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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

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

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.


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)

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Did You Know?

Phil Joanou was originally attached to direct.

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.

[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.

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