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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

Gross USA:

$23,240,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,626,958
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Dwayne Johnson walks into the bail bond office, Mike Epps's character starts to tell him that the big guy to his left was a Samoan Champion Ultimate Fighter. Dwayne Johnson is half Samoan. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, as Driver is running away from prison to retrieve his vehicle, you can see police vehicles blocking the road to allow for uninterrupted filming in the background. See more »

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[first lines]
Prison Guard: Turn around.
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Connections

References Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
Written by Mickey Newbury
Performed by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Dwayne Johnson handles himself adequately well in Faster
2 December 2010 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is the second of two movies I watched with my movie theatre-working friend today (The first was Tangled). I was partly hesitant to watch what I thought was going to be an exploitative revenge flick starring a former wrestler once known as The Rock. To my pleasant surprise, it was a little more than that though there was the requisite shootings that earned this an R-rating though not a hard one like that for The Expendables last August. In the leading role, Dwayne Johnson moves well and handles what dialogue he has adequately well. And co-star Billy Bob Thornton does his usual fine turn as the about-to-retire cop coming after him. Although the story is handled seriously enough, I had an "MST3K" moment when another cop played by Carla Gugino asks "Haven't I seen this guy before?" when looking at Johnson's surveillance tape and I replied back to the screen "Yeah, in Race to Witch Mountain!" (I have to admit here that I actually said "Escape" before my friend corrected me.) And when "Lost" veteran Maggie Grace appeared on screen, this same friend thought she was in Son-in-Law with Pauly Shore possibly mistaking her for the role Gugino played there. (I corrected him but I don't know if he got it) By the way, Ms. Grace seems here mostly for eye candy though she appearing in a black bikini is the closest to skin showing here. Another star from the TV show I just mentioned, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, has a great scene with Dwayne as a preacher who was previously part of the gang that had his brother killed asking for forgiveness and willing to forgive him as well. Not every subplot made sense or seemed necessary, but it was a mostly enjoyably diverting 90 or so minutes that made me admire the way director George Tillman, Jr.-previously known for Soul Food and Men of Honor-handled the whole thing. So on that note, Faster is worth a look.


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