|Music by||Paul Haslinger|
|Edited by||Brian Berdan|
|Box office||$42.9 million|
Crank is a 2006 American action black comedy film written and directed byMark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and starring Jason Statham, Amy Smart andJose Pablo Cantillo. The plot centers on a British hitman in Los Angelesnamed Chev Chelios who is poisoned and must keep his adrenaline flowing constantly in order to keep himself alive. He does so by various methods including taking drugs and getting into fights, while he tries to track down the man who poisoned him. The title of the film comes from the slang word formethamphetamine.
The film was followed by a sequel, entitled High Voltage, in 2009.
Chev Chelios is a Los Angeles-based British hitman, working for a crime syndicate headed by Carlito. Chelios is contracted by Carlito to kill mafia boss Don Kim as members of the Triadshave been encroaching on Carlito’s business. Chelios goes to Don Kim and apparently murders him.
However, Ricky Verona, an ambitious small-time criminal uses the opportunity to conspire with Carlito against Chelios; Verona will kill Chelios so the Triads do not retaliate, and then take Chelios’s place as Carlito’s new hired gun. The morning after Don Kim’s death, while Chelios sleeps in his apartment, Verona, his brother Alex, and several henchmen break in and inject Chelios with a Chinese synthetic drug which inhibits the flow of adrenaline, slowing the heart and eventually killing the victim. Chelios wakes to find a recording left by Verona showing what he has done. In anger, Chelios smashes his TV and heads out.