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Drive Angry (2011)

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A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.

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Patrick Lussier
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Milton
Amber Heard ... Piper
William Fichtner ... The Accountant
Billy Burke ... Jonah King
David Morse ... Webster
Todd Farmer ... Frank
Christa Campbell ... Mona
Charlotte Ross ... Candy
Tom Atkins ... Cap
Jack McGee ... Fat Lou
Katy Mixon ... Norma Jean
Wanetah Walmsley ... American Indian Mother
Robin McGee Robin McGee ... Guy with Camera Phone
Fabian C. Moreno Fabian C. Moreno ... Latino Busboy (as Fabian Moreno)
Edrick Browne Edrick Browne ... Rookie
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Storyline

John Milton is up against the clock: Jonah King, the leader of a Satanic cult, has murdered Milton's daughter and kidnapped her baby. In three days, King and his followers will sacrifice the child at midnight. Milton picks up the trail in Oklahoma as well as rescuing a waitress named Piper from her brutal, two-timing fiancé. There are odd things about Milton: his driver's license is out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he's being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant. Piper, who's lived a life on the sidelines, has to piece things together on the fly as they close in on King. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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All Hell Breaks Loose. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, grisly images, some graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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When Milton and Piper are driving down the road, they run over a dead snake. This is a foreshadowing to symbolize good overcoming evil (snake=serpent=devil). See more »

Goofs

After the shoot-out is over when Milton is having sex with the waitress from the bar, he is between her legs which are wide open. In the very next cut as he stands up, the legs of the waitress are tightly closed together. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Accountant: Since the birth of time, humanity has endeavored to restrain evil men in prisons. But since Cain fled the murder of his brother, evil men have fled the walls of punishment. So, it doesn't matter if you're a bad-ass motherfucker on the run, because you think you're better than everyone else, and somehow entitled to do what you gotta do. No. Because you see bad-ass motherfuckers are never fast enough. In the end, they will all be accounted for.
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The end credits are shown down a speeding broken highway See more »

Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Prisoners Dilemma (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

That's the Way I Like It
Written by Harry Wayne Casey & Richard Finch (as Rick Finch)
Performed by Easy Action
Published by EMI Longitude Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Exceed
By arrangement with IODA (www.iodalliance.com)
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Basically a guilty pleasure, knew it would be a bad movie but didn't expect it to be so entertaining
26 February 2011 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

This movie really is one of those guilty pleasure types, where you know it's a bad movie but really enjoy watching it because of the crazy entertainment value. It also has a grindhouse feel to it as well, a very entertaining grindhouse type film. There is just certain elements in this movie that made it entertaining despite it having a bad script and not a very well crafted dialogue with one liners. When I first saw the trailer to this movie I already could tell it's going to be a bad movie, it looked like "Gone in Sixty Seconds" with a vengeance. The movie is ridiculous and absurd in so many levels, but for a movie like this that is one of the key factors why this movie is so enjoyable. Billy Burke is pretty good playing the cult leader but the most entertaining actor to watch in this movie is William Fichtner as The Accountant or the Devil's right hand man, he is great in this and I enjoyed every scene he was in. In fact I wouldn't mind seeing a prequel or a sequel to this movie where he is the main character. What I really enjoyed besides William Fichtner performance is the 3D effect, this is a movie that is well worth the extra cash to see it in 3D. The 3D is very well executed and used very well and added a lot to the entertainment factor. The sex scenes and nudity is very unique at times and kinda funny in others. Amber Heard is beautiful in this and hot, in fact I personally think the overrated Megan Fox has nothing on her when it comes to the level of hotness. Plus Amber Heard can act a bit better than Megan Fox, although she is pretty in other movies she is really beautiful in this. It's not a movie that should be taken seriously and it knows it's not going in a serious direction and does it well, with bunch of stuff that doesn't make any sense. If your looking for a good story you will be disappointed, but if your looking for a crazy and entertaining balls to the wall type of movie I recommend you see this.

7.6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drive Angry 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,187,625, 27 February 2011

Gross USA:

$10,721,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,909,909
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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