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Crank (2006)

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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Poison in his veins. Vengeance in his heart. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£450,141 (UK) (3 September 2006)

Gross:

$27,829,874 (USA) (15 October 2006)
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Trivia

Chester Bennington: The man in the hospital pharmacy that tells Chev about the nasal spray - one of the lead singers in Linkin Park. See more »

Goofs

When Chelios is driving the police motorbike on the bridge/freeway, you can clearly see a bright sky with shiny weather, moments later it's very cloudy. The change is visible several times. See more »

Quotes

Chev Chelios: Jesus. Nothing's easy.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn Me Loose
Written by Paul Dean, Mike Reno
Performed by Loverboy
Courtesy of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (CANADA) INC./Columbia Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Way better than you're probably thinking it is
9 July 2007 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Wow, this is surprisingly excellent. I mean, it's crap, but it's good crap, and that's worth a lot. The premise is basically Speed meets D.O.A. (the 1950 movie starring Edward O'Brien). Jason Statham (of the Transporter movies) is a hit-man who has a lethal Chinese poison coursing through his veins. If he slows down, if his adrenaline level drops, he drops dead. In his last moments, he rushes to find his killer and others responsible, snatching as many energy drinks and drugs as he can get his hands on along the way. This is some fun stuff, and hilarious, too. The editing is the MTV-style of many modern action movies, so avoid it if you can't stand that. I hope the directors, who also wrote the script, succeed even more so in the future.


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