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Redemption (2013)

Hummingbird (original title)
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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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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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They've taken everything from him, except for his right for vengeance! 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

On two occasions, in the police radio 'voiceover', Joey Jones is referred to as long-term missing from the 'Defence Department'. There's no such thing in the UK-it's always referred to as the MInistry of Defence. See more »

Quotes

Cristina: You look like a good man.
Joey: So take a picture.
Cristina: Did your daughter ask for photos?
Joey: No, when she's older. This way she'll have something to remind her of me.
Cristina: You won't see her?
Joey: I don't think I'll look like this for much longer.
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Connections

Spoofs The Simpsons: Bart vs. Australia (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Malka Moma Si Se Bogu Moli
("A Young Girl is Praying to God")
Written by Neli Andreeva & Georgi Genov
Performed by Neli Andreeva with the Philip Koutev Choir
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I will actually watch this a second time . It has a strong moving element to it.
28 June 2013 | by Haider-kazmeeSee all my reviews

This has to be one of the underrated movies this year which was quite magnificent to watch. I usually watch Statham's flicks for the action and adrenaline rush but this has an element called perfect pacing. The pros for me was the -Acting performances were better than I expected -Great setting and Strong theme -Music was well done -and lastly the action was well choreographed to make it seem believable. Do give this movie a try. It's not like the previous movies Jason Statham's done like The Transporter, Safe, Crank, But this movie just shows what Mr. Statham is capable of when shooting in an area he is familiar with. I don't know why the U.S. version changed the title to Redemption. I liked Hummingbird a lot better because it has an explanation to it in the movie.


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