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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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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 »

Goofs

When they begin to put Petey into the trunk, the tail lights are off. During the close up, the tail lights are on. Then during the far shot of the closing of the trunk, the tail lights are on. 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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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

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Fade Out
Performed by Jus' J
Written by Matthew Bright
Produced by Gabriel Sanchez
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Diamond heist goes bad - so goes this movie
11 September 2011 | by misterchillenySee all my reviews

Maybe the second half of this movie gets better. I don't know because I couldn't stand watching any more than I did. I forgave the cheesy film look, figuring it was intended to be part of the look and feel of calibre of these characters - low grade hoodlums and unprofessional professionals. The sequencing of events is clumsy. The believability of what each of the characters is doing is way low. How one of the mob guys shoots himself in the head while waiting for "a bag" (was it pot? big deal!) is highly questionable. That the diamond guy ("hit man") finds our protagonist so easily, then tells him he's got a week (a week!?) to make good...well it was about there I began to consider to quitting this movie. How did they get Bruce Willis to sign on? Willis as the "mob boss" was...well, what can I say. His smirk just didn't convey Godfather. This movie is not worth watching.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

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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