An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Director:

Camille Delamarre

Writers:

Luc Besson (screenplay), Luc Besson (screenplay "Banlieue 13") | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Damien Collier
David Belle ... Lino
RZA ... Tremaine Alexander
Goûchy Boy ... K2
Catalina Denis ... Lola
Ayisha Issa ... Rayzah
Carlo Rota ... George the Greek
Andreas Apergis ... Berringer
Richard Zeman ... Major Reno
Robert Maillet ... Yeti
Bruce Ramsay ... Mayor
Frank Fontaine ... Grandfather Collier
Chimwemwe Miller Chimwemwe Miller ... Accountant (as Chimwemwe Dave Miller)
Andy Bradshaw Andy Bradshaw ... Roy (as Anderson Bradshaw)
Ryan Trudeau Ryan Trudeau ... Floyd
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Storyline

In a future where Detroit's most dangerous criminals occupy the city's deserted brick mansions, an undercover cop joins forces with an ex-convict to defeat the notorious drug kingpin who has taken the mayor hostage. Detroit has fallen to crime, and in an effort to contain it, authorities have sealed up the inner city with a massive wall. Once you're inside, you never get out. Lino (David Belle) is an ex-con who's trying to make the best of life in this urban penitentiary when his girlfriend is abducted by ruthless drug lord Tremaine (RZA). Meanwhile, as undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker) contends with deep-rooted corruption within the police department, Tremaine imprisons the mayor, and threatens to detonate a powerful weapon unless he's paid millions in ransom. Despite their differences, Lino and Collier are the only men capable of entering the city, and defeating Tremaine's gang. With the clock ticking, this mismatched duo must now prevent Detroit from being completely ...

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No mercy, no escape, no time. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for frenetic gunplay, violence and action throughout, language, sexual menace and drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the scene right before Tremaine talks to Lola, the letters "RS" can be seen spray painted on a water tower. Paul Walker played the lead role in a film with the same letters - film "Running Scared" (2006). See more »

Goofs

While otherwise firing multiple sniper rifle shots around the neutron bomb, a single shot could have safely destroyed it. See more »

Quotes

Tremaine Alexander: Where I come from, cash rule everything around me. You heard that one, right?
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Alternate Versions

Unrated Cut: Found on the blu-ray released in the U.S. Runs 100 minutes. See more »

Connections

Remake of District B13 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Nowhere to Run
Written by Rob Apex
Remixed by Datsik and Excision
Courtesy of Lifted Music
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B13 redux
15 February 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In a near future Detroit, the crime-ridden ghetto of Brick Mansions has been walled off from the rest of the city. The mayor is determined to redevelop the isolated neighborhood. Lino (David Belle) is an acrobatic vigilante determined to take down drug lord Tremaine Alexander (RZA). Tremaine kidnaps his ex Lola to use as bait. Lino is captured by a corrupt cop who he ends up killing. Undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker) is tasked with recovering a stolen military neutron bomb which is set to go off in ten hours.

This is an Americanized version of District B13. I liked the Euro campiness and the action of B13. The return of Belle helps with both. The Parkour is fun and ridiculous. It's all joyously stupid action. It actually takes a step down when a serious Paul Walker comes onto the screen. He lacks the stupidity and the campiness. The movie actually doesn't need his initial undercover sting. He's a little better when he pairs up with Belle. Quite frankly, Walker's character is not strictly needed. There is a twist about bomb which is very obvious. It would help to not have the mayor do his evil villain thing so early on. I do like that Lola is no damsel in distress. She's a great bad azz. This works best with Parkouring Belle with his Euro campiness although what's he doing in Detroit is beyond me.


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France | Canada | USA | Spain

Language:

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Release Date:

25 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

District B13 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,516,855, 27 April 2014

Gross USA:

$20,396,829

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,416,730
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2.35 : 1
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