting to their target.

However, the story line does end out with a fairly OK twist, even if it is slightly far fetched. It gives reasoning behind the actions of the assassins and their "contracts". Not anything special though. So it's not all too bad i guess.

In a nutshell, I would recommend that you just go watch the first one again. There's a reason as to why this release is straight-to-video. This is only my opinion though, so by all means, give it a try. You might end up liking it more than i did :)

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