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Redemption (2013)

Hummingbird (original title)
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A damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity.

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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 ... 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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Taglines:

London. 3.00am... Same Streets, Different City See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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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:

$19,977, 30 June 2013

Gross USA:

$36,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,671,109
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is also known as Hummingbird in some areas. See more »

Goofs

The scene in the shop is said to take place in July but Easter Eggs can clearly be seen on one of the shelves. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Choy: You want to work?
Joey: Yeah.
Mr. Choy: You know what kind of work I do...
Joey: They say you want a driver.
Mr. Choy: I got a lot of businesses. They say you're a hard man. It's a hard city.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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This is not a Jason Statham movie!!
2 July 2013 | by RupeTroop1See all my reviews

If you're like me, when you see Jason Statham starring in a movie you immediately roll your eyes. You can picture the entire movie now: woman in distress, fast cars, lots of hand-to-hand combat, and nice clothes. I've seen nearly every Statham movie there is and they all sort of feel the same.

I saw him on the cover and past over this movie until finally one day stumbling across the trailer. After watching the trailer I had to see this movie, and boy was I wrong. This is definitely not your typical Jason Statham movie. Yes it has a lot of the same elements but Statham portrays a different type of character this time. Most of his movies the acting comes after the action, but this movie is first a drama and second an action flick.

He's got a quiet reserve in this movie, not the cocky arrogance you expect when you see him act. He really stole this movie from the very beginning and by the end I actually feel like I like him again - not since The Italian Job can I say that!

This is a must watch for anyone. I highly recommend.


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