Parker: book, plot and cast of the film with Jason Statham
Having become one of the main performers of US action films, the actor Jason Statham he found himself in 2013 to give a face to a character coveted by many. It is the thief known as Parker, who specializes in theft but with a strict moral code that prevents him from stealing from the poor. This is the protagonist of Parker (here the review), film directed by Taylor Hackfordformer director of Officer and gentlemanand based on the novel Flashfire: fire at will, written in 2000 by Donald E. Westlake. It is one of the last volumes of the saga, made up of over twenty novels, dedicated to the character.
Considered one of the greatest mystery writers of all time, as well as an unsurpassed master of humor in detective stories, Westlake had already seen his gentleman thief become a character in the movies. This had in fact been brought to the big screen in 1967 by Lee Marvin in Without a moment’s respiteand in 1999 by Mel Gibson in Payback – Porter’s revenge. In both cases, however, the author did not authorize the use of the name he had chosen for the character. For the 2013 film it was possible to make use of this due to the disappearance of Westlake, which occurred in 2008.
Shot in the cities of Columbus, New Orleans and West Palm Beach, the film was a moderate success upon its arrival. With a budget of about $30 million, Parker it earned 46 globally, and Statham was lauded for his performance. Before embarking on a vision of the film, however, it will certainly be useful to delve into some of the main curiosities related to this. Continuing here in the reading it will in fact be possible to find further details relating to the plot and al cast of actors. Finally, the main ones will also be listed streaming platforms containing the film in their catalogue.
Parker: the plot of the movie
The protagonist of the story is the thief Parker, who built his fame on never robbing the most needy and innocent, instead often putting himself at their service. At the beginning of the film he finds himself involved in a new robbery, requested by his mentor, hurley. His task is to collaborate with a gang of criminals led by Melander to siphon off the proceeds of the Ohio State Fair, a local fair that raises millions of dollars. Despite an unexpected event, the coup succeeds but during the car escape Parker refuses the proposal to join the gang for their next coup. Unwilling to accept his refusal and give him his share of the loot, the criminals attack Parker and shoot him, leaving him apparently dead by the side of a deserted road.
However, he manages to survive, and to find shelter with a family of agricultural labourers. Here he regains his strength, planning a ruthless revenge against his attackers. Tracking them, Parker travels as far as glitzy Palm Beach, where he knows the criminals will pull off their next heist. To help him in the satisfaction of the rematch, there will be Leslie Rodgers, a real estate agent with an encyclopedic knowledge of the area. With her experience, Parker will become nearly unstoppable, and nothing will stop him from getting what he wants.
Parker: the cast of the film
To bring the famous character back to the big screen, Jason Statham he was the only actor considered by the producers and director. He is known for his great stage presence and experience with this type of action-packed and adrenaline-pumping stories. As usual, he asked to be able to interpret as many scenes as possible without making use of stunt doubles. He was thus able to perform daring car stunts and complex physical choreography. The director claimed to have been seriously concerned for his safety on several occasions, but Statham was not injured. Joining him in the role of his mentor Hurley is the Oscar-nominated actor Nick Nolte.
The role of the charming Leslie Rodgers is instead played by Jennifer Lopez. The actress expressed particular interest in this of her, which would allow her to return to acting in an action film after several romantic comedies. In the novel, the character actually has different origins than South American ones, but the director decided to rewrite it to fit Lopez. Michael Chiklisfamous for being The Thing in The fantastic Fourinstead plays the criminal Melander, while Wendell Pierce And Clifton Collins Jr. his henchmen Carlson and Ross. Bobby Cannavaleknown for movies Blue Jasmine And The Irishmanplays Palm Beach Sheriff Jake Fernandez here. Patty LuPonerecently seen in the miniseries Hollywoodis Leslie’s strict mother, named Ascension.
Parker: the trailer and where to see the film in streaming and on TV
It is possible to watch or review the film thanks to its presence on some of the most popular streaming platforms on the net today. Parker it is in fact available in the catalog of Rakuten TV, Chili Cinema, Google Play, Apple iTunes and Amazon Prime Videos. To see it, depending on the platform chosen, just sign up or rent the single film. You will thus be able to take advantage of this for a comfortable home vision. It should be noted that in the case of rental only, the title will be available for a certain time limit, within which it will be necessary to view it. The film will also be televised on the day Tuesday 23 May at 21:25 On the canal Nine.