The Transporter – Rules are made to be broken.
Jason Statham———————————————Frank Martin
Francois Berleand—————————————-Inspector Tarconi
Ric Young————————————————–Mr. Kwai
Didier Saint Melin—————————————–Boss
Directed by Corey Yuen.
Screenplay by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen.
Frank Martin (Statham) is a transporter who will drive people or packages to or from any two points as long as the money is right. He believes in strict rules that he maintains in order to stay out of trouble with the law. He starts off driving some bank robbers and we see how strict he is about sticking to the rules. After that job is done he gets a visit from Inspector Tarconi (Berleand) who is impressed with how organized Frank keeps his car and life. He gets another job transporting a package and during the drive he gets a flat tire. As he changes the tire he sees the package moving his third rule is “Don’t open the package”. He breaks the rule and is introduced to Lai (Shu). He immediately regrets breaking the rule and after he delivers the Lai, he realizes that the people who hired him are not to be trusted. There is plenty of action and some impressive fight sequences in this movie. The story line falls a little flat but it is still worth a watch if you like action movies.
Runtime: 92 Minutes
Production Budget: $21,000,000
CC Rating: 7 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors’ Previous Movies: The Legend, The Legend 2, No Retreat No Surrender.
If you liked this try: Revolver, Cellular, The Fifth Element.