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The Raid 2 (2014)

Serbuan maut 2: Berandal (original title)
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Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.

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Gareth Evans

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Iko Uwais ... Rama
Arifin Putra ... Uco
Tio Pakusadewo ... Bangun (as Tio Pakusodewo)
Oka Antara ... Eka
Alex Abbad ... Bejo
Cecep Arif Rahman Cecep Arif Rahman ... The Assassin (as Cecep Arief Rahman)
Julie Estelle ... Alicia 'Hammer Girl'
Very Tri Yulisman ... Baseball Bat Man
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Keichi (as Ryuhei Matsuda)
Ken'ichi Endô Ken'ichi Endô ... Hideaki Goto (as Kenichi Endo)
Kazuki Kitamura ... Ryuichi
Yayan Ruhian ... Prakoso
Cok Simbara Cok Simbara ... Bunawar
Roy Marten Roy Marten ... Reza
Epy Kusnandar Epy Kusnandar ... Topan
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Storyline

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on ... Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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It's Not Over Yet

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence throughout, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Indonesia | USA

Language:

Indonesian | Japanese | English

Release Date:

11 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Raid 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Indonesia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$165,292, 30 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,625,803, 15 June 2014
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Gareth Evans, the idea of "Hammer Girl" came to him from his first feature film, Merantau, where one of the silat styles featured is called "tiger style" because the hits are made with the palm of a hand while the fingers are kept in a claw-like position. Evans wanted an "extension" of the tiger style where a weapon would be used, and the only weapon he could think of was a claw hammer. See more »

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When Eka first calls Rama when he's still in his suite, the name appears on his phone in all caps. However, when he calls Rama later on when he's catching up with him in his car, only the first letter of his name is capitalized. See more »

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Rama: It will be a few months. You can't know where I am. And I can't be seen anywhere near you.
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One of the best martial arts movies EVER !
29 March 2014 | by Fanboy218See all my reviews

The Raid: Redemption was such a success and regarded by many people as one of the best action movies of 2012, and the sequel is likely to end the year 2014 as the best action movie of the year. It's pretty much different than the first movie, in this one there was actually a story. This movie is a great combination of a gangster flick with a very well coordinated martial arts.

The director Gareth Evans is masterful at filming incredible action sequences, probably better than ANY Hollywood directors working right now. It is inspiring how he managed to make such unbelievable fight scenes, and car chase in a such limited budget. The cast were good in delivering the good, the dialogue was fairly good, the choreography were Spectacular! Not to mention the unforgettable cinematography that was brilliantly managed by people who knows what they're doing.The only downside is perhaps the running time which could have been shortened 15-20 minutes, but you will still always be entertained while watching this movie.

Overall, The Raid 2 is arguably one of the best sequels ever, and even one of the best martial arts movies ever. It's superior to its predecessor in terms of story telling, considering the running time, and the choreography was also quite a bit improved from the already unforgettable moves in the first one. It had more action and violence than the previous one, although less action percentage-wise. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. It has everything a perfect martial arts movie has to have, and it deserves to be regarded as one of the best in its genre. I hope that the director Gareth Evans would make more films with a higher budget to showcase to the world his true potential as a director, and it'd be great to have it featuring Iko Uwais, that could be an icon for years to come.


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