The Transporter


1h 32m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise--from one place to another. No questions asked. Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his

Film Details

Also Known As
Le transporteur, Transporter, transporteur
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
20th Century Fox; Canal Plus; Car Grip; Chriscar; Digital Factory; Digital Factory; Distributors Corporation Of America; Eclair Group; Europacorp; Europacorp; Guegan Stunt & Equipment; Jean-Claude Beinex; Mikros Image; Sonetrans; StudioCanal; Technovision Cameras Ltd; Tf1 Films Productions; Transpalux
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Asmick Ace Inc.; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Hispano Foxfilms; Skifan Hf; Tobis Film; Ufd; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Paris, France; Paris, France; Russia; Miami, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise--from one place to another. No questions asked. Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his tricked-out BMW, Frank adheres to a strict set of rules, which he never breaks. Rule One: Never change the deal. Rule Two: No names--Frank doesn't want to know whom he's working for, or what he's transporting. Rule Three: never look in the package. Frank's newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he's done in the past. He's been hired by an American known only as "Wall Street" (see Rule Two) to make a delivery; but when Frank stops along the route, he notices his package is moving. Violating Rule Three, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful, gagged woman. Frank's steadfast adherence to his other two rules--which make up his basic code of survival--also quickly fails, hurtling him and his new companion on a road leading to shocking secrets, deadly complications, and the last thing that Frank ever expected to come to believe: that rules are made to be broken.

Crew

Candice Abela

Driver

Marcel Agostini

Construction

Thierry Alais

Grip

Stephane Alizier

Production

Virginie Allal

Production Assistant

Christian Altiparmakian

Head Gaffer Electrician

Francois Amadei

Electrician

Jean-claude Ambah

Caterer

Jean Christophe Andreon

Swing Gang

Jean-charles Andrieux

Stunts

Philippe Anselme

Construction

Susana Antunes

Post-Production Assistant

Catherine Athon

Post-Production Coordinator

Francis Auguy

Stunt Coordinator

Damien Auriol

Grip

Pierre Bandini

Props

Gilles Bannier

Stunt Security Coordinator

Eric Baraillon

Head Gaffer Electrician

Dominique Baran

Production Accountant

Alain Barbier

Stunts

Thierry Barnay

Software Engineer

Jean-pierre Baronski

Best Boy

Gregory Barrau

Assistant

Rene Basso

Grip

Eric Bassoff

Post-Production Supervisor

Jean-pierre Battaia

Construction Manager

Jeremy Bau

Assistant

Sandrine Baudron

Production

Evelyn Baussant

Props Buyer

Julien Bectarte

Assistant Director

Joseph Beddelem

Stunts

Elsa Beigbeder

Makeup

Jean-claude Beinex

Production Insurance

Odile Beraud

Effects Coordinator

Anne Bergamaschi

Head Makeup Artist

Christian Bergner

Stunts

Philippe Bernabe

Production

Guillaume Berroyer

Wardrobe

Vincent Bersoulle

Stunts

Luc Besson

Producer

Luc Besson

Screenwriter

Darren Bettencourt

Personal Assistant (To Steven Chasman)

Thibault Henri Biabaud

Production

Pierre Blain

Digital Effects Artist

Stéphane Blanc

Painter

Pierre Blanchard

Sculptor

Pierre Saint Blanquat

Production

Alexandre Blanvillain

Swing Gang

Alexandre Blanvillain

Driver

Eric Bleriot

Electrician

Sybille Blouin

Stunts

Custom Blue

Song Performer

Maxime Bochner

Unit Production Manager

Laurent Bonaventure

Driver

Carlos Bonelli

Stunts

Christian Bonnichon

Special Effects Technician

Aurelia Bono

Assistant Director

Laurent Borenstein

Cgi Artist

Gerald Borguignon

Production

Fabrice Bouchelet

Props Buyer

Michel Bouis

Stunts

Julien Bouley

Assistant

Ronald Boullet

Digital Effects Artist

Jean-marc Bour

Director Of Photography (Underwater Unit)

Michel Bourgeois

Construction

Christophe Bourlier

Production

Laetitia Boussard

Production

Stephanie Boutinaud

Digital Effects Artist

Lahcene Ben Braham

Sound Recordist

Emmanuel Breton

Unit Manager

Alain Brochery

Stunts

Didier Brule

Stunts

Gerard Buffard

Grip

Fabien Aissa Busetta

Production

William Cagnard

Stunts

Francois Califano

Production

Lionel Callari

Property Master

Olivier Carbone

Extras Agent/Coordinator

David Carle

Stunts

Marianne Capian Casino

Location Scout

Marc Castagna

Grip

Matthieu Castel

Swing Gang

Francois Castello

Original Music

Francois Castello

Music Conductor

Jean Castelnau

Assistant Designer

Frederic Cauvy

Weapons Advisor

Jean Marc Challet

Production

Jean-jacques Chapelle

Carpenter

Alexis Charrier

Stunts

Nadia Fares Chasman

Song

Steve Chasman

Producer

Arnaud Chelet

Digital Effects Artist

Alain Chene

Effects Assistant

Nathalie Chéron

Casting Director

Nadia Cherouk

Wardrobe

Jean Chesneau

Head Stage Technician

Florent Chevillard

Production

Christophe Cheysson

1st Assistant Director

Olivier Chiavassa

Production Manager

S Christian

Song

Ken Chung

Stunts

Audrey Ciais

Script Coordinator

Gilles Ciamin

Stunts

Frederic Ciccione

Stunts

Stanley Clarke

Original Score

Stanley Clarke

Original Music

Stanley Clarke

Music Conductor

Arno Clerc

Digital Effects Artist

Fabrice Cocu

Caterer

Olivier Coimbra

Location Scout

Patrice Colardelle

Construction

David Collado

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Gilles Conseil

Stunts

Nathalie Cordey

Production

Bernard Cormerais

Production

Gildas Cotonea

Construction

Camille Courau

Personal Assistant (To Luc Besson)

Capucine Courau

Sound Editor

David Courseault

Production

Thierry Crepin

Construction

Nicolas Criqui

Color

Serge-antoine Croisy

Electrician

Aurelia Cypres

Production

Rosana D'andrea

Effects Assistant

Vincent Darre

Production

Jean-claude Dauphinot

Special Effects Technician

Gerard Daverio

Carpenter

Jean-pascal David

Stunts

William David

Stunts

Cathia De Carvalho

Production

Laure Ladron De Guevara

Production Coordinator

Sebastien Lemenez De Kerdelleau

Production

Bruno De Lucas

Stunts

Adrien Debackere

Assistant Camera Operator

Olivier Debert

Digital Effects Artist

Remy Decrouy

Driver

Jean Marc Degardin

Assistant Camera Operator

Anne Delacour

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Anne Delacour

Dialogue Editor

Gregoire Delage

Special Effects Technician

Pascal Delaunay

Grip

Marine Delcourt

Production

Gael Deledicq

Assistant

Dominique Delguste

Camera Focus Puller

Jean Marc Dellien

Electrician

Hugues Delorme

Driver

Jacques Delzescaux

Digital Effects Artist

Aleksander Dembinski

Personal Assistant (To Steven Chasman)

Claude Demetrau

Special Effects Technician

Georges Demetrau

Special Effects Supervisor

Marc Deneux

Software Engineer

Elodie Derrien

Wardrobe

Yannick Derrien

Stunts

Serge Desfilles

Production

Jean-jacques Desplanques

Stunts

Johan Dettwiller

Assistant Camera Operator

Gaeton Dinon

Production

Nate Dogg

Song Performer

Yann Doray

Digital Effects Artist

Romuald Drault

Production Accountant

D J Pone & Drixxxe

Song

Gerard Drolon

Assistant Designer

Christelle Droy

Stunts

Maxence Duhamel

Software Engineer

Celine Durand

Hairdresser

Philippe Durano

Carpenter

Florent Duroc

Electrician

Arnaud Duteroue

Assistant

Stephane Dutto

Stunts

Veronique Duval

Music

Stephane Dyvrande

Caterer

Missy Elliott

Song Performer

Missy Elliott

Song

Jack English

Still Photographer

Jerome Epaillard

Electrician

Swann Eucharis

Driver

Samia Fadli

Extras Casting Assistant

Laurent Faggion

Driver

Francois Fanelli

Production

Pascal Fauvelle

Special Effects Technician

Pierre Fauverge

Driver

Tristan Favre

Camera Focus Puller

Roxane Fechner

Effects Coordinator

Slim Feltane

Production

Jose Ferrera

Location Scout

Eric Ferret

Foley Mixer

Eric Ferret

Foley Recordist

Murielle Ferry

Production

Cecile Fevrier

Production

Ron Finn

Music Editor

Thierry Flament

Digital Effects Artist

Gilles Floquet

Grip

David Forax

Stunts

Bruno Fourrier

Score Recording

Bruno Fourrier

Music Scoring Mixer

Beatrice Fraschini Rey

Post-Production Coordinator

Benedicte Frely

Production

Julius Friede

Color

Sylvain Gabet

Stunts

Ghislain Gabriel

Production

Film Details

Also Known As
Le transporteur, Transporter, transporteur
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
20th Century Fox; Canal Plus; Car Grip; Chriscar; Digital Factory; Digital Factory; Distributors Corporation Of America; Eclair Group; Europacorp; Europacorp; Guegan Stunt & Equipment; Jean-Claude Beinex; Mikros Image; Sonetrans; StudioCanal; Technovision Cameras Ltd; Tf1 Films Productions; Transpalux
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Asmick Ace Inc.; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Hispano Foxfilms; Skifan Hf; Tobis Film; Ufd; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Paris, France; Paris, France; Russia; Miami, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 11, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 15, 2003

Feature directorial debut for Louis Leterrier.

Released in United States Fall October 11, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 15, 2003