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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.

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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

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To get away clean, you have to play dirty.


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

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25 January 2013 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,008,222 (USA) (27 January 2013)

Gross:

$17,609,982 (USA) (31 March 2013)
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Trivia

When Parker is telling Hurley about his principles, he states that without them, life would be led by chaos. "Nobody likes chaos." Statham starred in a movie that received mixed reviews, called Chaos (2005). See more »

Goofs

As Lesley and Parker drive in the Bentley for the first time the upper side of Lesley's door is in dark blue/black leather, the next shot the leather is beige, the following shot its in dark blue black again. this change in color (different cars obviously) is seen in various scenes throughout the movie for example when Parker was pretending to read a newspaper when he was actually watching the main villain, and when he is driving with Lesley in another following shot it is in beige, however when he tells her to get out of the car the upholstery is in blue. See more »

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Leslie Rodgers: I'm sick of chauffeuring these fucking entitled wannabe playboys who have never worked a day in their life. Showing them houses that I could never afford. Laughing at their jokes that I can't stand. All while fending off their gropes. But not all their gropes. Because you never know, one of these days I might just might get a full commission.
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Featured in The Origin of 'Parker' (2013) See more »

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Corrido del Tigre Blanco
Written by Francisco Sarmiento (ASCAP)
Performed by Francisco Sarmiento
Courtesy of Music Dealers LLC
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I really wanted to like it
4 May 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie so much, because I really think Jason Statham has some serious acting skills and he deserves some good scripts. Also the story is based on a book, so it should have been good.

Alas, it was not to be. And it has almost nothing to do with J-Lo being in the movie. The characters are bland, illogical in almost everything they do, even Parker, the Statham's character. Worst than that: they are unsympathetic. You have a lot of greedy people, some of them evil, some of them stupid, and apart from them is Parker, who is not greedy, just stupid. He puts everybody at risk for his own principles, he gets beat up and shot a few times and somehow he still walks. It's like Crank, but without anything fun in it.

I have to say I am a fan of Michael Chiklis, from Vegas, but his role was small and two dimensional. One dimensional, really, but I was going with the cardboard metaphor. You wanna know who was the most clear cut character, the one that did the job and was consistent? Daniel Bernhardt in the role of the Mafia killing machine.

So, bottom line: a waste of time and of good actors.


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