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Twelve (2010)

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A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Jordan Melamed (screenplay), Nick McDonell (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chace Crawford ... White Mike
Rory Culkin ... Chris
Philip Ettinger ... Hunter
Esti Ginzburg ... Sara Ludlow
50 Cent ... Lionel (as Curtis Jackson)
Zoë Kravitz ... Gabby
Billy Magnussen ... Claude
Emily Meade ... Jessica Brayson
Emma Roberts ... Molly
Ellen Barkin ... Jessica's Mother
Kiefer Sutherland ... Narrator (voice)
Ako ... Mrs. Fong
Dionne Audain ... Nana's Mother
Gregg Bello ... Detective Keminski
Maxx Brawer Maxx Brawer ... Andrew
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Storyline

A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

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No one needs anything here. It's all about want.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong drug content, alcohol abuse, language, sexual material, brief nudity and some violence - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,238, 8 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$181,591, 15 August 2010
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Emma Roberts, Zoë Kravitz and Rosalyn Coleman would go star together again in "It's Kinda of a Funny Story (2010)" See more »

Goofs

At the party, as Claude is shooting, you can clearly see the slide on his Glock lock back indicating that the magazine is empty, but he shoots three more times. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: So you're born in the capital of the world and you can never escape. And that's how it is because that's how everyone wants it to be. It is all about want. No one needs anything here. It is about when you wake up in the morning and the snow is already coming down and it's bright between the buildings where the sun falls but already dark where the shadows are. And it's all about the want. What do you want? Because if you don't want something you've got nothing. You are adrift. You're washed away...
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Connections

References Video Nasty: Stoya (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Twins
Written by Tobias J Record and Ashley Witt
Performed by Toby Record and Ashley Witt
Courtesy of All Ears Music
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A hidden gem, you're missing out.
5 November 2011 | by cercySee all my reviews

Like many others, I can't understand how this film #1: gets bad reviews and #2: wasn't nominated under either the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards.

The movie was unbelievably gripping. It unfolded with just enough twists to leave you almost white-knuckling your seat. The acting was also really solid. I'm loving Curtis 50 Cent Jackson's performance, and see nothing but up for Emma Roberts.

The story was real. It didn't give you any fluff, and gave a wonderful depth/insight to the main characters, much to the delightful assistance of Kiefer Sutherland's narrations. I also enjoyed the artistic flashback clips, which, I felt provided just a touch of light to an otherwise dark stork.

Now I want to read the book. I suggest you either do the same, or see this movie.


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