volunteering to drive a getaway
car, tough streetwise Driver (Dwayne
Johnson) spends ten
in a brutal
prison fighting to survive long enough
to exact revenge on those who betrayed
his friends, slaughtered his brother andleft him
for dead in the high-speed
action thriller Faster...
WITH THE CAUTIONARY WORDS OF THE WARDEN (Tom Berenger) falling on deaf ears,
Driver (Dwayne Johnson: The Other Guys; Gridiron Gang) walks through
the prison gates a free man after ten long and painful years.
The only thing that has kept him going is a list of people on whom he is about
to wreak a final vengeance: those who were responsible for the botched bank
job that left his beloved brother (Matt Gerald) dead and Driver with critical
injuries and facing a long stretch inside.
An unstoppable force to be reckoned with, Driver takes out his first victim
without a second's hesitation. But the hunter is also the hunted, and there
are two men hot on his trail with a similar dogged determination to that which
A veteran Cop (Academy Award Winner Billy Bob Thornton: Best Writing, Screenplay
Based on Material from Another Medium, Sling Blade, 1996) is just days
from retirement and is looking to ensure his family is well provided for. So
what is it that makes him want so much to put himself in harm's way to resolve
just one last case?
The other is a young, egocentric Killer (Oliver Jackson-Cohen: Going the
Distance), a hit-man who has turned his job into an art form and who relishes
the challenge of such a worthy adversary as Driver, his target. And unlike Driver,
both men have a lot to lose.
Taking you on the most hair-raising, heart-pumping ride of your life, Faster
goes up-tempo into a do-or-die race as Driver works his way through the list.
As the mystery surrounding his brother's murder deepens, after ten years will
he have the courage to savour every morsel of retribution? Is revenge really
a dish best served up cold?
Some of his targets now have innocents close to them, but can Driver really
afford to stop now? And can he be completely sure there isn't someone he has
missed. The someone who was behind the orders carried out by his brother's executioners.
Or is it that, even in their dying moments, none of the guilty will accept the
As the relentless pace hots up (fuelled by some awesome, hair-raising driving
what Driver can't do with cars isn't worth doing) Detective Cicero (Carla
Gugino: Watchmen; Television's Entourage) has some new information
that sends her rushing off to intercept Driver's trail of bodies but
will she get there in time to stop a further bloodbath?
The action-packed Faster also features: Maggie Grace (Knight And Day;
Television's Lost) as Lily; Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation)
as Marina; Akinnuoge-Agbaje as The Evangelist; Mike Epps as Roy Grone; Xander
Berkeley as Lester Speight; and Annie Corley as Driver's Mother.
Music is by Clint Mansell; Director of Photography is Michael Grady; Executive
Producers are Joe Gayton and Dara Weintraub; Produced by Martin Shafer, Liz
Glotzer, Tony Gayton and Robert Teitel; Screenplay Written by Tony Gayton and
Joe Gayton; and Directed by George Tillman Jr (Notorious; Men of Honor; Soul
Justice is Swift; Vengeance is Faster. Dwayne
Johnson returns to the action genre with the adrenaline-charged thriller Faster,
out on Blu-ray and DVD, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, on 8 August
2011. Certificate: 15 | RRP: £22.99 Blu-ray; £17.99 DVD.
Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Materials: Includes Behind The Scenes Featurettes | Deleted
Scenes Introduced by Director George Tillman Jr | Alternate Ending Introduced
by Director George Tillman Jr. Blu-ray Exclusive Materials: Include Animatics
| Behind The Scenes Featurettes Weapons And Wheels: The Guns, Cars and Stunts
of Faster | Criminal and Cops: The Cast of Faster | movieIQ
"Faster… the most hair-raising, heart-pumping ride of your life"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"A teeth-gritting, eye-gouging, retro-fitted kill-fest" Total