R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
Gerard Butler and his crew are loosely based on former ATF agent, Jay Dobyns, who consulted on the film. Dobyns is best known for his undercover work and his willingness to infiltrate crime organizations, much like Gerard Butler's character. Dobyns makes a cameo in the film at the bar Donnie works at in LA, closing his tab at the bar.
I ain't cuffin' up
'Big Nick' O'Brien: That's ok. I don't bring my cuffs anyway.
In the final shootout, gunfire is exchanged lengthwise along cars stopped in traffic. All bullet holes are neat and round, even in hoods and closed doors. This indicates the bullets passed through perpendicular to the metal, i.e. from right above or across the cars. This is obviously not the case.
German distributor Concorde chose to cut approx. 16 minutes from the movie to tighten the pace (removed were mostly family related scenes with Butler's character Nick).
$15,206,108 (USA) (21 January 2018)
$44,947,622 (USA) (22 March 2018)
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