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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 ... 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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This year, the holidays come faster. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,240,020, 10 February 2011
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie had an extended ending in which Dwayne Johnson has a final showdown with the assassin, but the scene was cut. It can be found among the bonus content on the DVD. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, as Driver retrieves the car, just after reading the map and papers, a revolver is shown under the seat. As it is lifted, you can see 2 hollow-point rounds from the front. But next, when he opens the cylinder and spins it, you can see that all the primers have been fired. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prison Guard: Turn around.
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Referenced in Famous: Billy Bob Thornton See more »

Soundtracks

Short Change Hero
Written by Kelvin Swaby, Daniel Taylor (as Dan Taylor), Spencer Page and Chris Ellul
Performed by The Heavy
Courtesy of Counter Records
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It's about time!
25 November 2010 | by kowgirl_tina-1See all my reviews

This was the first movie our family went to in a long time, and it was so worth it! My boys said it was excellent.

The plot was simple enough, bad guy wants revenge for the murder of a loved one. In all honesty, it didn't seem to need a wide range of acting from Dwayne Johnson (aka, The Rock). I should rephrase that; it wasn't so much the dialog, but his mannerisms and facial expressions that said it all!

The movie wasn't just about revenge, it also looked into how he got to be the way he was... the way he was treated growing up. It talked about forgiveness & redemption.

I say it's about time The Rock (I will always know him as that!) got back to what he does best, Action/Adventure. Like The Rundown he did with Sean Scott.

All in All, I would give this movie a B++


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