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Setup (2011)

A group of friends become involved in a potentially deadly diamond heist.

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Mike Gunther
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
50 Cent ... Sonny (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
Ryan Phillippe ... Vincent Long
Bruce Willis ... Biggs
Rory Markham ... Markus
Jenna Dewan ... Mia
Brett Granstaff ... Dave Hall
Randy Couture ... Petey
Susie Abromeit ... Valerie
Ron Turner Ron Turner ... Tony
James Remar ... William Long
Jay Karnes ... Russell
Shaun Toub ... Roth
Will Yun Lee ... Joey
Ralph Lister ... Professor
Alex Safi ... Frank
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Storyline

A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back what is rightfully his. When he finally comes face to face with his longtime friend he will be forced to make a life changing choice. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Plot Keywords:

shotgun | kiss | hood | heist | diamond | See All (22) »

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Friends for life, Enemies Forever See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Ryan Phillippe was disappointed with the film's final product. In discussing his career during promotion for "The Lincoln Lawyer" he was quoted as saying "I did this terrible movie with 50 Cent. It was just a situation I didn't want to be in. I was sold a bill of goods and it turned out to be something different, which is often the case in this business." See more »

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After going to Mia's flat, Vincent finds her lying on the floor dead, her eyes still open. He has his hand on the back of her head turning it up to look at her. As he begins to rest her head back on the ground her eyes twitch twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sonny: When I was younger I wanted to be a priest. I was going into the battle to save men's souls from the evil of the world. But as I got older, I saw the world for what it really was. It wasn't so much who I was going to save, but what was going to save the world from me.
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Set Up (2013) See more »

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In My Boss Chair
Performed by Young Donn
Written by Brandon Campbell
Produced by Kyle Nelsen
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Poor script, poor acting, Willis appears for less than 10 min
10 September 2011 | by scarlatovSee all my reviews

The movie was a waste of time and i am really disappointed. I could describe this movie as a "wanna be movie"...the director wants to be Guy Ritchie but he is not...50 cent wants to be an actor but he is not, Ryan Phillipe wants to be a bad guy but he is not, because of his baby face...when you see Bruce Willis on the cover you expect him to be actually present in the movie but he is not...everything in this project is poor...i really gave it a chance and watched all 90 min but it was a waste of time. The act was too slow, it tried to build up characters but it failed...many things were simply not there as script and acting. I had hard time understanding the words of 50 cent, Ryan Phillipe was OK but this character was simply not for him...he matches other roles much better...Bruce Willis was OK too but he had a very small and insignificant role.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2011 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Set Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,140,476
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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