Crank

Crank

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Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Cast: Jason Statham, Amy Smart

     
 

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A one-time freelance hitman who was just attempting to turn his life around is forced to keep his heart pumping when his vengeful former employers inject him with a lethal poison that will permanently stop his ticker if his pulse sinks beneath an active rate in a non-stop urban action extravaganza starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart. Chev Chelios (Statham) was one of… See more details below

Overview

A one-time freelance hitman who was just attempting to turn his life around is forced to keep his heart pumping when his vengeful former employers inject him with a lethal poison that will permanently stop his ticker if his pulse sinks beneath an active rate in a non-stop urban action extravaganza starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart. Chev Chelios (Statham) was one of the most skilled assassins in the West Coast crime syndicate. When he hung up his guns in the middle of a job to run off with his new girlfriend Eve (Smart), however, the man who was once the hunter now becomes the hunted. Awakened from his slumber by a telephone call informing him of his precarious situation, Chelios soon discovers that the only way to save Eve from certain death at the hands of his nemesis is to stay two steps ahead of his killers, keep his heart-rate high enough to stay alive, and blast through the streets of Los Angeles in search of an antidote.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
The world needs a movie like Crank. Its detractors will preach the negatives of embracing video-game logic and ADD style on the big screen, but they're missing the fact that this movie might just be the breath of fresh air that was sorely needed in the action film world. While the Michael Bays and Jerry Bruckheimers of Hollywood inflate their budgets and lengths to give them that bloated franchise pedigree, here comes a 15-million-dollar underdog that dares to entertain its audience throughout every single minute of its brisk 88-minute running time. Sure, the flick was tailored for the young male video-game crowd, but there are certainly others who will slurp up this tasty concoction just as much. When it comes down to it, if viewers are sold on the premise, they'll probably be sold on the final product. Directing duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor throw buckets of style at the wall that somehow gel into a package not unlike Wayne Kramer's gonzo crime thriller from the same year, Running Scared. Again, many viewers won't have the taste for such excessive salad dressing in their cinema, but this caffeinated meal would not be the same without it -- so in other words, "squares" stay far away. Star Jason Statham cleverly picked this project to get back to the '70s style of on-the-run filmmaking, with little to no CG or wirework to muddy it up -- and it paid off. Crank is bold, wild, stupid, and fun -- living up to expectations for those who are tired of conventions and just want their films to take off at 100 mph and not stop until the credits roll.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2007
UPC:
0031398206927
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
33,369

Special Features

Crank'd out mode!; For the first time ever, experience exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, making-of insights, interviews, running commentary and more without ever leaving the film!; Family-friendly audio!; enjoy the film without the usual explitives...should you so wish.; English and Spanish subtitles; 16x9 widescreen version; 5.1 dolby digital surround EX audio; 2.0 dolby digital audio

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Ankleson
Jay Xcala Alex
Keone Young Don Kim
Valarie Rae Miller Chocolate
Yusef Azami Arab Cabbie
Laurent Schwaar Man in Garage
David Brown Sin City Brother
Dorian Kingi Convenience Store Clerk
Med Abrous Verona Crew
Dan Stevens Verona Crew
Wally Lozano Verona Crew
David T. Green Hightower
Eve Loseth Restaurant Waitress
Allen Bloomfield Pharmacy Man
Stephanie Mace Pharmacist
Chester Bennington Pharmacy Stoner
Michael McLafferty Hospital Cop
Earl Carroll Stretcher Patient
Brian Swibel Hospital Tech
Donnie Smith Hospital Tech
Sean Graham Motorcycle Cop
Dan Callahan TV Store Guy
Noel Guglielmi Warehouse Rooftop Hood
Daniel Venegas Warehouse Window Hood
Francis Capra Warehouse Hood Leader
Frank Blake Warehouse Hood 1
Michael J. Gonzalez Warehouse Hood 2
Ken Moreno Hood 3
Troy Robinson Hood 4
Eddie Perez Hood 5
Justin Riemer Hood 6
Peter Choi Shirt Factory Supervisor
Elizabeth Jayne Hong Bus Girl
Toshi Toda Japanese Businessman
Sam Witwer Shootout Henchman
Jai Stefan Shootout Henchman
Jaclyn Chan Cocoon Girl
Rick Shuster Helicopter Pilot
Ted Garcia TV Reporter

Technical Credits
Mark Neveldine Director,Camera Operator,Screenwriter
Brian Taylor Director,Screenwriter
Deborah Aquila Casting
Brian Berdan Editor
Adam Biddle Cinematographer
Peter Block Executive Producer
William Paul Clark Art Director,Asst. Director
Chris Cornwell Art Director
Michael Davis Producer
Jerry Fleming Production Designer
Paul Haslinger Score Composer
Matt Kutcher Special Effects Supervisor
Christopher Lawrence Costumes/Costume Designer
Eric Warren Lindemann Sound/Sound Designer
Annette Lorant Makeup
Gary Lucchesi Producer
Brian McNelis Musical Direction/Supervision
Barbara Mesney Set Decoration/Design
Steven A. Morrow Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Eric Reid Executive Producer
Tom Rosenberg Producer
David Scott Rubin Executive Producer
Jennifer Smith Casting
Mark Taylor Screenwriter
Skip Williamson Producer
Tricia Wood Casting
Richard S. Wright Producer

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