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 There are odd things about Milton: his driver's license is out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he's being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant.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


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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

The original script envisioned John Milton as a 70 year-old man and the producers were looking for an actor reasonably close to that age to play the part. When Nicolas Cage expressed interest, however, they decided to make the character's age irrelevant and cast Cage instead. See more »

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At the bar in "Oklahoma" the waitress asks for a membership card because it is a "dry" county. There are no "dry" counties in OK, that's Texas. 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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Soundtracks

Raise a Little Hell
Written by Ra Maguire (as Ra McGuire) and Brian Smith
Performed by Trooper
Published by Sony/ATV Songs, Ranbach Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License From Universal Music Enterprises
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Is that your tongue in your cheek or are you just pleased to see me?
25 February 2011 | by GreenzombidogSee all my reviews

If you've seen the trailer you know what this films about. A Grandfather everyone thought was dead is out to save his baby granddaughter from the clutches of a gang of devil worshippers. Thats the plot in a nutshell and you don't need to know anymore.

This film is really a throwback to the old 70's revenge movies. The dialogue is purposely cheesy. The violence is over the top. There's nudity and gore and a few laughs to be had along the way. Nicholas Cage gives another fine unhinged performance delivering these cheesy lines like he was doing Shakespeare. Amber Heard as the sexy sidekick is just as good, but possible the best performance is from William Fichtner as the accountant. The music is loud the gunshots louder and the 3D is great all the way through.

For me it had a similar feel to the crank movies and planet terror. It was just stupid fun and I loved it.


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