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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

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Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent and a rogue DIA agent soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

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Wych Kaosayananda (as Kaos)

Writer:

Alan B. McElroy (as Alan McElroy)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Jeremiah Ecks
Lucy Liu ... Sever
Gregg Henry ... Robert Gant / Clark
Ray Park ... A.J. Ross
Talisa Soto ... Vinn / Rayne
Miguel Sandoval ... Julio Martin
Terry Chen ... Harry
Roger Cross ... Zane (as Roger R. Cross)
Sandrine Holt ... Agent Bennett
Steve Bacic ... Agent Fleming
Aidan Drummond Aidan Drummond ... Michael
Eric Breker ... Agent Curtis
Tony Alcantar ... Edgar Moore
David Parker David Parker ... Dark Suit #1
Josephine Jacob Josephine Jacob ... Pretty Girl
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Storyline

Jonathan Ecks, an FBI agent, realizes that he must join with his lifelong enemy, Agent Sever, a rogue DIA agent with whom he is in mortal combat, in order to defeat a common enemy. That enemy has developed a "micro-device" that can be injected into victims in order to kill them at will. Written by Uber Minion

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Antonio Banderas is Agent Ecks. This September, he's going ballistic See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X vs. Sever See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,010,474, 22 September 2002

Gross USA:

$14,307,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,154,899
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The producers eventually took over the proceedings from director Kaos after giving him much interference. See more »

Goofs

Halfway through the motorcycle chase, after Ecks is freed from the bus, the weather changes from wet and rainy to dry and sunny between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Agent Curtis: Good evening Mrs. Gant.
Vinn: What does my husband want now?
Agent Curtis: The plan has changed. He is now available to spend time with Michael.
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Connections

References The Killer (1989) See more »

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Hell Above Water
Performed by Curve
Composed by Toni Halliday (as Halliday) / Dean Garcia (as Garcia)
Published by Curve
Administered by Bell Management
Courtesy of Universal International Music B.V. under exclusive license in the United States to Hip-O Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(P) 2001 Universal International Music B.V.
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For the love of Christ! Make it stop!
21 January 2003 | by Mr ParkerSee all my reviews

Once in a while, a movie comes out that just defies logic. Sometimes logic is defied in how rewarding the watching experience was, say like with the Sixth Sense. Sometimes logic is defied in such a way as to make you question the mental state of those involved with giving this movie the "greenlight". This is not necessarily a good thing. This movie hurts on so many levels that it could be considered a cruel and inhuman torture to be made to sit through this. Everything about this movie screams bargain bin. With the exception of one scene (see below), this movie pretty much blows. Antonio Banderas is absolutely useless in this picture. You'd think from the ad campaign, let alone the fact that the movie is titled "Ecks vs. Sever", that he would be more of a serious ass kicker. No, no. The only one who gets to do any serious ass kicking is Lucy Liu and I'm 100% positive that she did this one only to pay the bills. Even with that revelation, she still sucked in it. The direction is pretty much what you'd expect from someone who goes by the name, "Kaos" but sometimes I'd like a little order to my chaos, ya know? I read a quote somewhere, where they said, 'who knew so much action could be so boring?' That's definitely the case here. Yeah there's a lot of action but it's of the direct-to-video variety. God, help me but this movie sucked. It wasn't even of the "so bad, it's good" type of flick. The story is incomprehensible, something about microscopic termites and little babies blown to smithereens and wives that bounce on you and the guy from Payback and.... AARRRRGGGHHH!!! I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. I can't recommend this to anyone. I'll give it a 1/2* out of ***** ONLY and I repeat, ONLY because of the aforementioned scene where some guy is knocked off of a rooftop by a grenade launcher and is shown falling to his death onto a parked car. If you want one reason to watch this, that's it. But don't say I didn't warn you.


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