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Crank (2006)

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Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

Directors:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)

Writers:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Chev Chelios
Amy Smart ... Eve
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Verona
Efren Ramirez ... Kaylo
Dwight Yoakam ... Doc Miles
Carlos Sanz ... Carlito
Reno Wilson ... Orlando
Edi Gathegi ... Haitian Cabbie
Glenn Howerton ... Doctor
Jay Xcala Jay Xcala ... Alex
Keone Young ... Don Kim
Valarie Rae Miller ... Chocolate
Yousuf Azami ... Arab Cabbie
Laurent Schwaar ... Man in Garage (as Laurent Schwar)
David Brown ... Sin City Brother
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Storyline

When the hit-man Chev Chelios is poisoned by the criminal Verona, his friend and doctor Miles advises him that he must keep his adrenaline levels elevated to stay alive. Chev meets his girlfriend Eve and together they look for Verona to kill him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Was uns nicht umbringt, macht uns stark. (German Translation: What does not kill us, makes us stronger.) See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Korean

Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adrenalin See more »

Filming Locations:

Reno, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,457,367, 3 September 2006

Gross USA:

$27,838,408

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,931,041
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Statham initially had reservations about accepting the role of Chev Chelios mainly due to him not believing himself to be particularly funny. In response to this, directors Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine told him to simply play it straight and let the dialogue be funny. See more »

Goofs

When Chelios is standing on the police motorcycle, in the background there are police directing traffic and a crew member on the far left. See more »

Quotes

Chev Chelios: Jesus. Nothing's easy.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, we see "Crank" as if it was a retro video game. Chev shoots two henchmen, then he takes a needle containing drugs and goes into RAMPAGE mode and runs fast. He runs into another henchman who injects him with "The Bejing Cocktail", the camera zooms in on Chev's heart which explodes and blood splatters on the screen. And the words "Game Over" appears on the screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Indian version is rated A (adults only) with the public sex scene deleted from the film. The DVD also features the TV dub that omits all the profanity. See more »

Connections

References Halloween (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

All Day
Written by E. Foxx
Performed by The Black Mob Group
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Crank A Solid Action Thriller Better Than Expected
2 June 2009 | by tburke85See all my reviews

Crank is a solid action thrill ride that was better than expected powered by a fantastic performance by Jason Statham whose other film credits include Snatch, The Transporter, and Death Race. Statham does a great job in the role of Chev Chelios a hit-man who's poisoned with a Chinese cocktail that cuts off the adrenaline in his body so in order to stay alive he must keep moving at any cost or he's dead. Statham brings a fierce intensity to the character and he's earned this role after everything you see him do in the movie. Major props to Statham because he really shows through his performance the adrenaline boiling up in his character ready to explode at any minute and he stays like that for the majority of the movie. Well done. Statham's co-star Amy Smart plays Eve whose his totally oblivious stoner girlfriend and she does a good job with the role. She might not get a lot screen time but she makes for a believable clueless girlfriend. She's also featured in "spolier" two scenes I can't even write about in this review. For those of you have seen it you know which two scenes I'm talking about. The rest of the cast including Efren Ramirez, Reno Wilson, and Dwighty Yoakam are admirable in their roles but like Smart they're not given much to do. Directors Mark Neveldine and Bryan Taylor show some real talent with this film making it an edgy action thriller that's very different from any other one you've seen before. Overall Crank was better than expected but with some flaws with the dialgoue at times, some of the shaky camera work, and the ending could've been better. Other then that though Crank is packed with plenty of action with is basically non-stop from the start, solid performances from most of the cast especially Statham, and some small does of humor that make for an entertaining action thriller to watch.


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