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Former drug enforcement agent, Phil Broker (Jason Statham: The Expendables) is a family man who moves off the grid with his daughter, to a seemingly quiet bayou backwater to escape his troubled past. However, Brokerās world soon becomes anything but quiet once he discovers that an underbelly of drugs and violence riddles the small town. Soon, a sociopathic methamphetamine kingpin, Gator Bodine (James Franco: Spiderman) puts Broker and his daughter in harmās way forcing Broker back into action in order to save his family and the town.

Starring:
Rachelle Lefevre, Jason Statham
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

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Product Details

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes
Starring Rachelle Lefevre, Jason Statham, Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder, James Franco
Director Gary Fleder
Genres Crime
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 31 March 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes
Starring Rachelle Lefevre, Jason Statham, Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder, James Franco
Director Gary Fleder
Genres Crime
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 31 March 2014
Main languages English

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Mar 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Homefront (DVD).

DVD Info.
Region 2
Ratio 16:9/2:40.1
Certificate: 15
Running time 100 minutes approx.

Trivia.
1)This is written & produced by action legend Sylvester Stallone.
2)James Franco appeared as Harry Osborn in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy.
3)Kate Bosworth played Lois Lane in Superman Returns.
4)This was at one stage a script treatment for a possible Fifth Rambo movie.
5)This was intende6d as a starring vehicle for Stallone but he felt the character needed to be played by a younger actor & rewrote the screenplay to accommodate his friend Jason Statham.

Synopsis.
Former DEA agent Phil Broker quits his job after a incident with a biker gang goes wrong that ends in the tragic death of the gang leaders son during the conflict, Broker who's recently widowed leaves to find solace in a small town with his 9 year old daughter Maddy.

When his daughter fights off a local bully this event set's in motion a chain of event's which lead up to a confrontation with the towns local Meth druglord Gator Bodine.

To make matters more complex Phil's past with the biker gang enters the arena as Phil discovers the corrupt violent dodgy drug dealings that Bodine is forcing upon the town & now Phil must protect his daughter Maddy & the townsfolk using any means necessary againt Bodine & his old enemies criminal empire.

Timelord Thoughts.
This is your typical old school 80's action movie & thankfully the majority of the movie's pretty solid action fare that delivers some great kick ass fight scenes for Jason Statham to get his action chops into.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By chelios1981 on 26 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
A standard Jason Statham flick, a few fights, car chase, explosions and gruff dialogue.

This time Statham plays a jaded DEA agent, who moves for a more peaceful life with his daughter to a redneck filled community.

He falls foul of local criminal James Franco and thus a pretty simple plot is set a he faces off against the criminal and his gang through various confrontation's.

Pretty simple plot, reasonable action but this is nothing original, but it is quite well done.

Written by Sylvester Stallone, based on a novel, it's what you would expect from a standard action film starring Britain's harman export to Hollywood.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Dec 2013
Format: DVD
Phil Broker (Jason Statham) is a former NARC who must now lay low due to getting the son of a crime boss killed. He is living in Louisiana which allows them to use a better soundtrack and crazy characters. His wife has passed on, he has a daughter Maddy (Izabela Vidovic) and a wanna be formulaic relationship with school counselor Susan Hatch(Rachelle Lefevre). He draws attention to himself while trying to live with a low profile, attention that endangers the life of both him and his daughter.

As art imitates life, James Franco plays the crazy bad guy and Winona Ryder his trashy girlfriend.

This is one of the better Statham films I have seen. It includes the usual tough guy talk, fighting, killings, chase scenes, and explosions. It also includes a colorful support cast with Kate Bosworth and Marcus Hester as realistic people. Bosworth was a pistol.

Worth seeing for fans of action films.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, garage sex, no nudity. Deals with meth manufacture and use.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 7 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who quit after his action against a biker gang went wrong and it cost the life of a son.

He is recently widowed and is left with a daughter, Maddy, and he decides to retire to a small town.

His daughter fights off a boy who was bullying her at school and this sets in motion a string of events that end in confrontations with the locals and the resident drug lord.

His past history also enters the arena, making matters more complex.

He now has a mission to protect his daughter and is ready to do anything it calls for....

Jason Statham films are as predictable as they come. It's not a bad thing. You can whack one of his films on for ninety minutes, and forget all your troubles.

Here it's no different, and its meat and potatoes stuff. Undercover operation goes wrong, he relocates, gets into a bit of bother with the locals, and as soon as you can say 'Winona Ryder gets more attractive with age' you have an action thriller that harks back to the eighties.

Which isn't really a surprise as it's written by Sylvester Stallone and he was in mind to play the lead originally.

The film goes at a steady pace, Franco isn't the best villain around, so he he spends most of the film kidnapping cats and hiding in the shadows.

If your a fan of Statham, this is perfunctory stuff, if your not, you'll hate it...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy on 7 July 2014
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A good start and build up of tension as Statham's character lays low with his daughter in a small town after being undercover in a biker gang but it all leads up to a run of the mill shoot out with nowhere near enough hand to hand fighting and a poor ending, some good acting from Statham for a change! but James Franco turns out to be a wet weekend after looking like he was going to be good as the local small town drug dealer hard man in a good first scene, Winona Ryder was very poor as Franco girlfriend and there only to fill the sware box 3 times over!, was expecting a lot better given Stallone co-produced and did the screenplay this sure was no First Blood which did the small town kick off loads better.
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