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The Take trailer

05.01.2008
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THE TAKE has one of those edge-of-your seat trailers. No way the actual movie can be this good. I worked at a DVD store for two years, and it has straight-to-dvd throwaway written all over it, perhaps unfairly so. Has a movie starring John Leguizamo ever made waves? But the trailer is gritty, engrossing, and tells a classic revenge tale, where nothing is as it seems. The plot:

A gritty, action thriller with an all-star cast featuring Emmy Award Winner John Leguizamo, Tyrese Gibson, Bobby Cannavale and Rosie Perez! Felix De La Pena (Emmy Award-winner John Leguizamo) is an armored car driver struggling to make ends meet for his wife Marina (Rosie Perez) and two kids in East LAs Boyle Heights neighborhood. But their lives are thrown into chaos after Felix miraculously survives a violent on-the-job hijacking led by Adell Baldwin (Tyrese Gibson), a merciless criminal driven by power and greed. Now facing a difficult recovery and struggling with a nasty new temper, Felix becomes obsessed with tracking down his attackers before they frame him for the crimes they committed.

Props to Leguizamo for turning a comedy career into one where he can get away with playing a dark and damaged figure. And to Tyrese too, who is playing against type as the villain. Check it HERE. What do yall think?

Extra Tidbit: Even that poster wreaks of straight to DVD. Trust me, I've seen a lot.
Source: Apple trailers

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7:27AM on 05/08/2008

Don't live up to the trailer

Seen it yesterday. Great acting, classic premise and good pacing... but the end is lame.

Too bad because Leguizamo is at the top of his game here.
Seen it yesterday. Great acting, classic premise and good pacing... but the end is lame.

Too bad because Leguizamo is at the top of his game here.
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1:21PM on 05/01/2008
I watched Leguizamo promote this on Conan a while ago, and the scene they showed was a fight between him and his wife because of his condition, and it was some great acting, looks actually pretty good.
I watched Leguizamo promote this on Conan a while ago, and the scene they showed was a fight between him and his wife because of his condition, and it was some great acting, looks actually pretty good.
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3:49AM on 05/01/2008
USA 11 April 2008 (limited) was its release date, next to that its going STDVD.

Im not pro downloading movies, but this has been avaialable online for a while.
USA 11 April 2008 (limited) was its release date, next to that its going STDVD.

Im not pro downloading movies, but this has been avaialable online for a while.
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2:44AM on 05/01/2008

The Take ...

Sounds like the same concept that was being made with the start of Heroes TV series and Stallone, or is it the same one?
Sounds like the same concept that was being made with the start of Heroes TV series and Stallone, or is it the same one?
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2:45AM on 05/01/2008

The Take ...

Sounds like the same concept that was being made with the start of Heroes TV series and Stallone, or is it the same one?
Sounds like the same concept that was being made with the start of Heroes TV series and Stallone, or is it the same one?
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