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Redemption (2013)

Hummingbird (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 June 2013 (UK)
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Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

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Steven Knight

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Steven Knight
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Joey
Agata Buzek ... Cristina
Vicky McClure ... Dawn
Benedict Wong ... Mr. Choy
Ger Ryan ... Mother Superior
Youssef Kerkour ... Bouzanis
Anthony Morris Anthony Morris ... Taxman
Victoria Bewick Victoria Bewick ... Isabel
Christian Brassington ... Max Forrester
Danny Webb ... Damon
Sang Lui Sang Lui ... Tony
Bruce Wang Bruce Wang ... Tim
David Bradley ... Billy (as Dai Bradley)
Siobhan Hewlett ... Tracey
Steven Beard Steven Beard ... Karl
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Storyline

Nothing can prepare a man for the horrors of war--and as Joey Smith, a damaged Special Forces deserter and now a homeless drug addict, wanders London's bustling streets in complete anonymity--an unexpected discovery will soon help him get back on his feet. Little by little, as Smith struggles to rebuild his shattered life in a stolen identity as an unstoppable Chinese Mafia enforcer, the brutal death of a dear friend will, inevitably, force him to avenge her murder, dragging him deeper and deeper into a dark world of pain, guilt, and suffering. In the end, do God's plans for redemption include "Crazy" Joey, too? Written by Nick Riganas

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All roads don't lead to salvation. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Polish | Cantonese | Italian

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Redemption See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,768, 30 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,956, 7 July 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Statham plays a homeless war vet here, making 2013 the second year in a row he played a homeless man, after 2012's Safe, where he was a homeless former fighting champion. See more »

Goofs

The license plate of the truck Joey is driving at one point is Polish, but has a non-existing letter prefix "DQZ". It is also a flat-type print (as modern UK license plates) not used in Poland. See more »

Quotes

Joey: You know why she ended up in the river? Because that's what the river's for. To wash away girls when they're finished with them!
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Spoofs The Simpsons: Bart vs. Australia (1995) See more »

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Tear It Down
Written and Performed by David Ralicke
Courtesy of LoveCat Music and Freshbaked Music
Published by LoveCat Music and Ocean Air Music
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Jason Statham Shines as a serious Actor
30 June 2013 | by zumaondekiSee all my reviews

Just finished watching "Redemption"/Hummingbird" and was most impressed with this movie as entertainment,I knew nothing about it except my favorite"Action Man"Jason Statham was in it so that was enough to gain my interest and I was not disappointed however it was a movie not in the usual style I expected of Jason Statham,after I got past the first fifteen minutes started to seriously get into the story. I won't go on with with all the details of the Plot,if you have taken the trouble to read my review you will know that information. This is a movie for anyone who enjoys good Drama/action with a small hint of romance and revenge also some redemption thrown in almost at the end, there I think I covered it all,was also impressed with Agata Buzek a new actress to me who is now on my Radar,her character of "Cristina" the Nun was very believable.I gave this film a seven because I enjoyed and was entertained which is why one goes to the movies.......


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