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posted Feb 27, 2015, 12:52 PM by Viktor Zólyomi   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 12:52 PM ]
If you want to see a movie that perfectly captures the essence of Con City, look no further than the 2006 Jason Statham action flick Crank. The movie is 88 minutes of non-stop insanity, described by some critics as "live action GTA". Statham plays as professional hitman Chev Chelios, who is poisoned in the opening scene and comes to the realization that the only thing that can keep him alive long enough to get his revenge, is adrenaline. The result is absolute mayhem, as Chelios goes from one darkly hilarious situation to the next, going to a lot of trouble to keep himself pumped up, leaving piles of bodies in his wake.

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Between Chelios, his crazy psychotic rival Ricky Verona, the assorted gangsters that get in his way, his unsuspecting girlfriend, his wimpy sidekick, and his sex-addict personal physician Doc Miles who tries to save his life over the telephone, Crank is full of memorable characters who just need to be themselves to create a fun joyride that will leave you wondering what the hell you just watched while simultaneously making you want more of it. There is a second Crank movie, which is almost as good, but we don't want to spoil that. Watch them both, it's a perfect double feature for fans of black comedy crime fiction.