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The Package (2013 film)

The Package is a 2013 American action film directed by Jesse V. Johnson and starring Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren.[3][4]

The Package
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJesse V. Johnson
Produced by
Written byDerek Kolstad
Starring
Music bySean Murray
Release date
  • February¬†15,¬†2013¬†(2013-02-15)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States[1]
LanguageEnglish
Box office$1,469 (US)[2]

The film was shot in Abbotsford, Langley, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 20 days from February 14 to March 5, 2012.[5]

PlotEdit

The film follows Tommy Wicker (Steve Austin), a man tasked with delivering a mysterious package to "The German" (Dolph Lundgren), a dangerous crime lord. Along the way Wicker is attacked repeatedly by a rival gang that wants what he is carrying, eventually he discovers that his cargo is not what he was initially thought it was.

However, Tommy arrives at a bowling alley and beats up a rival for not paying back Big Doug. Afterwards he visits Big Doug who tells him he wants a package delivered to the German. En route he is pursued by a rival gang who wants what he is carrying, forcing him to fight them off and run.

Eventually Tommy is captured by the rival gang. He manages to escape, and is captured by the German and brought to see if he has compatible DNA with the German. He then breaks free and has a final showdown with the German, killing him. He then wishes Big Doug that the incident be filed away and they wish each other a hearty godspeed. Tommy then calls his wife about the cash and tells her "I love you."

CastEdit

Box officeEdit

The Package debuted at number 81 at the box-office and made $1,469.[6]

ReceptionEdit

The Los Angeles Times gave a favorable review of The Package, calling it an "uncomplicated guy's guy movie time, the screen version of the starchy passing pleasures of bar food."[7] In contrast, DVD Verdict panned the film, calling it mediocre and saying that Austin's fight scenes were "unimaginatively produced and not much fun".[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Package (2012)". Allmovie. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  2. ^ The Package (box office performance),Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 04, 2015.
  3. ^ "Interview: Tough Guy Dolph Lundgren On Being A Cultured Killer In 'The Package'". StarPulse. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Grade 'A' Fight Scenes: Steve Austin on The Package". CraveOnline. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Package rolls at bowling alley". Vancouver Courier. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  6. ^ The Package (box office performance),Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 04, 2015.
  7. ^ "Review: With 'The Package,' Dolph Lundgren grows ever hipper". LA Times. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  8. ^ "DVD Verdict Review: The Package (Blu-ray)". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 24 May 2013.

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