Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

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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

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"My name is Chev Chelios, and today is the day I die" See more »

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£450,141 (UK) (1 September 2006)

Gross:

$27,829,874 (USA) (13 October 2006)
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Trivia

Jason Statham initially had reservations about accepting the role of Chev Chelios mainly due to him not believing himself to be particularly funny. In response to this, directors Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine told him to simply play it straight and let the dialogue be funny. See more »

Goofs

When Chelios is standing on the police motorcycle, in the background there are police directing traffic and a crew member on the far left. See more »

Quotes

Orlando: [to gangbangers in men's room] Now just - just be still. Ya'll act like them Somalian niggas.
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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 »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Gamer (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Take It
Written by T. Galvin, T. Potier, E. Foxx
Performed by Black Mob Group
Courtesy of Avx Music Group/The Black Mob Group
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Aciddytrip-o-vision
28 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my first review and I've been reluctant to write one because I don't really think anyone will read it... but here it goes.

Crank is fun, really fun. In the way of Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (kind of) it's got its violence and action tossed into a mountain of humor. The writers (and directors) took these three things, tossed them into a movie blender, put the blender on puree, and came out with this movie.

The directors (and writers) did some visually awesome things with this film. People on the other side of phone calls appear on walls, rear-view mirrors, and other things. Random words from a person's dialogue appear on screen along with their part of speech in parenthesis afterwards (ep-i-neph-rine (n), man). This visual style I have declared... accidytrip-o-vision.

Other movies with accidytrip-o-vision: Easy Rider and A Scanner Darkly.

In conclusion, Crank is an action-filled, blood encrusted, comedy haywire, accidytrip-o-vision, adrenaline-pumping achievement.

Kudos to Statham and the rest of the team for the new bible of popcorn flicks.


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