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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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Паркер  »

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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

When Parker (Jason Statham ) threatens Norte (Carlos Carrasco ) with a gun, Norte mentions that he is neutral like Sweden, but Parker corrects him to Switzerland. Actually both countries are neutral. See more »

Goofs

When the driver is shot in the right ear (blood everywhere) at about 17:20, the car goes out of control. When the car veers around the tree and goes skidding on two tires (about 17:38), we see the driver's right ear (17:39) - it is now uninjured. See more »

Quotes

Parker: [points the gun] Do what I say and you won't get hurt.
Jack: [tried to take out gun from holster] Mine's bigger than yours.
Parker: [shoots him in the leg] It's not the size. It's how you use it.
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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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Critics will hate it, but it is better than most
2 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

It is an Action pic, so good action, fun one-liners, and you are pulling for the good bad guys instead of the bad bad guys all the way.

I've wasted so many hours watching movies that cost so much more to make and came with gushing reviews and were garbage, so when this one turned out to be unassuming, likable and fun, I was happily surprised.

Also, silky and sexy performance from Emma Booth, and Lopez is fantastic in her role too. Statham does his thing, but it is the actors around him that have to give what he does credibility.

One of those films that when you think back on it, might not be as shallow as you first thought.


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