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Crank (2006)

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Action, Crime, Thriller |

Crank is a American action film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (in their directorial debuts) and starring Jason Statham, Amy Smart and Jose Pablo Cantillo. The plot centres on a British hitman in Los Angeles named Chev Chelios who is poisoned and must keep his adrenaline flowing constantly in order to keep himself alive. He does so by various methods including taking drugs and getting into fights, while he tries to track down the man who poisoned him. The title of the film comes from the slang word for methamphetamine.

The film was followed by a sequel, titled Crank: High Voltage, in 2009.

Chev Chelios, an English hitman based in Los Angeles, works for a crime syndicate led by Don “Carlito” Carlos. Chelios is contracted by Carlito to kill mafia boss Don Kim as members of the Triads have been encroaching on Carlito’s business. Chelios goes to Don Kim and apparently murders him.

However, ambitious small-time criminal Ricky Verona uses the opportunity to conspire with Carlito against Chelios: Verona will kill Chelios so the Triads do not retaliate, and then take Chelios’s place as Carlito’s new hired gun. The morning after Don Kim’s death, while Chelios sleeps in his apartment, Verona, his brother Alex, and several henchmen break in and inject Chelios with a Chinese synthetic drug which inhibits the flow of adrenaline, slowing the heart and eventually killing the victim. Chelios wakes to find a recording left by Verona showing what he has done. Furious, Chelios smashes his TV and heads out.

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Writers: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Stars: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Dwight Yoakam, Carlos Sanz, Reno Wilson

Cast:

Jason StathamChev Chelios
Amy SmartEve
Jose Pablo CantilloVerona
Efren RamirezKaylo
Dwight YoakamDoc Miles
Carlos SanzCarlito
Reno WilsonOrlando
Edi GathegiHaitian Cabbie
Glenn HowertonDoctor
Jay XcalaAlex
Keone YoungDon Kim
Valarie Rae MillerChocolate
Yousuf AzamiArab Cabbie
Laurent SchwaarMan in Garage (as Laurent Schwar)
David BrownSin City Brother
Dorian KingiConvenience Store Clerk
Med AbrousVerona Crew #1
Daniel StevensVerona Crew #2
Wally LozanoVerona Crew #3
David T. GreenHightower
Eve LosethRestaurant Waitress
Allen BloomfieldPharmacy Man
Stephanie MacePharmacist
Chester BenningtonPharmacy Stoner
Michael McLaffertyHospital Cop
Earl CarrollStretcher Patient
Brian SwibelHospital Tech #1
Donnie SmithHospital Tech #2
Sean GrahamMotorcycle Cop
Dan CallahanTV Store Guy
Noel GugliemiWarehouse Rooftop Hood (as Noel Guglielmi)
Daniel VenegasWarehouse Window Hood
Francis CapraWarehouse Hood Leader
Frank BlakeWarehouse Hood #1
Mike G.Warehouse Hood #2 (as Michael J. Gonzalez)
Ken MorenoHood #3
Troy RobinsonHood #4
Eddie PerezHood #5
Justin RiemerHood #6
Peter ChoiShirt Factory Supervisor
Elizabeth Jayne HongBus Girl
Toshi TodaJapanese Businessman
Sam WitwerShootout Henchman #1
Jai StefanShootout Henchman #2
Jacki R. ChanCocoon Girl (as Jaclyn Chan)
Rick ShusterHelicopter Pilot
Ted GarciaTV Reporter
Melissa BarkerPedestrian (uncredited)
Candice A. BuenrostroBikini Girl (uncredited)
Michael DaneTraffic Cop (uncredited)
Guillaume DeLoucheHooded Terrorist (uncredited)
Richard T. HenrySWAT Officer (uncredited)
Klaudia Ann JaworskiCocoon Girl (uncredited)
Nina KazeFreaky Club Member (uncredited)
India KingNurse (uncredited)
Carlos RamirezTwin (uncredited)
Lucy Rendler-KaplanModel (uncredited)
Jerome VillaluzGangster (uncredited)
Robin WilsonShopping Girl with Pug (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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