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USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berleand, Matt Schulze, Tcheky Karyo, Ric Young, Doug Rand, Didier Saint Melin, Tonio Descanvelle, Laurent Desponds, Matthieu Albertini, Vincent Nemeth, Jean-Yves Bilien, Jean-Marie Paris, Adrian Dearnell, Alfred Lot
Director: Corey Yuen
UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for violent sequences and some sensuality
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence
USA Release Date: 11 October 2002
UK Release Date: 17 January 2003
Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary 'transporter' who moves goods - human or otherwise - from one place to another. No questions asked.
Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his tricked-out Mercedes, Frank adheres to a strict set of rules, which he never breaks. Rule One: Never change the deal. Rule Two: No names - Frank doesn't want to know whom he's working for, or what he's transporting. Rule Three: Never look in the package.
Frank's newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he's done in the past. He has been hired by an American known only as 'Wall Street' (see Rule Two) to make a delivery, but when Frank stops along route, he notices his 'package' is moving. Violating Rule Three, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful, gagged woman.
Frank's steadfast adherence to his other two rules - which make up his basic code of survival - also quickly falls, hurtling him and his new companion on a road leading to shocking secrets, deadly complications, and the last thing Frank ever expected to come to believe: that rules are made to be broken.
Directed by Cory Yuen, the screenplay is by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, and the producers are Luc Besson and Steven Chasman.
Feature running time: 88 minutes
Subtitles: Hard of Hearing English
Original Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (16x9)
Sound Quality: 5.1 (VHS: stereo)
DVD Special Features
Feature length commentary by Jason Statham and producer Steven Chasman
Making of featurette
Three extended fight scenes with optional commentary