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Falcon Rising (2014)

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Chapman is an ex-marine in Brazil's slums, battling the yakuza outfit who attacked his sister and left her for dead.

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Ernie Barbarash

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Y.T. Parazi

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jai White ... John 'Falcon' Chapman
Neal McDonough ... Manny
Jimmy Navarro ... Thiago
Millie Ruperto ... Katarina
Lateef Crowder ... Carlo
Masashi Odate ... Hirimoto
Hazuki Kato ... Tomoe / Nurse
Laila Ali ... Cindy
Sala Baker ... Gang Member 2
Arianna Benitez Arianna Benitez ... Child Prostitute
Jazmín Caratini ... Nurse
Jonathan Cardenales Rolon Jonathan Cardenales Rolon ... Cage Officer
Daniel Cardona ... Kuka
José Caro José Caro ... Dr. Christo
Ernesto Concepción Ernesto Concepción ... Bruno
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Storyline

FAVELA, the first installment in the CODENAME: FALCON franchise, introduces former marine John "Falcon" Chapman, a dark anti-hero driven by guilt and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who will destroy himself unless given something else to destroy - a useful weapon-of-last-resort for the U.S. State Department. When Chapman's sister is brutally attacked while on assignment in Brazil, Chapman flies into Sao Paulo to track down her assailants, quickly entering the city's seedy underbelly and discovering a world of drugs, the sex trade, corrupt cops, and organized crime syndicates battling for control. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout, and some sexual references/content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2014 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Favela See more »

Filming Locations:

La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,691, 7 September 2014

Gross USA:

$11,774

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$267,476
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Strohberry Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Soundelux (uncredited)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

It's mentioned in the film that Brazil has the largest Japanese population outside Japan. This is correct; there are an estimated 1.6 million people of Japanese descent in Brazil, making up around 1% of the population. See more »

Goofs

When Thiago is throwing the barrels at Falcon in the port fight, they make the sound of metal barrels, rather than plastic as the are shown. See more »

Quotes

John 'Falcon' Chapman: [after subduing thieves in a convenience store] You either shoot me or stop wasting my time!
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Alternate Versions

There is a second version of the film which uses different angles in violent scenes (various headshots) and shortens the death of Carlo. That version was created by the the studio itself (probably for TV broadcasting). Unaware of two different versions, the German version distributor Black Hill released the cut version. After details of the uncut version were released on schnittberichte.com, the uncut version was released as well. It was released e.g. in Germany (the uncut version was released later as well). See more »

Connections

References Spawn (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Apple
Written by Chase Lynn Frank ASCAP
Performed by Chase Frank, Butler Ahmad and Duncan Wayne
Courtesy of Danish Viking Music ASCAP
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nice flick for MJW fans :)
9 September 2014 | by aliabbas_04See all my reviews

Well...what can i say. It was fun to watch Michael Jai White in Action since i saw his movie "Blood and Bone". Script was nice and White's acting & especially action scenes were amazing. Like Steven Seagal's movies, Michael Jai White's movies also don't get that much of a rating that they normally deserve but overall it was entertaining. Action/Fight scenes are worth watching and movie was a low budget but still it kept me on my seat till the end because of the main actor in leading role. i don't know what to say here in the review because you all know the plot, so just watch it by yourself & then decide. But yeah...i can guarantee one thing that you won't get bored out of this movie because whenever you feel like it's gonna get a little boring; that's where an action/fight scene pops in. :D

so, have fun watching this movie. i give it 6 out of 10, and yeah...plus 1 bonus point for Michael Jai White. :P

Cheers :)


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