R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
When the Google Earth satellite views zoom-in they show the real locations where the scenes were actually shot.
I told you I'd kill you, you little bitch!
Throughout the movie, references to "Chinese" items and characters are continually made. "Don Kim" is said to be Chinese though Kim is traditionally a Korean name. In the "Chinatown" section of the movie, when the school girls are interviewed for the news, they are speaking Korean. Also in the warehouse the workers also speak Korean. A hint that this is a purposeful "mistake" by the director/writer is made when, in the hospital, a page is heard calling for anyone who can speak Korean.
At the very end of the credits, we see "Crank" as if it was a retro video game. Chev shoots two henchmen, then he takes a needle containing drugs and goes into RAMPAGE mode and runs fast. He runs into another henchman who injects him with "The Bejing Cocktail", the camera zooms in on Chev's heart which explodes and blood splatters on the screen. And the words "Game Over" appears on the screen.
German FSK-16 version is cut for violence (97 seconds). Uncut version is rated "Not under 18".
English, Spanish, Korean
£450,141 (UK) (3 September 2006)
$27,829,874 (USA) (15 October 2006)