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The Red Siren (2002)

La sirène rouge (original title)
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A 12 y.o. girl reports her powerful mom to the police for having killed the nanny. She runs away and is helped by an ex-soldier/assassin to find her dad in Portugal while the mom has her people try prevent this. Shooting follows.

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Olivier Megaton
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean-Marc Barr ... Hugo Cornelius Toorop
Asia Argento ... Anita
Frances Barber ... Eva
Andrew Tiernan ... Koesler
Alexandra Negrão Alexandra Negrão ... Alice
Edouard Montoute ... Oliveira
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Vitali
Johan Leysen ... Travis
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Lucas
Carlo Brandt ... Vondt
François Levantal François Levantal ... Sorvan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rui Alves Rui Alves
Manuel Antunes Manuel Antunes
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Mitja
Antonio Calpi Antonio Calpi
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Storyline

Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, determined to find her dad whom she claims lives in Portugal. The police believe he is dead and that Alice is in denial. Nonetheless, they dispatch Anita, an Italian police officer on loan to the French, to find Alice and bring her back. Meanwhile, Eva has launched her own paramilitary force to hunt for Alice, and Alice has found a protector in Hugo, an ex-soldier turned hit man and gang member. He promises to get her to her father. All roads lead to a small town on the Portuguese coast. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Portuguese

Release Date:

21 August 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Red Siren See more »

Filming Locations:

Carrasqueira, Portugal See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$898,227
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jean-Marc Barr's character is none other than Hugo Toorop, the character played by Vin Diesel in Babylon A.D. See more »

Goofs

When Alice fires her handgun (a semi-automatic) even tho shot in slow-motion, the slide doesn't move back. This is a simple identifiable function of this sort of weapon which is shot in slow-mo intentionally in many other films for it's dramatic effect. Instead, Alice jerks the weapon back as if it were fired, and the target is magically struck by a bullet that could not have come from Alice's gun. See more »

Quotes

Travis: [to her mother] If you love her, leave her with me.
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Followed by Babylon A.D. (2008) See more »

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If it wasn't for the shoot-out...
30 October 2007 | by karolgSee all my reviews

Honestly, if this movie had not included the aforementioned shooting scene, there would be really not much to see. In short, a not bad idea with a bad delivery. Acting not really believable and pardon me, Franch actors trying not to sound French, even with their voices dubbed onto the movie as they most probably could not deliver acting performance together with not sounding French. Funny if not ridiculous at times. Instead of saying the usual French 'otel' - I mean 'hotel', pronouncing every single syllable to the best of their abilities. Totally unbelievable role of the female cop, naive, dumb and artificial. Nice try, try harder next time...


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