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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Driver
Mauricio Lopez ... Prison Guard
Jim Gaines ... Inmate (as James Gaines)
... Warden
... Receptionist
... Telemarketer
... Cop
... Vaquero
... Uniform
... Cicero
... TV Anchor
... Roy Grone
Sidney S. Liufau ... Kenny (as Sid S. Liufau)
... Killer
... 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 & 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 StoutOfHeart

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Justice is swift. Vengeance is faster. See more »


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

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24 November 2010 (USA)  »

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Venganza letal  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

George Tillman, Jr., who primarily directs dramas, made this film as an homage to action films from the 1970s. Tillman had no prior experience in directing action films. See more »

Goofs

When Driver kills his first victim in a point blank range, the cubicle wall behind the victim is splattered with blood. Later when Cop is watching the surveillance footage of Driver and the victim, the blood splatter on the wall is smaller. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prison Guard: Turn around.
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Soundtracks

Bloodbuzz Ohio
Written by Matt Berninger (as Matthew Berninger), Aaron Dessner and Padma Newsome
Performed by The National
Courtesy of 4AD Records
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I'll be brief
20 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

I thought The Rock had abandoned us for Disney movies until I went to an early screening of Faster hosted by our local Rock station.

No spoiler alert necessary because I'll keep this short. This movie is action packed from the opening scene but has two twist, one a whodunit, the other about a character's origin, not even hinted at in the previews.

The plot starts simply enough. The Rock walks or rather runs out of prison after 10 years and starts hunting down the guys responsible for killing his brother. Things get complicated when the cops (Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino) and a playboy-assassin (Oliver Cohen) and his girlfriend (Maggie Grace, LOST!) start hunting him. There are great supporting actors like Mike Epps, Moon Bloodgood and Mr. Eko from LOST along the way.

I enjoyed it, my wife enjoyed it and we are going with her family to see it again after Thanksgiving lunch.


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