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Parker (2013)

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A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Parker
... Leslie Rodgers
... Melander
... Carlson
... Ross
... Jake Fernandez
... Ascension
... Norte
... August Hardwicke
... Claire
... Hurley
... Kroll
... Ohio State Fair Security Guard Ben
... Jack
... Ohio State Fair Accounts Manager (as Carl Walker)
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Storyline

Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor and hurt innocent people. He is asked to join four other guys on a job. They pull it off flawlessly. They tell Parker that what they got can help them set up another job which will net them much more. But Parker doesn't want to join them and asks for his share. But they need it all so they try to kill him. They dispose of his body but someone finds him--he is still alive--and takes him to the hospital. After recovering he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes. Despite being told that they are working for a known mobster which he was not aware of, he still wants to go after them. He learns where they are and poses as a wealthy Texan looking to buy a house. So he hires a real estate agent, Leslie Rogers to show him around. He is actually trying to find out where they're holed up. And when he finds it, he sets out on his plan to get them. But when they learn he is alive, ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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To get away clean, you have to play dirty.


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Rated R for strong violence, language throughout and brief sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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25 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,008,222, 27 January 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,616,641

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,543,388
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While showing Parker a mansion in Palm Beach, Leslie inquires if he's married, and Parker tells her that his wife passed away. While Parker could be lying as part of his alias, this could be a reference to the first Parker novel "The Hunter" where Parker's wife commits suicide after he returns from being betrayed and left for dead by his wife and partner. "The Hunter" was previously adapted in John Boorman's Point Blank with Lee Marvin and Brian Helgeland's Payback with Mel Gibson. See more »

Goofs

Parker steals a blued M1911-type pistol from the hunters' motel room and it ends up in his duffel bag. Later, the blued M1911 has been replaced by a nickel-plated M1911, Ross's "best .45" from later in the film. See more »

Quotes

Jake Fernandez: [after Leslie buys a large cup of coffee] Hey, you have a cupholder in your car, or you just keep that between your legs?
Leslie Rodgers: Well, it's large and black, Jake. Where do you think I like it?
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References The Young and the Restless (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Roll Over Mozart
Written by Curt Sobel (BMI) and Gary Schreiner (ASCAP)
Performed by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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Too long and predictable, but no flop
12 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Of course, similar events - revenge after double-crossing - have been depicted several times and will definitely be depicted in the future as well - but it is the direction and choice of actors that counts. As for Parker, everything is at least okay with those: the director Taylor Hackford is an accredited creator and names like Jason Statham, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Lopez are certain signs of quality and non-boredom. They are pleasant to follow even in less interesting and less veracious scenes.

Well, the script is probably the weakest part of the movie: too much predictability, excessive sections (e.g. Parker-Claire, prolonging the duration to almost 2 hour 15 minutes) and trivial ending (unlike in movies by Guy Ritchie, for example).

Nevertheless, Parker is still an above-average A-movie, qualifying well for a sociable entertainment.


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