Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins


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Two men cut off from the world in different ways become unlikely friends and protectors in this offbeat action drama. Danny (Jet Li) is a physically powerful but emotionally stunted man; never given any sort of proper education, Danny has learned little in his lifetime but how to fight, and his minder, Bart (Bob Hoskins), treats him more like a guard dog than anything else, using him in illegal no-holds-barred brawls that earn Bart plenty of money but only reinforce Danny's violent alienation. When Bart is injured in an auto accident, Danny is left to fend for himself, and stumbles upon Sam (Morgan Freeman), an elderly piano tuner who has lost his sight. Sam is the first person to treat Danny with kindness, and the music he plays soothes the troubled soul of the fighter. However, Danny's fighting skills soon come in handy when Sam runs afoul of a pack of small-time crooks who believe he knows too much about their operations.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2009
UPC: 4895033766827
Original Release: 2005
Rating: NR
Source: Panorama
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 61,592

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jet Li Danny
Morgan Freeman Sam
Bob Hoskins Bart
Kerry Condon Victoria
Silvio Simac Actor
Michael Jenn Actor
Vincent Regan Actor
Dylan Brown Actor
Phyllida Law Actor

Technical Credits
Louis Leterrier Director
Olivier Beriot Costumes/Costume Designer
Oliver Beroit Costumes/Costume Designer
Luc Besson Producer,Screenwriter
Jacques Bufnoir Production Designer
Steven Chasman Executive Producer
Bernard Grenet Executive Producer
Thierry Guilmard Production Manager
Cyril Holtz Sound/Sound Designer
Jet Li Producer
Pierre Morel Cinematographer
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam Producer
Pierre Spengler Co-producer
Nicolas Trembasiewicz Score Composer,Editor
Vincent Tulli Sound Editor,Sound Mixer

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Unleashed 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this film and not only for the awesome fight scenes. I was really impressed with Jet's acting abilities and one can easily imagine him studying dogs to perfect the gazes and behavior he performed in the film. Besson has always had a comic sense of action and this could have very easily become a farce about a man acting like a feral dog, but they went to great lengths to humanize Danny even before he escaped.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie blew me away! Not only is it a great action movie, it is a great example of how resiliency can be embodied in some of the most vulnerable people: children and trauma survivors. The movie showcases the use of dissociation as a defense mechanism in response to extreme cruelty with no traces of pity or self-indulgence. In my clinical experience, many trauma survivors excel in one or more domains, but continue to struggle with the past that weighs them down even as they continue the motions of living they often feel isolated from the rest of the world. Jet Li's character lives in a flat world of his own his emotions are tapped only by hearing music for the first time in years and the fleeting memories this uncovers. Jet Li's acting is sublime: he conveys the tense inner struggle and turmoil that can embody survival as well as identification with the aggressor. The conflict in a person between the identification with the aggressor as well as the fear and loss of control that often come with trauma is wordlessly played out by Jet Li's character. Morgan Freeman...no words can describe the healing influence his patience and wisdom present for Jet Li's character, who is literally so traumatized, he is speechless for most of the film. Many of Morgan Freeman's lines are interpretations of Jet Li's behavior as Jet Li's character learns the words that describe his life from the narrative Morgan Freeman's character offers, he cultivates his own vocabulary and narrative of his life. This is a very well-written movie that the director, actors and editors have translated well into film. This movie demonstrates excellence from the choreography to the nuances of acting and complicated sentiments the actors convey. I can't believe this movie didn't do better in the theaters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After seeing this film. I saw alots of things in common with Deaf people because I am Deaf and communicate by ASL ( American Sign Language ). This film is very excellent in that it goes to show why it does not pay to be cruel to people. A Deaf character easily could have been in that movie that Jet Li was in. Be warned this is a very brutal movie. The movie is better seen with subtitles ( closed captioning ).
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was really good. Especially Li's performance. The fight scenes were pretty good too.
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