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Parker (2013)

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A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

Director:

Taylor Hackford

Writers:

John J. McLaughlin (screenplay), Donald E. Westlake (novel) (as Richard Stark)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Parker
Jennifer Lopez ... Leslie Rodgers
Michael Chiklis ... Melander
Wendell Pierce ... Carlson
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Ross
Bobby Cannavale ... Jake Fernandez
Patti LuPone ... Ascension
Carlos Carrasco ... Norte
Micah Hauptman ... August Hardwicke
Emma Booth ... Claire
Nick Nolte ... Hurley
Daniel Bernhardt ... Kroll
Billy Slaughter ... Ohio State Fair Security Guard Ben
Jon Eyez ... Jack
Carl J. Walker Carl J. Walker ... Ohio State Fair Accounts Manager (as Carl Walker)
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Storyline

Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor and hurt innocent people. He is asked to join four other guys on a job. They pull it off flawlessly. They tell Parker that what they got can help them set up another job which will net them much more. But Parker doesn't want to join them and asks for his share. But they need it all so they try to kill him. They dispose of his body but someone finds him--he is still alive--and takes him to the hospital. After recovering he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes. Despite being told that they are working for a known mobster which he was not aware of, he still wants to go after them. He learns where they are and poses as a wealthy Texan looking to buy a house. So he hires a real estate agent, Leslie Rogers to show him around. He is actually trying to find out where they're holed up. And when he finds it, he sets out on his plan to get them. But when they learn he is alive, ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

To get away clean, you have to play dirty.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language throughout and brief sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,008,222, 27 January 2013

Gross USA:

$17,616,641

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,922,566
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first Parker film since author Donald E. Westlake's death in 2008. Westlake is credited under his famous pseudonym Richard Stark, which he wrote all of the Parker novels under. See more »

Goofs

When the SUV goes out of control following the carnival job and goes up on two wheels, one of the shots clearly shows the SUV's lights indicating it is in reverse gear, even though the car is always accelerating and moving forward throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Parker: [in Southern accent] Daniel Parmitt. San Antonio, Texas.
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Referenced in Nanoman: Sonnye loschinki (2014) See more »

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Corrido del Tigre Blanco
Written by Francisco Sarmiento (ASCAP)
Performed by Francisco Sarmiento
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Too long and predictable, but no flop
12 April 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Of course, similar events - revenge after double-crossing - have been depicted several times and will definitely be depicted in the future as well - but it is the direction and choice of actors that counts. As for Parker, everything is at least okay with those: the director Taylor Hackford is an accredited creator and names like Jason Statham, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Lopez are certain signs of quality and non-boredom. They are pleasant to follow even in less interesting and less veracious scenes.

Well, the script is probably the weakest part of the movie: too much predictability, excessive sections (e.g. Parker-Claire, prolonging the duration to almost 2 hour 15 minutes) and trivial ending (unlike in movies by Guy Ritchie, for example).

Nevertheless, Parker is still an above-average A-movie, qualifying well for a sociable entertainment.


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