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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the public sex scene, all the non-actors' reactions to the scene were real. See more »

Goofs

When Chev and Eve are escaping from the factory down the fire escape, she is sometimes seen facing the ladder and other time away from the ladder (as if walking down stairs). See more »

Quotes

Doc Miles: [Chev is running on the street, high on epinephrine and talking to Doc on a cellphone] Chevy?
Chev Chelios: Yep.
Doc Miles: Hey, we're in the air man. Did you get the stuff I told you to get?
Chev Chelios: Got it!
Doc Miles: Did you take it?
Chev Chelios: Took it.
Doc Miles: You took the whole goddamned thing, didn't you?
Chev Chelios: Yep.
Doc Miles: I said a fifth of a syringe. That shit's gonna kill you.
Chev Chelios: Right.
[...]
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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

Referenced in End Roll (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

All Day
Written by E. Foxx
Performed by The Black Mob Group
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Jon Monsarrat review: like Die Hard & Face-Off - a must-see
2 September 2006 | by johnnymonsarratSee all my reviews

I love action movies, but they have to be intelligent. No "The Mummy" or "The Fast and the Furious" for me. Crank nails it in every way.

It's hard enough to pull together a film with a lot of stunts. Then top that by making it non-stop action throughout. Then top that by having an intelligent plot that keeps you thinking and characters whose motivations and decisions make sense. Then top that by adding in some humor that doesn't blow the seriousness of the movie but adds some charm and -- listen up, Jet Li -- originality to the stunts.

But then, pump it up with cinematography that (unlike The Bourne Identity, which didn't work for me) makes the whole thing even more original and adds to the drama instead of being puffery. Then add Amy Smart, yum. Despite the fast pace, there is actually real chemistry with her as the love interest.

Every action movie lover should go out and see this film immediately. It is everything that Snakes on a Plane, which is cheesy and bad, and I don't mean good-bad, is not.

Who should see this movie:

-- Action movie fans, you might not want to bring your SO, it's pretty hardcore with the gore and violence

-- Enraged assassins with 2 hours to live I'll give "Crank" a 9 out of 10, the only missing point being that there's no real depth to the drama, it's strictly "just for the action".


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