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Safe (2012)

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Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.

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Boaz Yakin

Writer:

Boaz Yakin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Luke Wright
Catherine Chan ... Mei
Robert John Burke ... Captain Wolf
James Hong ... Han Jiao
Anson Mount ... Alex Rosen
Chris Sarandon ... Mayor Tremello
Sándor Técsy Sándor Técsy ... Emile Docheski
Joseph Sikora ... Vassily Docheski
Igor Jijikine ... Chemyakin
Reggie Lee ... Quan Chang
James Colby ... Detective Mears
Matt O'Toole ... Detective Lasky
Jack Gwaltney ... Detective Reddick
Barry Bradford ... Detective Benoit
Jay Giannone ... Detective Kolfax
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Storyline

In China, the girl Mei is a genius that looks like a computer in numbers. She is abducted by the Chinese Triads and the boss Han Jiao takes Mei to New York's Chinatown in order to help him in his criminal activities. Meanwhile, the fighter Luke Wright has his life destroyed when he wins a fight against the will of the Russian Mafia and accidentally kills his opponent. The Russian mobsters kill his wife and the alcoholic Luke wanders aimlessly on the streets and homeless shelters. One day, Han Jiao asks Mei to memorize a long number and soon the Russian Mafia abducts the girl from the Chinese mobs. She escapes from the mobsters and is chased by the Russians; by the corrupt detectives from the NYPD; and by the Triads. When Luke sees the girl fleeing from the Russian mobs in the subway, he protects the girl and discovers that the number she had memorized is the combination of a safe where the Triads keep 30 million dollars. Luke is an elite agent and uses his skills to protect the girl. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She has the code. He is the key. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence throughout, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

After his previous film, Death in Love (2008), barely managed to get a theatrical release and effectively went straight to DVD, Boaz Yakin was keen to make a film that stood a chance at some kind of box office success. See more »

Goofs

At 1:15:48 Luke says the $30 million is in $1,000 and $5,000 bills. The U.S. stopped printing the $1,000 bill and larger denominations by 1946, but these bills continued circulating until the Federal Reserve decided to recall them in 1969. See more »

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[first lines]
Emile Docheski: You're lying to me.
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Featured in The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »

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Menace
Written and Performed by Dror Mohar
Featuring Richard Chiu & Madison Knapp
Licensed by Arrangement with 13n Music
Courtesy of 13n Music
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Pure cinematic entertainment
24 April 2012 | by wighfiveSee all my reviews

saw the public screening of Safe in a film festival.Frankly speaking I was stunned by the movie.Simple plot but the twists and turns in the movie were amazing.I will not reveal the plot details because you will loose interest in it.It's slick,stylish and high on acting and visual effects.

Jason is the man who reigns supreme in this film and leaves a strong impression on the audiences mind with his stellar performance. His smile, dialogue delivery and every expression deserves a bow.

The director Boaz Yakin handles the scenes well and never lets the adrenaline rush or the script to fall flat. He keeps the audiences glued to their seat and this versatile man gives as a slick action thriller which is far better than Haywire,The Mechanic or Killer Elite.

The script is well written and every scene is well handled. Dialogues are brilliant and none of the scene fall flat. No unnecessary toilet humour and soundtracks have made the film even more appealing.

Safe is an amazing movie with unforgettable action scene and car chase sequences and one of the best of Jason Statham. Highly Recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Russian

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,892,539, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$17,142,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,564,670
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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