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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 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

At about 1:14:57 when Katerina is driving the police car, we see street signs at the corner of Avenida Manuel Fernandez Juncos and Calle Sagrado Corazon, which is in San Juan Puerto Rico. They're supposed to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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

Dinner With The Chapmans
Performed and written by Shahar Stroh and Neal Acree
Courtesy of Hila Music
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OK action movie but there is some confusion
19 September 2014 | by krajewskithomasSee all my reviews

OK action movie but there is some confusion concerning the place of action. You can clearly see the typical views of Rio DE Janeiro and not a word about Sao Paolo. Maybe it is a small detail to most viewers - thou I doubt it, but right is right. It happens in Rio and not in Sao Paolo, OK? Otherwise an entertaining movie, recommended. After that we can go on to say few words about the movie itself. It seemed a little like Jason Statham plot - remember Jason's "Homefront?" The Brazilian police couple for ex. was a little too obvious to me, but not surprising at all. The action is quite interesting as it takes us beyond the Favela and gets us to take an additional quick look into the world of trafficking. All in all really good acting on most characters and nicely photographed too, Thomas K.


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