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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 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 | heist | diamond | prison | See All (21) »

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How far will you go to get your own back? 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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Details

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:

$2,128,186, 31 December 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Setup (2011) is the first film to star both Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Bruce Willis, with Fire with Fire (2012) being the second and The Prince (2014) being the third. While they share scenes together in this film, they do not share scenes together in Fire with Fire or The Prince. See more »

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When there is a man talking to Vincent at 1:12, he shoots his gun from under the table and there are 3 bullet holes, when it cuts back after showing the man hit by the bullets, there are no holes in the table. 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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bad script, worse acting
14 September 2011 | by FilmbrewerSee all my reviews

The screenplay feels like a teenager wrote it, who learned to cuss by his wangster older brother, and now uses his overly foul language in the most inappropriate situations.

On top of the horrific acting and terrible dialogue, the characters seem to feel the need to describe what they're doing as their doing it. And hey 50-cent, it's called pronunciation, try it!

The plot can't decide what type of action movie it wants to be. It feels like the writers just strung a series of their favorite movie scenes from all their favorite movies randomly together. There is no action leading to the next action, just 50 running around sticking a gun in everyone's face and explaining the plot over and over again.

Question: WHY ARE ALL THE CHARACTERS EXPLAINING TO ME WHAT I'M WATCH?! Answer: it's a dumbed-down movie for those people who are always asking questions during a movie.

Oh and the music sucks, sounds like stock music or the temp soundtrack was never changed.


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