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Brick Mansions (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 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:

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

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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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Trivia

The film takes place in 2018. 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

Edited from Last Call (2013) See more »

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Built to be a Champion
Written and Performed by Supafly, Omar G, and Mondo Man
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Fun... but just another remake
24 April 2014 | by lunarpeopleSee all my reviews

From what I gathered watching Brick Mansions, it's pretty much a step in step remake of the first attempt (French) at this flick by Luc Besson, Yamakasi. And... get this - it has Williams Belle (still in pretty good shape), the very same actor jumping and free running in the first movie. While the premise of the movie has been changed to Detroit (where else in the States?!) the rest is a complete repeat from the original. And while the original movie was a so-so-OK action/parkour semi original non-stop ride, second version became an American-flavored/Hollywood rendition without much originality at all. Just the same same same. I gotta give some love to this remake on account of Paul Walker's (perhaps) last role in it. The action was filmed well with all the usual tricks that Besson uses. If yo haven't seen the original French version, it's a fun action ride. If you are familiar with Yamakasi, don't waste your time and money... You won't get any pleasant surprises.


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Country:

France | Canada | USA | Spain

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:

$71,416,730
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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