Transporter 2

September 2nd, 2005


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Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.1/10 (63,461 voted)

Critic's Score: 56/100

Director: Louis Leterrier

Stars: Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta

Frank Martin is the best in the business. The ex-Special Forces operative hires himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise. Very simple, he delivers, no questions asked. Frank has relocated from the French Mediterranean to Miami, Florida, where as a favor to a friend, Frank is driving for the wealthy Billings family. There's very little that can surprise The Transporter, but young Jack Billings has done just that; Frank has unexpectedly bonded with Jack, age 6, who he drives to and from school. But when Jack is kidnapped, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to retrieve the boy and thwart the kidnappers' master plan to release a virus that will kill anyone with whom it comes in contact.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen

Jason Statham - Frank Martin
Alessandro Gassman - Gianni Chellini
Amber Valletta - Audrey Billings
Kate Nauta - Lola
Matthew Modine - Jefferson Billings
Jason Flemyng - Dimitri
Keith David - Stappleton
Hunter Clary - Jack Billings
Shannon Briggs - Max
François Berléand - Inspector Tarconi
Raymond Tong - Rastaman
George Kapetan - Dr. Sonovitch
Jeff Chase - Vasily
Gregg Weiner - Tipov
Gregg Davis - Techie at Billings

Taglines: The Best In The Business Is Back In The Game.


Official Website: Europa Corp. [France] | Official site [Germany] |

Release Date: 2 September 2005

Filming Locations: France

Box Office Details

Budget: $32,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $20,104,608 (USA) (4 September 2005) (3303 Screens)

Gross: $43,095,600 (USA) (25 December 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Originally, it was unsure if there was going to be a sequel to The Transporter. However, after strong DVD sales, it was quickly given the green light.

Continuity: When the A8 is spinning and sliding sideways through the garage, it is knocking down metal support poles. When the vehicle comes to a stop, there is absolutely no damage done to the vehicle from the impacts with the poles.

Tarconi: Let me guess: you need my help again.
Frank Martin: You still near the computer?
Tarconi: It's practically my pillow. Where do you want to start?
Frank Martin: I don't know. I have nothing.
Tarconi: Ah! My favorite kind of investigation.

User Review

Action, explosions, total disregard for physics. EXCELLENT.

Rating: 8/10

So many critics are already lining up to pick at the plot, the action scenes, and the details it's just sad.

This is an action movie with twists and turns, some believable, some not so. If you liked The Fifth Element, The Professional, Le Femme Nikita, and True Lies, this is your movie. If you grew up on Bond, Dukes, and Blade Runner, you'll love it.

Just relax, ignore all those physics lessons on momentum, dynamics, and forces, and enjoy.

If, on the other hand, you want to pay good money to sit in a theater and keep a mental list of all the problems, bs, bad lines, and so on, it's your life.

Personally, I adapt and enjoy.