The Transporter

The Transporter

2002 film by Louis Leterrier and Corey Yuen
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The Transporter

The Transporter (French: Le Transporteur) is a 2002 English-language French action-thriller film directed by Corey Yuen and Louis Leterrier (who is credited as artistic director on the film), and written by Luc Besson, who was inspired by BMW Films' The Hire series. The film stars Jason Statham as Frank Martin, a driver for hire—a mercenary "transporter" who will deliver anything, anywhere, no questions asked—for the right price. It also stars Shu Qi as Lai Kwai.

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Edited by
Nicolas Trembasiewicz
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Release date
  • 2 October 2002 (2002-10-02) (premiere)
  • 23 October 2002 (2002-10-23) (France)
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Running time
92 minutes
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France
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English
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Budget
€20.9 million
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Box office
$43.9 million

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Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: [to injured guy in bed] Who did this to you? Guy in hospital: [weakly] The transporter. Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: The transporter's dead. Guy in hospital: [weakly] No. Believe me. He isn't. Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: I believe you. And the police were they here? [comes up close to injured guy and starts wiping the sweat off from his mouth using his handkerchief] Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: You told them nothing right? Guy in hospital: No. Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: Of course, you couldn't. Let's keep it that way. [Jams the handkerchief down the guy's throat choking him to death] Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: [Life support machine sounds the flat line] Darren 'Wall Street' Bettencourt: [removes the cord and hooks it up to the other guy's connector monitor, and the machine stops making the flat lines sound]
  • When Lai is flipping through the picture's at Frank's house, the photo of the little boy with the monkey is really Jason Statham.
  • The "ignition code" for Frank's BMW is 1732.
  • The license plate of the truck Frank steals is 656 STA 13.
  • Jason Statham did most of his own stunts.
  • In the DVD Bonus features, it is revealed that during the garage scene, what was thought to be transmission oil is really molasses syrup. Jason Statham reported it to be a very 'sticky' situation.

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