Crank: High Voltage

Theatrical Release: April 17, 2009
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Synopsis

The indestructible hopped-up hitman Chev Chelios, played to the hilt once again by Jason Statham, returns in Crank 2: High Voltage, picking up where the first film left off — except this time, Chelios is chasing a Chinese gangster who hijacked his heart and substituted it with a mechanical one that needs to be jolted with an electric charge to stay pumping. The maverick directing/writing team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor returns to inject more caffeinated craziness into Lionsgate’s burgeoning action series, with Amy Smart and Dwight Yoakam set to reprise their roles from the original. Efren Ramirez, Bai Ling, Clifton Collins Jr., and Corey Haim round out the cast.

Dove Review

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Info

Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Director: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Producer: Gary Lucchesi
Genre: Action
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter