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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

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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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 There are odd things about Milton: his driver's license is out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he's being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant.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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One hell of a ride.


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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,706,786, 17 April 2011
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Inspirations for the film for director Patrick Lussier were The French Connection (1971), Vanishing Point (1971), Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974), The Seven-Ups (1973) and Clint Eastwood's Western High Plains Drifter (1973). See more »

Goofs

Katy Mixon's name is misspelled "Kathy" during the scrolling credits. 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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Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown down a speeding broken highway See more »

Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

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Final Hour Blues
Written by Ashley Dow (SACEM)
Published by Pennybank Tunes (SACEM)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Fun, fun, fun 'til your daddy takes your Chevelle away!
17 June 2012 | by billyweeds-1See all my reviews

This goes way beyond "guilty pleasure" all the way to "must-see trash." Does everything that "Grindhouse" failed to do. Dirty, gory, violent, but never unpleasant from start to finish. Patrick Lussier keeps the action efficient and picturesque. Nicolas Cage in one of his only successful forays into the action genre. Amber Heard as a worthy and most attractive sidekick. David Morse and Tom Atkins expertly holding up the "oldster" side of the street. William Fichtner in a performance that would have been a shoo-in for a supporting Oscar nomination if the movie were respectable. But thank goodness--it's thoroughly disreputable. And did I say fun? Let me say it again: fun!


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