History Film / TheTransporter

24th Feb '17 10:50:56 AM Warmachine3974
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* WaifFu: The stick-thin Lola tries this on Frank. [[spoiler:It's promptly subverted; she gets knocked off her feet. Then she changes tactics.]]



* ChivalrousPervert: Frank Martin Sr. is not shy about his attraction to his kidnappers, especially the girl from the Basque region, and ends up charming her even as he's their hostage.



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Frank treats the four thieves as murderous criminals rather than SympatheticMurderer types like his father. [[spoiler: The revelation they were going to kill him and cruel lie about poisoning his father show him to have been right all along.]]

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Subverted by Frank who treats the four thieves as murderous criminals rather than SympatheticMurderer types like his father. [[spoiler: The revelation they were going to kill him and their cruel lie about poisoning his father show him to have been right all along.]]



* InLoveWithTheMark: The thieves had [[spoiler: intended to kill Frank and his father all along. What Anna had not counted on was falling for Frank.]]



*TheTease: Anna keeps acting flirty with Frank and needling him after forcing him to help them. He is not amused. It's played as part of theur BelligerentSexualTension.



* WaifFu: The stick-thin Lola tries this on Frank. [[spoiler:It's promptly subverted; she gets knocked off her feet. Then she changes tactics.]]
22nd Nov '16 5:50:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* DiveUnderTheExplosion: Frank Martin grabs a GiantMook and jumps into the water with him to avoid an explosion, [[KissOfLife using the man's lungs for extra air]] while doing so.
5th Nov '16 3:33:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* HiddenBadass: No one seems to expect a simple Transporter to be a BadAss former Special Forces operative.

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* HiddenBadass: No one seems to expect a simple Transporter to be a BadAss badass former Special Forces operative.
29th Oct '16 4:42:19 AM JackG
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A fourth installment titled ''The Transporter: Refueled'' was released on September 4th, 2015, with English rapper/actor Creator/EdSkrein replacing Jason Statham as Frank Martin.

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A fourth installment titled ''The Transporter: Refueled'' was released on September 4th, 2015, with English rapper/actor Creator/EdSkrein replacing Jason Statham as Frank Martin.
Martin. There's also a [[Series/TheTransporter television series]].
14th Oct '16 8:04:56 PM pepsimax
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''The Transporter'' is 2002 action film starring Creator/JasonStatham as Frank Martin: a gruff, ex-military man who is in the "transporting" business. Give him the money, the measurements, and the time and he'll get your stuff from A to B. Frank has a set of rules, one of which includes: "Never open the package". However, whilst transporting a large bag from a [[CardCarryingVillain somewhat unsavory client]], Frank discovers an Asian woman named Lai stuffed inside his cargo. He is visibly bothered by this and allows her the basic opportunities of food and bathroom time (during which she tries to escape) but ultimately ends up delivering her to the Bad Guys anyway. Because [[HeKnowsTooMuch he looked in the package]] the bad guys try to kill him and from there, {{hilarity ensues}}.

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''The Transporter'' is 2002 action film starring Creator/JasonStatham as Frank Martin: a gruff, ex-military man who is in the "transporting" business. Give him the money, the measurements, and the time and he'll hske'll get your stuff from A to B. Frank has a set of rules, one of which includes: "Never open the package". However, whilst transporting a large bag from a [[CardCarryingVillain somewhat unsavory client]], Frank discovers an Asian woman named Lai stuffed inside his cargo. He is visibly bothered by this and allows her the basic opportunities of food and bathroom time (during which she tries to escape) but ultimately ends up delivering her to the Bad Guys anyway. Because [[HeKnowsTooMuch he looked in the package]] the bad guys try to kill him and from there, {{hilarity ensues}}.



A fourth installment titled ''The Transporter: Refueled'' was released on September 4th, 2015, with English rapper/actor Ed Skrein replacing Jason Statham as Frank Martin.

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A fourth installment titled ''The Transporter: Refueled'' was released on September 4th, 2015, with English rapper/actor Ed Skrein Creator/EdSkrein replacing Jason Statham as Frank Martin.
24th Sep '16 10:33:04 AM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Frank pulls a series of kicks in all directions against multiple {{Mooks}} on all sides, resembling a famous BruceLee maneuver from ''Film/FistOfFury.''

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* ShoutOut: Frank pulls a series of kicks in all directions against multiple {{Mooks}} on all sides, resembling a famous BruceLee Creator/BruceLee maneuver from ''Film/FistOfFury.''
13th Sep '16 7:41:54 PM JackG
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* TheCoatsAreOff: Frank carefully takes off his jacket, folds it, and puts it on the hood of his car (declaring that he'd just had it dry-cleaned), before proceeding to wipe the floor with the teenagers who [[MuggingTheMonster tried to steal his car]]. In ''3'' he uses his coat, tie, and shirt as {{Improvised Weapon}}s during the garage fight. {{Fanservice}} ensues.






* BoundAndGagged: Lai, the 'package' in the first movie.
* BrickJoke: The bank robbers in the first movie offer Frank more money to take them the rest of the way. Frank refuses because it breaks Rule #1. Later he's watching a news report which shows the robbers were caught after driving the wrong way down a one-way street.
* TheCoatsAreOff: Frank carefully takes off his jacket, folds it, and puts it on the hood of his car (declaring that he'd just had it dry-cleaned), before proceeding to wipe the floor with the teenagers who [[MuggingTheMonster tried to steal his car]]. In ''3'' he uses his coat, tie, and shirt as {{Improvised Weapon}}s during the garage fight. {{Fanservice}} ensues.

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* BoundAndGagged: Lai, the 'package' in the first movie.
'package'.
* BrickJoke: The bank robbers in the first movie offer Frank more money to take them the rest of the way. Frank refuses because it breaks Rule #1. Later he's watching a news report which shows the robbers were caught after driving the wrong way down a one-way street.
* TheCoatsAreOff: Frank carefully takes off his jacket, folds it, and puts it on the hood of his car (declaring that he'd just had it dry-cleaned), before proceeding to wipe the floor with the teenagers who [[MuggingTheMonster tried to steal his car]]. In ''3'' he uses his coat, tie, and shirt as {{Improvised Weapon}}s during the garage fight. {{Fanservice}} ensues.
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13th Sep '16 7:38:28 PM JackG
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* ImprovisedWeaponUser: Light fixtures, fire hoses, bicycle pedals, sweaters, motor oil -- the list goes on and on. One could call Frank the [=MacGyver=] of beating people up.



* TheCoatsAreOff: Frank carefully takes off his jacket, folds it, and puts it on the hood of his car (declaring that he'd just had it dry-cleaned), before proceeding to wipe the floor with the teenagers who [[MuggingTheMonster tried to steal his car]]. In ''3'' he uses his coat, tie, and shirt as {{Improvised Weapon}}s during the garage fight. {{Fanservice}} ensues.



* ImprovisedWeaponUser: Light fixtures, fire hoses, bicycle pedals, sweaters, motor oil -- the list goes on and on. One could call Frank the [=MacGyver=] of beating people up.
* KickTheDog: TheDragon in the first film spends most of his screen time kicking dogs in one form or another, starting with murdering one of his men on the off chance that they might talk. And then there's his speech to Frank and Lai in which he calls the latter a lying whore, accuses Frank of being dumb enough to let her trick him, and finishes with the following line about the 400 people they came to save from being smuggled in: "Just for the record there ''were'' 400 people in that container. Only three hundred ninety-five made it here alive."

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* ImprovisedWeaponUser: Light fixtures, fire hoses, bicycle pedals, sweaters, motor oil -- the list goes on and on. One could call Frank the [=MacGyver=] of beating people up.
* KickTheDog: TheDragon in the first film spends most of his screen time kicking dogs in one form or another, starting with [[BadBoss murdering one of his men men]] on the off chance that they might talk. And then there's his speech to Frank and Lai in which he calls the latter a lying whore, accuses Frank of being dumb enough to let her trick him, and finishes with the following line about the 400 people they came to save from being smuggled in: "Just for the record there ''were'' 400 people in that container. Only three hundred ninety-five made it here alive."



* AMatchMadeInStockholm: Frank and Lai in the first film. He delivers her to the bad guys in a bag (letting her out at one point, causing her to nearly escape), and goes back to dole out some revenge when they try to blow him up with his car for breaking the agreement. Frank takes Lai with him (while she's bound) after she snuck into his getaway car. She repays him with sexual favors for this, and also to get him to dismantle her father's human transportation operation. Since he's also responsible for rescuing her, it kinda blends with RescueRomance.

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* AMatchMadeInStockholm: Frank and Lai in the first film.Lai. He delivers her to the bad guys in a bag (letting her out at one point, causing her to nearly escape), and goes back to dole out some revenge when they try to blow him up with his car for breaking the agreement. Frank takes Lai with him (while she's bound) after she snuck into his getaway car. She repays him with sexual favors for this, and also to get him to dismantle her father's human transportation operation. Since he's also responsible for rescuing her, it kinda blends with RescueRomance.



* OffscreenTeleportation: Happens often in the first movie, particularly with Wall Street, his gangs of henchmen and Lai's dad, who all seem to be able to outrun speeding vehicles.

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* OffscreenTeleportation: Happens often in the first movie, particularly with Wall Street, his gangs of henchmen and Lai's dad, who all seem to be able to outrun speeding vehicles.



* ShoutOut: In the first movie, Frank pulls a series of kicks in all directions against multiple {{Mooks}} on all sides, resembling a famous BruceLee maneuver from ''Film/FistOfFury.''

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* ShoutOut: In the first movie, Frank pulls a series of kicks in all directions against multiple {{Mooks}} on all sides, resembling a famous BruceLee maneuver from ''Film/FistOfFury.''



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The first movie managed to take this UpToEleven. What do you do to assassinate someone like Frank Martin? You have his house shot with [[MoreDakka several thousand rounds of machine gun ammo]] and [[MacrossMissileMassacre multiple friggin' missiles]].

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The first movie managed to take Taken this UpToEleven. What do you do to assassinate someone like Frank Martin? You have his house shot with [[MoreDakka several thousand rounds of machine gun ammo]] and [[MacrossMissileMassacre multiple friggin' missiles]].



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Wall Street has Frank beaten, has back-up right around the corner, and then leaves to let his mooks finish the job. Didn't the trail of bodies this person left convince you to maybe just finish the job yourself? After all, you were the ''only'' one who even gave him a challenge!



* BigBad: Chillini with Lola as TheDragon.
* BottomlessMagazines: Averted in ''Transporter 2'' when the mooks riddle Frank's car with bullets, then rush to get more ammunition which is locked in the garage. Unfortunately, so is Frank.

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* BigBad: Chillini Chillini, with Lola as TheDragon.
* BottomlessMagazines: Averted in ''Transporter 2'' when the mooks riddle Frank's car with bullets, then rush to get more ammunition which is locked in the garage. Unfortunately, so is Frank.



* TheCoatsAreOff: Frank carefully takes off his jacket, folds it, and puts it on the hood of his car (declaring that he'd just had it dry-cleaned), before proceeding to wipe the floor with the teenagers who [[MuggingTheMonster tried to steal his car]]. In ''3'' he uses his coat, tie, and shirt as {{Improvised Weapon}}s during the garage fight. {{Fanservice}} ensues.



** Wall Street does this in the first movie. He has Frank beaten, has back-up right around the corner, and then leaves to let his mooks finish the job. Didn't the trail of bodies this person left convince you to maybe just finish the job yourself? After all, you were the ''only'' one who even gave him a challenge!



* BadBoss In ''3'', Johnson subverts the AffablyEvil trope by shooting dead a mook who earlier had failed to 'recruit' Frank by force, and who interrupts his politely 'persuading' Frank to work for him.

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* BadBoss In ''3'', Johnson subverts the AffablyEvil trope by shooting dead a mook who earlier had failed to 'recruit' Frank by force, and who interrupts his politely 'persuading' Frank to work for him.



* BaitAndSwitch: The 'package' turns out to be the girl who's in the car with Frank, not the bags the villains put in the trunk.
* BigBad: Johnson serves as it this time around.

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* BaitAndSwitch: BaitAndSwitch:
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The 'package' turns out to be the girl who's in the car with Frank, not the bags the villains put in the trunk.
** It looks like Frank [[DidNotGetTheGirl has gone back to his lonely life]] with only Tarconi for company, but it turns out Valentina is also in the boat (sleeping out of sight).
* BigBad: Johnson serves as it this time around.Johnson



* DidNotGetTheGirl: It looks like Frank has gone back to his lonely life with only Tarconi for company, but it turns out Valentina is also in the boat (sleeping out of sight).



* EatingTheEyeCandy: in ''3'', Valentina is clearly doing this during Frank's fight at Otto's garage.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Johnson, the BigBad of ''3'', even suggests that Frank join his organisation after he thinks he's won. Nothing personal about being strapped to a bomb, ha-ha.
* ExplosiveLeash: In the third movie, Frank has [[http://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/74/85df13273dc4429cbd76e28fb2a90221.jpg a bracelet attached to his wrist]] that will explode if he gets more than 50 feet from the car. This causes problems when he's hunting down the BigBad at the end; he has to bring the car with him. [[spoiler:Even onto a moving train.]]
* KickTheDog: The Ukrainian intelligence team in ''3'' shoot dead a police truck driver just to get their hands on the GPS system, even though they could have just threatened him. This is presumably [[spoiler:so we don't feel bothered when Frank sends them over the cliff later on.]]

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* EatingTheEyeCandy: in ''3'', Valentina is clearly doing this during Frank's fight at Otto's garage.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Johnson, the BigBad of ''3'', even Johnson suggests that Frank join his organisation after he thinks he's won. Nothing personal about being strapped to a bomb, ha-ha.
* ExplosiveLeash: In the third movie, Frank has [[http://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/74/85df13273dc4429cbd76e28fb2a90221.jpg a bracelet attached to his wrist]] that will explode if he gets more than 50 feet from the car. This causes problems when he's hunting down the BigBad at the end; he has to bring the car with him. [[spoiler:Even onto a moving train.]]
* KickTheDog: The Ukrainian intelligence team in ''3'' shoot dead a police truck driver just to get their hands on the GPS system, even though they could have just threatened him. This is presumably [[spoiler:so [[AssholeVictim so we don't feel bothered bothered]] when Frank sends them over the cliff later on.]]



* ShirtlessScene: In ''3'' Valentina keeps a sullen silence towards Frank [[EatingTheEyeCandy until he takes off his shirt]] to fight a gang of hoods. Later she threatens to throw his car keys off the cliff unless he strips for her again. He does.

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* ShirtlessScene: In ''3'' Valentina keeps a sullen silence towards Frank [[EatingTheEyeCandy until he takes off his shirt]] to fight a gang of hoods. Later she threatens to throw his car keys off the cliff unless he strips for her again. He does.
13th Sep '16 7:20:19 PM JackG
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** Lampshaded by a trivia section in IMDB, Valentina hold two guns in the third film's poster, but doesn't kill anyone.

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** Lampshaded by a trivia section in IMDB, IMDB: Valentina hold holds two guns in the third film's poster, but doesn't kill anyone.



** And the female fans get Frank's {{Shirtless Scene}}s.
*** Somewhat lampshaded in the third film, where Valentina gets turned on by Frank getting shirtless in the mechanic shop fight and pointing out later that women also like stripping.

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** And the female fans get Frank's {{Shirtless Scene}}s.
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Scene}}s. Somewhat lampshaded in the third film, where Valentina gets turned on by Frank getting shirtless in the mechanic shop fight and pointing out later that women also like stripping.






* BaitAndSwitch: In the opening of ''Transporter 2'', Frank carves through a gang of carjackers to get to a prior engagement. It looks like another bank job as in the beginning of the first movie [[spoiler:only for the doors to open and a horde of schoolkids to run out.]] In the next movie [[spoiler:the 'package' turns out to be the girl who's in the car with Frank, not the bags the villains put in the trunk.]]

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* BaitAndSwitch: In the opening of ''Transporter 2'', Frank carves through a gang of carjackers to get to a prior engagement. It looks like another bank job as in the beginning of the first movie [[spoiler:only for the doors to open and a horde of schoolkids to run out.]] In the next movie [[spoiler:the 'package' turns out to be the girl who's in the car with Frank, not the bags the villains put in the trunk.]]






-->'''Johnson:''' Find someone smarter

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-->'''Johnson:''' Find someone smartersmarter.
* BaitAndSwitch: The 'package' turns out to be the girl who's in the car with Frank, not the bags the villains put in the trunk.
13th Sep '16 7:14:05 PM JackG
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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Karasov in ''Refueled'', after being shot by Anna during his final fight with Martin.]]

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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Karasov in ''Refueled'', after being shot by Anna during his final fight with Martin.]]



* AThreesomeIsHot: After spending a night with the main female character in ''Refueled'', Frank Martin goes into another room to find his RetiredBadass father sleeping with two other women. Rather than feel outclassed, Frank just smiles. It's implied his father used to be a [[Film/JamesBond spy for British Intelligence]].

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* AThreesomeIsHot: After spending a night with the main female character in ''Refueled'', Anna, Frank Martin goes into another room to find his RetiredBadass father sleeping with two other women. Rather than feel outclassed, Frank just smiles. It's implied his father used to be a [[Film/JamesBond spy for British Intelligence]].



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The FemmeFatale in ''Refueled'' [[spoiler:intends to kill Frank to leave no witnesses, but has fallen for him so can't do it.]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The FemmeFatale in ''Refueled'' [[spoiler:intends [[spoiler:Anna intends to kill Frank to leave no witnesses, but has fallen for him so can't do it.]]
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