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12 Rounds (2009)

Director: Renny Harlin     Starring: John Cena
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Format: DVD
Sku: 211086923
UPC: 024543600114
UPC 14: 00024543600114
Category Keywords: Action  FBI Agents  Revenge  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Includes 2 Alternate Endings and More Action!
When new orleans police detective danny fisher stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multimillion-dollar heist, the theist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. The criminal espaces from prison, taunting danny with 12 rounds of near-impossible puzzles and tasks to save the woman he loves.

"Escapist fun that provides an effective showcase for the blue-collar charisma and bulky good looks of [Cena]...  Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"...with its echoes of "Speed," "Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard With A Vengeance," this is a welcome throwback for audiences raised on '90s action flicks...  Genevieve Harrison, Empire

Editor's Note
Finnish director Renny Harlin (CLIFFHANGER, DIE HARD 2) brings first-time screenwriter Daniel Kunka?s story to life in the fast-paced action film 12 ROUNDS. When New Orleans police officer Danny Fisher (WWE wrestler John Cena) apprehends Miles Jackson (Aidan Gillen, THE WIRE), a villainous Irishman being pursued by the FBI, Jackson?s girlfriend is accidentally killed. One year later, Jackson is out of prison and seeking revenge, kidnapping Fisher's girlfriend, Molly (Ashley Scott), and setting up an elaborate game of cat and mouse that traverses the city. Now a detective, Fisher, with the help of the FBI and his fellow officers, has to survive 12 rounds of Jackson?s game--each more mentally and physically challenging than the last--if he wants to see Molly alive again. Meanwhile, the roguish Jackson may be seeking more than just retribution.

Although the premise is completely implausible, 12 ROUNDS is a fun thrill ride. Jackson?s plan and Fisher?s ensuing pursuit leave an unimaginable trail of destruction throughout the city, managing to encompass fire engines, buses, a streetcar, and a helicopter, along with fires, explosions, and blackouts, among other things. There isn?t a dull moment as Fisher and the FBI agents, played by Steve Harris and Gonzalo Menendez, try to outwit the seemingly omnipotent villain. Cena, resembling a super-sized Mark Wahlberg, fits the bill for an action hero. Gillen is a solid nemesis: heartless, stone-faced, and completely out for himself. Brian White plays Hank, Fisher?s partner and best friend, and Scott is appealing as Fisher?s feisty girlfriend.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Unrated, English, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/19/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 108 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2009
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2260011
Video UPC UPC: 00024543600114
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.39:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Aidan Gillen
Video Cast Info Ashley Scott
Video Cast Info Steve Harris
Video Cast Info Brian White
Video Cast Info Gonzalo Menendez
Video Cast Info Taylor Cole
Video Cast Info Kyle Clements
Video Cast Info Peter Navy Tuiasosopo
Video Cast Info Travis Davis
Video Cast Info Nick Gomez
Video Cast Info John Cena
Video Cast Info Daniel Kunka - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Mark Gordon - Producer
Video Cast Info Josh McLaughlin - Producer
Video Cast Info Michael Lake - Producer
Video Cast Info Becki Cross Trujillo - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info David Boyd - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Trevor Rabin - Composer
Video Cast Info Renny Harlin - Director

Professional Reviews

Austin Chronicle 7 of 10
I defy you to hate John Cena. Really. You can try all you want, but I don't think you'll make it. You can laugh at his bulging trapezius muscles, which look like they were designed in a lab by scientists from the future; you can mock his misguided elementary school attempts at acting, which make Jean-Claude Van Damme look like Richard Burton; and you can scorn his World Wrestling Entertainment pedigree. But you just can't hate the man. Even when he's leveling an already reeling post-Katrina New Orleans like a human bulldozer, he positively oozes homegrown Midwestern decency -- like Ron Howard, if Ron Howard could crush a brick with his bare hand. After all, it's not like Cena's Detective Danny Fisher wants to destroy New Orleans; he has to. His girlfriend has been kidnapped by a criminal mastermind named Miles Jackson (Gillen), and the only way to get her back is to follow the rules of Jackson's malevolent game of cat and mouse: a game that involves 12 "rounds" of near-impossible, clock-racing feats of physical skill, deductive reasoning, and moral gymnastics. Fail to make it to a destination on time, for example, and a bomb goes off; dial the wrong phone number, and the brakes go out on a downtown trolley racing toward a crowd of children. That sort of thing...Where Cena approaches 12 Rounds like a man with a purpose, Gillen knows there is nothing one should take less seriously than a movie directed by Harlin (Cliffhanger, The Long Kiss Goodnight), who long ago realized that as long as you keep the action moving at a blistering pace, your story doesn't need to make any sense, your star doesn't have to resemble anything human, and your movie doesn't have to be any good. - Josh Rosenblatt

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Cena,John
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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