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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.

Director:

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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They have 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

Although he had written several action films, like The Punisher (1989) and The Rookie (1990), this is the first one that Boaz Yakin has actually directed. See more »

Goofs

The dead sneaker guy in the homeless shelter is still breathing - although he is supposed to be dead already. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emile Docheski: You're lying to me.
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Connections

Referenced in Red Hulk (2013) See more »

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Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor 'Moonlight' - Adagio Sostenuto
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Licensed by Arrangement with Extrema Production Music USA (ASCAP)
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Statham always a 'Safe' bet
28 June 2013 | by Fluke_SkywalkerSee all my reviews

After a decade of indifference, I've started to come around a bit on Jason Statham. He's like the McDonald's of actors. Let me explain.

McDonald's makes Big Macs, each and every one identical in looks and taste to the other. Jason Statham makes Jason Statham movies, each and every one identical... you get the idea. And also like Big Macs, some of his movies are fresher than others. Safe qualifies as one of his fresher efforts. Not hot off the grill fresh, but not 20 minutes under a heat lamp either.

Tightly paced, competently acted and filled with slightly above average fight scenes, Safe is the kind of movie that will satiate you until a tastier movie comes along.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Russian

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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