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Faster (2010)

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An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man.

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George Tillman Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Driver
Mauricio Lopez Mauricio Lopez ... Prison Guard
Jim Gaines Jim Gaines ... Inmate (as James Gaines)
Tom Berenger ... Warden
Jan Hoag ... Receptionist
Courtney Gains ... Telemarketer
Billy Bob Thornton ... Cop
Michael Irby ... Vaquero
Josh Clark ... Uniform
Carla Gugino ... Cicero
Michael Blain-Rozgay Michael Blain-Rozgay ... TV Anchor
Mike Epps ... Roy Grone
Sidney S. Liufau Sidney S. Liufau ... Kenny (as Sid S. Liufau)
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ... Killer
Maggie Grace ... Lily
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Storyline

A lone man, recently released from prison, seeks out the people from his past who he believes betrayed him. While he forces each to atone for their sins, he must also face what meting out vengeance will do to his immortal soul. Meanwhile, he's not the only one looking to settle old scores. Hired by the man responsible for the events which lead him to prison, an eccentric contract killer follows his every move. Scenes of them crossing paths, sometimes violently, are interspersed with the assassin's self-realizations of how to deal with struggles within his own life. As if old enemies and hired guns aren't enough, a young female detective begrudgingly works alongside a veteran investigator looking to simply survive his last two weeks on the force before retirement, as they seek out the brazen ex-con who has been blazing a path of gasoline-powered destruction in his vintage Chevelle. Written by ahmetkozan

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Slow Justice is No Justice See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, some drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Phil Joanou was originally attached to direct. See more »

Goofs

When Killer is in his car staking out the old man's apartment, you hear the sound of him cocking his semi auto pistol, which takes two hands. As this takes place, you see him put the gun into his holster with one hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prison Guard: Turn around.
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Connections

References Precious (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I am a Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow
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Performed by Indian Bottom Association Old Regular Baptists (as Old Regular Baptists (Indian Bottom Association))
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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Faster
24 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

It's the Rock's performance that makes this movie watchable. Otherwise it's a standard revenge driven action move that doesn't add anything to the genre. Also, I usually have issue when movie characters are underdeveloped, but in this case the assassin and his girlfriend were way too overdeveloped and I just didn't need to know that much about his character - not only did it not add anything to the story, it actually detracted from it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Faster See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehachapi, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,523,153, 28 November 2010

Gross USA:

$23,240,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,626,958
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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