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Drive Angry (2011)

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A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.

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Patrick Lussier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Milton
Amber Heard ... Piper
William Fichtner ... The Accountant
Billy Burke ... Jonah King
David Morse ... Webster
Todd Farmer ... Frank
Christa Campbell ... Mona
Charlotte Ross ... Candy
Tom Atkins ... Cap
Jack McGee ... Fat Lou
Katy Mixon ... Norma Jean
Wanetah Walmsley ... American Indian Mother
Robin McGee Robin McGee ... Guy with Camera Phone
Fabian C. Moreno Fabian C. Moreno ... Latino Busboy (as Fabian Moreno)
Edrick Browne Edrick Browne ... Rookie
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Storyline

John Milton is up against the clock: Jonah King, the leader of a Satanic cult, has murdered Milton's daughter and kidnapped her baby. In three days, King and his followers will sacrifice the child at midnight. Milton picks up the trail in Oklahoma as well as rescuing a waitress named Piper from her brutal, two-timing fiancé. There are odd things about Milton: his driver's license is out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he's being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant. Piper, who's lived a life on the sidelines, has to piece things together on the fly as they close in on King. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One hell of a ride.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, grisly images, some graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drive Angry 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,187,625, 27 February 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,706,786, 17 April 2011
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Patrick Lussier's second 3D film, having made My Bloody Valentine (2009) two years earlier. Even in that short time period, Lussier was impressed with the leaps forward in 3D technology. See more »

Goofs

After Piper drives off from the diner and the Charger begins smoking, the needle on the speedometer drops to zero when the engine quits and she coasts to the side of the road. The speedometer is not controlled by the engine and would have still shown the speed. The tachometer would have dropped to zero when the engine quit running. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Accountant: Since the birth of time, humanity has endeavored to restrain evil men in prisons. But since Cain fled the murder of his brother, evil men have fled the walls of punishment. So, it doesn't matter if you're a bad-ass motherfucker on the run, because you think you're better than everyone else, and somehow entitled to do what you gotta do. No. Because you see bad-ass motherfuckers are never fast enough. In the end, they will all be accounted for.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown down a speeding broken highway See more »

Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »


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Drive Angry
Written and Performed by Weston Cage Coppola
Published by Sonitus Noir Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Morbid Rose Records
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Grind house crowd pleaser with bite
21 November 2015 | by NateWatchesCoolMoviesSee all my reviews

Nicolas Cage Week: Day 2

Drive Angry is an hour and a half of beautiful, blissful exploitation and carnage, a grind house shot to the gut that never holds back, doesn't care an ounce about logic, and aims to do one thing: ensure the viewers enjoyment unconditionally. Nicolas Cage plays John Milton, a gruff badass who escapes from hell by literally charging his '74 Chevelle 454 right through the gate, hot on the pursuit of a roaming band of thugs who know what happened to his daughter and baby grandson. He wastes no second in pummelling both pavement with his tires and people with his fists, and pretty much any gun or blunt object he can get his hands on. His daughter was murdered, and his grandson kidnapped by a demented Louisiana satanist cult, led by eloquent monster Jonah King (Billy Burke, dryly subverting his nice guy image with evil aplomb). Milton aims to eradicate anyone and everyone who gets in his way, with the help of sexy Amher Heard and old pal David Morse. What he isn't prepared for is the arrival of 'The Accountant' (William Fichtner), the devil's suave, soft spoken bounty hunter, dispatched to bring Milton back to the fiery depths. Fichtner has always had an ice cool theatrical flair to his work, and he's the highlight of the film here, an unphased, silky prick, owning every moment with his unmistakable brand of cool. Tom Atkins also has a cameo as the worlds most enthusiastic Highway Patrol officer. The movie goes at full blast, and to go along with that energy there's a cheeky script that constantly nods at the viewer and let's us know what a fan of the genre the filmmakers are. Nowhere else can you see Nic Cage escape from hell, drink from the skull of his enemy and have a gunfight while in the middle of banging a bar waitress. If that isn't enough to get you excited, well...


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