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Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.


(as Neveldine), (as Taylor)


(as Neveldine), (as Taylor)
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When the hit-man Chev Chelios is poisoned by the criminal Verona, his friend and doctor Miles advises him that he must keep his adrenaline levels elevated to stay alive. Chev meets his girlfriend Eve and together they look for Verona to kill him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There are a thousand ways to raise your adrenaline. Today, Chev Chelios will need every single one. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adrenalin  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£450,141 (UK) (1 September 2006)


$27,829,874 (USA) (13 October 2006)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor operated both "a" and "b" cameras, where one would get a wide shot and the other would get a closeup shot. See more »


When Chev drives away from the factory, where Kaylo is killed, and some bad guys are about to chase them, one of the thugs shoots Chev's yellow car with a shotgun, but no shell holes are made. See more »


Chev Chelios: Jesus. Nothing's easy.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, we see "Crank" as if it was a retro video game. Chev shoots two henchmen, then he takes a needle containing drugs and goes into RAMPAGE mode and runs fast. He runs into another henchman who injects him with "The Bejing Cocktail", the camera zooms in on Chev's heart which explodes and blood splatters on the screen. And the words "Game Over" appears on the screen. See more »


References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


Achy Breaky Heart
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Funny and action packed
2 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie had it all. Action, humor, and a little bit of sexiness. I thought that they could have gone a different way for the ending, but it was still a unique idea.

One of the main reasons for my approval, was the fact that this movie was different. It's not something that you see all the time in traditional "I have to claim revenge for what the bad guys did to me" type of film. I really liked the action sequences, I thought that this movie was choreographed really well. I didn't find any glaring weaknesses in the film, but the overall storyline was a little lacking.

Jason Statham is an amazing actor (not just in this film specifically). He can do much more that play the action hero like in the Transporter movies, and this one as well. I really liked his performance in SNATCH. I thought that his character in SNATCH was really made for him, and that nobody else could have pulled it off. I'd like to see him in movies like that more often.

One more thing that I'd like to add, is that the new "Hitman Codname:47" movie that's coming out would have been a really good role for Statham instead of Vin Diesel. Just a thought

  • Ziad

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