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The Transporter (2002)

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Frank Martin, who "transports" packages for unknown clients, is asked to move a package that soon begins moving, and complications arise.

Directors:

Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen (as Cory Yuen)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Frank Martin
Qi Shu ... Lai (as Shu Qi)
François Berléand ... Inspector Tarconi
Matt Schulze ... Wall Street
Ric Young ... Mr. Kwai
Doug Rand ... Leader
Didier Saint Melin Didier Saint Melin ... Boss
Tonio Descanvelle Tonio Descanvelle ... Thug 1
Laurent Desponds Laurent Desponds ... Thug 2
Matthieu Albertini Matthieu Albertini ... Thug 3
Vincent Nemeth Vincent Nemeth ... Pilot
Jean-Yves Bilien Jean-Yves Bilien ... Little Thug
Jean-Marie Paris Jean-Marie Paris ... Giant Thug
Adrian Dearnell Adrian Dearnell ... Newscaster
Alfred Lot Alfred Lot ... Cop 1
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Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise--from one place to another. No questions asked. Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his tricked-out BMW, Frank adheres to a strict set of rules, which he never breaks. Rule One: Never change the deal. Rule Two: No names--Frank doesn't want to know whom he's working for, or what he's transporting. Rule Three: never look in the package. Frank's newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he's done in the past. He's been hired by an American known only as "Wall Street" to make a delivery; but when Frank stops along the route, he notices his package is moving. Violating Rule Three, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful, gagged woman. Frank's steadfast adherence to his other two rules--which make up his basic code of survival--also ... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

Pro no hakobiya, iraihin wa itsumo WAKE ari [Japan] See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent sequences and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The only "Transporter" film to be given the R16 rating in New Zealand. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the fight on the bus, the men grab metal pipes that are "conveniently" placed under the seats and are cut to an exact length. See more »

Quotes

Frank Martin: I got sick of seeing my best efforts turned into bullshit, by the same people that paid me to do the job!
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Alternate Versions

Region 1 DVD features three extended fight scenes. All three are "Unrated" and Not Suitable For Persons Under 18 Years of Age due to violence and adult subject matter. The scenes were shortened due to time/pacing reasons, and mostly for a PG-13 rating. The scenes featured more brutal violence(blood splattering when people get shot, and stabbings with a knife, etc.). See more »

Connections

References Once Upon a Time in China III (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Transfighter
(Alexandre Azaria (as Replicant))
Orchestration and Conduction by Marie-Jeanne Serero
1st Violin Floriane Bonanni
Recorded and Mixed at Digital Factory by Didier Lozahic
©EuropaCorp. (SACEM) / D.R.
(p)2002 EuropaCorp.
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Statham & Style Elevate The Action
18 June 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I still rate this pretty high even if the last 10 minutes got totally out of hand and went crazy, action-wise. By "out-of-hand," I mainly refer to the usual excessive action and bad guys-keep-missing-good guys-even-from-short range-type mentality. Actually, a lot of the film is that but it's such a fun movie that I didn't care.

Jason Statham is very cool in the lead and it's he that makes this a decent film. I also enjoyed Shu Qi, a very pretty woman; the witty dialog of Francois Berleand and some stylish, tongue-in-cheek directing by Louis Leterrier and Corey Yuen. Another director whose films are known for their hip styles also co- wrote this: Luc Besson.

Some of the action scenes are outrageous. To Statham's credit, he did most of the action scenes himself. I guess he's a tough guy in real life, too. He's pretty amazing.

A no-brainer-but lots of fun movie.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Transporter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,107,816, 13 October 2002

Gross USA:

$25,296,447

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,928,932
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DTS-ES (original version)| Dolby Digital EX (original version)| SDDS | DTS (Digital DTS Sound) (English version)| Dolby Digital (English version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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