Faster

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Plot

An ex-con sets out to avenge his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. During his campaign, however, he's tracked by a veteran cop and an egocentric hit man.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.5/10 (34,452 voted)

Critic's Score: 44/100

Director:
George Tillman Jr.

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace

Storyline
A man who just got released from prison kills someone. Later a detective who investigates discovers that the man was part of a gang of robbers. Years ago they committed a big robbery and later some men who somehow found out where they were came and demanded the money they got of they would kill them one at time and they did. Eventualy it came down to him and his brother and he told them where the money but still tried to kill them. But he somehow survived and was caught by the police and sent to prison. The one he killed was one of the men who killed his brother. So it's obvious he's out to avenge his brother's death. The detective later is told that an aging detective wants to join her which she finds weird. And at the same time a hit man is pursuing him but always misses him.

Writers: Tony Gayton, Joe Gayton

Cast:

Dwayne Johnson

Driver


Mauricio Lopez

Prison Guard


Jim Gaines

Inmate

(as James Gaines)


Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Killer


Tom Berenger

Warden


Jan Hoag

Receptionist


Courtney Gains

Telemarketer


Billy Bob Thornton

Cop


Michael Irby

Vaquero


Josh Clark

Uniform


Carla Gugino

Cicero


Michael Blain-Rozgay

TV Anchor


Mike Epps

Roy Grone


Sidney S. Liufau

Kenny

(as Sid S. Liufau)


Maggie Grace

Lily

Taglines:
If you're on his list, you're already dead.



Details

Official Website:
Official site |

Release Date: 24 November 2010

Filming Locations: 2632 Washington Bl., Pasadena, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $24,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,523,153
(USA)
(28 November 2010)
(2454 Screens)

Gross: $23,240,020
(USA)
(10 February 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Phil Joanou was originally attached to direct.

Goofs:

Audio/visual unsynchronized:
When Killer is in his car staking out the old man's apartment, you hear the sound of him cocking his semi auto pistol, which takes two hands. As this takes place, you see him put the gun into his holster with one hand.

Quotes:

[first lines]

Prison Guard:
Turn around.



User Review

Faster Redeems a Misguided Career

Rating: 9/10


While I always thought Dwayne Johnson (The Rock!) had potential as an
actor, I thought his career choices have been pretty dismal since he
left the world of wrestling. Whether throwaway crap like "The Scorpion
King" or just plain embarrassing stuff like "The Tooth Fairy" (we get
it Dwayne, you can laugh at yourself – how about getting down to
business!), I just never felt compelled to see one of his movies. Until
now.

I could tell from the trailer this one was going to be different.

Faster is a throwback to the merciless action flicks of the 1970s.
Existential in tone. Ruthless in execution. It's kind of a cross
between Death Wish and Vanishing Point. A pure, undiluted revenge drama
that shows Dwayne Johnson really can walk the walk when he wants to.
This isn't G-rated pabulum for the whole family. This is a leather
glove across the chops, R-rated blast from the muzzle of a sawed-off
shotgun. The plot isn't very complex, but the pacing is beautiful, as
is the purity of this amazing movie.

Billy Bob Thornton does a great job too as The Cop, a lowlife drug
addicted, slimy little lawman with 9 days to go before retirement and
one last case to solve. And Oliver Jackson-Cohen is terrific as a
yuppie hit-man with a personal score to settle.

If you like movies that are intent simply in kicking your ass for 90
minutes, you could do a lot worse than Faster. After all these years,
I'm finally a Dwayne Johnson fan.