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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,285,518, 22 June 2014
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| (Extended Cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Officer Damien Collier's badge number is 313, which is also the telephone area code for the city of Detroit. See more »

Goofs

When Lino and Lola are kidnapping Tremaine, Lola puts the car into Drive and hits the throttle and the car goes in Reverse. 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: Brick Mansions/The Quiet Ones (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Fist
Written by Bruce Sherfield
Performed by Secret Weapon B
Recorded by Loic Canevet at Studio Benzene
Artistic direction Benjamin Desplanques for Benzene Music
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Great Weekend Blockbuster
2 May 2014 | by JohnPaulG07See all my reviews

Brick Masons is a film centered around a project complex within Detroit. As the Mayor pursues advancement of his city the mere existence of this project impedes his plans. Thus begins a wild ride that none of the players involved could have ever predicted. The film is a quality feature with a lot of intense scenes some of which may not be suitable for children and early teens. The drug related content of this film is relatively high however it is done tactfully. All and all I think Paul Walker's acting in this film is consistent to what you have come to expect from him. The film is fast paced and action packed with plenty of hand to hand combat scenes and high speed driving. A movie like this does much justice to Paul Walkers legacy as it speaks well of the roles he was known to play. The ending of the film is quite light with the major point of conflict solved in a twisted sort of way. It really is a shame that Paul Walker passed as I would have liked to see more of this content outside of the Fast and the Furious franchise. A+ all around.


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