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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 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 (Creator/ShuQi) 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}}.



** Shu Qi in the first film.
** Amber Valletta in the second film.

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** Shu Qi Creator/ShuQi in the first film.
** Amber Valletta Creator/AmberValletta in the second film.


* {{Fanservice}}: One in every film! Shu Qi in the first film (in a wet t-shirt ''and'' wet panties); Amber Valletta in the second (good lord, she practically asks Frank to look down her top in one scene!); [[SensualSlavs Natalya Rudakova]] in the third (in a slinky gold lame dress for most of the film, not to mention the red hair and YouthfulFreckles). The fourth movie has three beautiful FemmeFatales who are pretty much walking fanservice.

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* {{Fanservice}}: One in every film! {{Fanservice}}:
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Shu Qi in the first film (in a wet t-shirt ''and'' wet panties); film.
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Amber Valletta in the second (good lord, she practically asks Frank to look down her top in one scene!); film.
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[[SensualSlavs Natalya Rudakova]] plus Statham himself in the third (in a slinky gold lame dress for most of the film, not to mention the red hair and YouthfulFreckles). The fourth movie has three third.
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beautiful FemmeFatales who are pretty much walking fanservice.in the fourth.


* AmbiguouslyGay: The director of the second movie has stated that Frank is gay, but it's only written in on the subtext level. Inspector Tarconi's description of his relationship with Frank makes them sound like a gay couple, and Frank turns down the advances of Audrey Billings, but that could just as easily be because she's tipsy, emotionally vulnerable, and married to his employer. It's also contradicted by the events of the other movies, where he sleeps with women and (in ''3'') [[DiscontinuityNod specifically says he's not gay]].

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* AmbiguouslyGay: The director of the second movie has stated that Frank is gay, but it's only written in on the subtext level. Inspector Tarconi's description of his relationship with Frank makes them sound like a gay couple, and Frank turns down the advances of Audrey Billings, but that could just as easily be because she's tipsy, emotionally vulnerable, and married to his employer. It's also contradicted by the events of the other movies, where he sleeps with women and (in (In ''3'') [[DiscontinuityNod specifically says claims he's not gay]].

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* CoolCar: The BMW 7-series Frank drives in this film was a real life one-of-a-kind vehicle, with the entire powertrain and drivetrain having been replaced to give it souped up performance and manual transmission.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Frank hijacks a jetski with a female passenger still on it. They both ride together until Frank lands the jet ski on the road and then climbs up on to the bus after the Russian. When he turns back to look, the woman sheepishly waves goodbye to him.

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* AmbiguouslyTrained: Frank Martin served under an unspecific branch of the British military.


* BigBad: Kasarov is the villain this time around.

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* BigBad: Kasarov Arkady Karasov is the villain this time around.


* AMatchMadeInStockholm: Frank and 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.

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* AMatchMadeInStockholm: Frank and 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. However it's also suggested that Lai is manipulating the situation for her own goals.


* DueToTheDead: Discussed by Frank Martin Sr., who flat-out tells his son he wants his remains to be burnt and/or buried at sea following his death.

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* DueToTheDead: Discussed by Frank Martin Sr., who flat-out tells his son he wants his remains to be burnt and/or buried at sea following if and when his death.time should come.

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* DueToTheDead: Discussed by Frank Martin Sr., who flat-out tells his son he wants his remains to be burnt and/or buried at sea following his death.

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* GetawayDriver: Frank in the opening scene.


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[[folder: The Transporter]]''The Transporter'']]



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[[folder: The Transporter 2]]''Transporter 2'']]



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[[folder: The Transporter 3]]''Transporter 3'']]



* ShovelStrike: After a good beating, Frank knocks out the GiantMook with a shovel to the face.



[[folder: The Transporter: Refueled]]

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[[folder: The ''The Transporter: Refueled]]Refueled'']]


* BigBadDuumvirate: Wall Street and [[spoiler:Lai's father]] are the heads of the HumanTrafficking organization, although the film never establishes if they're equal partners or the former TheDragon to the latter.

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* BigBadDuumvirate: Wall Street and [[spoiler:Lai's father]] are the heads of the HumanTrafficking human trafficking organization, although the film never establishes if they're equal partners or the former TheDragon to the latter.


* BigBad: [[spoiler: Lai's father.]] Possibly.
** BigBadDuumvirate: Alternatively. It's never made clear whether [[spoiler:Lai's dad]] was Wall Street's boss or if the latter is TheDragon.

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Lai's father.]] Possibly.
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BigBadDuumvirate: Alternatively. It's never made clear whether Wall Street and [[spoiler:Lai's dad]] was Wall Street's boss or if father]] are the latter is TheDragon.heads of the HumanTrafficking organization, although the film never establishes if they're equal partners or the former TheDragon to the latter.


* GunsAkimbo: As noted above, Lola, though memory seems to recall Frank doing this a couple of times. Just look at the poster (pictured above).

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* GunsAkimbo: As noted above, Lola, though memory seems Lola. While the film posters (like the one pictured above) like to recall portray Frank doing this a couple of times. Just look at this, [[CoversAlwaysLie he never does so in the poster (pictured above).films proper]].

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