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The Transporter


Overview - Jason Statham stars in this fast-paced and very loud thriller that was written specifically for him by French filmmaker Luc Besson. Statham (SNATCH) plays Frank Martin, a former Special Forces operative who is now a high-priced courier paid a lot of money to deliver packages he would rather know nothing about.  Read more...

 

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Overview

Jason Statham stars in this fast-paced and very loud thriller that was written specifically for him by French filmmaker Luc Besson. Statham (SNATCH) plays Frank Martin, a former Special Forces operative who is now a high-priced courier paid a lot of money to deliver packages he would rather know nothing about. His creed: Never change the deal, use no names, and never look in the package. But when he finds out that his latest delivery is a beautiful young woman (Shu Qi), everything changes, and he is off on a wild chase, in his specially made BMW, that includes plenty of explosions, bare-knuckle fighting, cool weaponry, and tongue-in-cheek humor. Hong Kong director Corey Yuen, who has previously worked with Jet Li, lets the action tell the story as Frank battles the bad guys in the streets of France. The score is by renowned jazz great Stanley Clarke.

Cast List

Corey Yuen - Director/"No Retreat..."
Corey Yuen Kwai - Director/"No Retreat..."
Yuen Kuei - Director/"No Retreat..."
Yuen Kwai - Director/"No Retreat..."
Cory Yuen - Director/"No Retreat..."
Fui Yuen - Director/"No Retreat..."
Kwai Yuen - Director/"No Retreat..."
Yuen Fui - Director/"No Retreat..."
Kuei Yuen - Director/"No Retreat..."
Jason Statham - Actor, THE TRANSPORTER
Matt Schulze - actor
Luc Besson - French director/writer: LEON/THE FIFTH ELEMENT
Hughues Tissandier - Production Designer, THE TRANSPORTER (2002)
Hugues Tissandier - Production Designer, THE TRANSPORTER (2002)
Francois Berleand - Actor
Doug Rand - Actor, TRANSPORTER (2002)
Robert Mark Kamen
Steven Chasman - Producer, KISS OF THE DRAGON (2001)
Stanley Clarke - Composer
Tonio Descanvelle - Actor, THE TRANSPORTER (2002)
Qi Shu - Taiwanese Actress
Kei Shu - Taiwanese Actress
Chi Hsu - Taiwanese Actress
Shu Kei - Taiwanese Actress
Shu Qi - Taiwanese Actress
Nicolas Trembasiewicz - Editor, THE TRANSPORTER (2002)
Pierre Morel - D.O.P./director
Richard Young - American Supporting Actor
Didier Saint Melin - Actor, THE TRANSPORTER (2002)
Martine Rapin

 
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  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543395904
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (violence sequences and some sensuality)

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Movies > Action/Adventure

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Live-Action
Martial Arts
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Theatrical Release
Crime
Jazz
Violence
Special Effects

 
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Notes:
Theatrical Release Date: October 11, 2002

Reviews:
"...[Stratham] certainly seems equipped to develop into a mid-weight alternative to Vin Diesel....[Yuen's] talent for hand-to-hand mayhem is truly something to see..." - 10/11/2002 Los Angeles Times, p.C25


"...The lovely Shu registers with an effervescent personality..." - 10/14/2002 Variety, p.29


"...Yuen certainly knows how to direct action..." - 12/01/2002 Box Office, p.60


"...This effort is as professional as ever..." - 01/01/2003 Sight and Sound, p.55-6

 
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