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Brick Mansions (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime | 25 April 2014 (USA)
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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.

Director:

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 ... 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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Taglines:

Undercover and never Outgunned See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

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

Gross USA:

$20,396,829

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,896,829
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Runtime:

| (Extended Cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where they show the prison holding Lino, it is actually the Montreal Biosphere. See more »

Goofs

In each shot of the missile overlooking Detroit you get a view of the Renaissance Center from the east, but when they talk about the Zip Code 48216 is the zip code for the west side of Detroit. See more »

Quotes

Tremaine Alexander: Where I come from, cash rule everything around me. You heard that one, right?
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Heaven Is for Real (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Nowhere to Run
Written by Rob Apex
Remixed by Datsik and Excision
Courtesy of Lifted Music
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Unnecessary remake but OK though
16 May 2014 | by viceroy_88See all my reviews

I like the good cinematography, even the opening credits alone already made me liked it. David Belle is still very cool with his spins, back-flips, jumps and other stunts. It has been 10 years but I don't see any degradation of his parkour skills.

Paul Walker did good as Belle's partner-in-crime, even though he can't do parkour, he still kicked-ass. Catalina Dennis who plays Belle's girlfriend is consistent with her character, a tough girl who doesn't stand still with unfair treatments. The lousy one is RZA who plays the drug lord Tremain. Well, in my opinion he can't act, his face expression just doesn't make it.

For those who like parkour but haven't watched Banlieue 13, this might as well be in your watchlist. It's still okay even if you have watched Banlieue 13 (like me), because it was in French and it felt quite weird, even with subtitles.


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