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Brick Mansions (2014)

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An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

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Camille Delamarre

Writers:

Luc Besson (screenplay), Luc Besson (screenplay "Banlieue 13") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Damien Collier
David Belle ... Lino
RZA ... Tremaine Alexander
Goûchy Boy ... K2
Catalina Denis ... Lola
Ayisha Issa ... Rayzah
Carlo Rota ... George the Greek
Andreas Apergis ... Berringer
Richard Zeman ... Major Reno
Robert Maillet ... Yeti
Bruce Ramsay ... Mayor
Frank Fontaine ... Grandfather Collier
Chimwemwe Miller Chimwemwe Miller ... Accountant (as Chimwemwe Dave Miller)
Andy Bradshaw Andy Bradshaw ... Roy (as Anderson Bradshaw)
Ryan Trudeau Ryan Trudeau ... Floyd
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Storyline

In a future where Detroit's most dangerous criminals occupy the city's deserted brick mansions, an undercover cop joins forces with an ex-convict to defeat the notorious drug kingpin who has taken the mayor hostage. Detroit has fallen to crime, and in an effort to contain it, authorities have sealed up the inner city with a massive wall. Once you're inside, you never get out. Lino (David Belle) is an ex-con who's trying to make the best of life in this urban penitentiary when his girlfriend is abducted by ruthless drug lord Tremaine (RZA). Meanwhile, as undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker) contends with deep-rooted corruption within the police department, Tremaine imprisons the mayor, and threatens to detonate a powerful weapon unless he's paid millions in ransom. Despite their differences, Lino and Collier are the only men capable of entering the city, and defeating Tremaine's gang. With the clock ticking, this mismatched duo must now prevent Detroit from being completely ...

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No mercy, no escape, no time. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for frenetic gunplay, violence and action throughout, language, sexual menace and drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Canada | USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

25 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

District B13 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,516,855, 27 April 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,285,518, 22 June 2014
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Runtime:

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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Walker's last fully completed performance (although his final film performance was in Fast & Furious 7 which he was filming at the time of his death). See more »

Goofs

When Paul Walker and David Belle realize the GMC van has no brakes (nor steering), the shots of the vehicle being driven are that of a Mustang: specifically the steering wheel (with the Mustang Pony logo), automatic shift lever, and both speedometer and odometer being that of the GT 350. On close attention, the trip reads 00000. See more »

Quotes

Damien Collier: ["Count3"]
Lino: ["3"]
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Alternate Versions

Unrated Cut: Found on the blu-ray released in the U.S. Runs 100 minutes. See more »

Connections

Edited from Last Call (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Quincy Brooks, Frederick Melendez and Abdul Dominguez
Performed by San Quinn
Courtesy of TW2 Music
By arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
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Poor Legacy of Paul Walker's Filmography
28 August 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"Banlieue 13" was one of the best surprises I had in 2004. This movie is pure adrenaline; actually one of the best action movies that I have recently seen. The greatest attractions are the performances of David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli. David Belle is co-inventor of the sport known as Parkour, "which consists of moving freely in a natural area, including climbing on buildings and taking on whatever is in the way". Cyril Raffaelli is also stunt coordinator and stunt. Together, they are awesome, with amazing choreography that recalls Jackie Chan when he was young. The direction and the story are also good, hooking the attention until the very last scene.

"Brick Mansions" is a bad remake or "copy-paste" and a poor legacy of Paul Walker's filmography. He did not deserve this turkey as his last (and least) movie. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "13° Distrito" ("13th District")


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