Plot Summary: Chev (Jason Statham), a hit man for a major West Coast crime syndicate, has just made a life-altering decision to quit the business for good and spend time with his girlfriend (Amy Smart) instead. After allowing his latest target to escape unscathed the night before, Chev wakes up to an unpleasant surprise. A videotape informs him that he’s been poisoned with a “Beijing Cocktail” during his sleep. The toxin works on the adrenal gland and Chev can already feel the effects as his heartbeat has slowed considerably. In fact, he probably only has about an hour left to live, unless he can find a way to keep his adrenaline up. Since the videotape has also informed him that his girlfriend is in danger, Chev is now consumed by enough fury to keep him going for a while. In order to save himself and his girlfriend, he goes on a desperate, 24-hour rampage on the streets of Los Angeles, demolishing everything and everyone in his path, like a runaway train. His thirst for vengeance is enough to overpower the effects of the poison for some time, but ultimately, he cannot survive without an antidote.
September 1st, 2006 (wide)
January 9th, 2007 (DVD)
Lions Gate Films
Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Efren Ramirez, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Jay Xcala, Carlos Sanz, Keone Young, Dwight Yoakam
Total: 426 vote(s).
Action & Adventure, Drama, Suspense
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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality, nudity and drug use.