The Transporter 2
Transporter 2 is a 2005 French action film directed by Louis Leterrier and produced by Luc Besson. It is the sequel to The Transporter (2002). It is followed by Transporter 3 (2008).
Jason Statham returns as Frank Martin, a professional ‘transporter’ who delivers packages without questions. Set in Miami, Florida, he chauffeurs a young boy who is soon kidnapped. Frank tries to save the boy.
Transporter 2 Main Theme
The wristwatch that Frank is wearing is an Italian made watch (Swiss movement) named “Panerai” and is a “Luminor-Daylight” model. Jason Statham is known as a Panerai lover (owns several). The model used in The Transporter is a Panerai PAM74. The model used in The Transporter 2 is a Panerai Luminor Chrono Daylight PAM196 (44 mm) with custom strap.
The second-generation Audi A8 (Typ 4E) built on the Volkswagen Group D3 platform was unveiled via press release in July 2002 and introduced in November 2002 in Europe and in June 2003 in the United States. The model was longer than the previous generation, with room for four or five large adult occupants in the cabin, depending on rear seat configuration. The D3 development program began in 1996, with the design process commencing in Ingolstadt in 1997. The whole Audi design studio based in Ingolstadt first contributed sketch proposals, from which numerous different themes emerged. Six of them were developed into full size clay models and worked up in a traditional manner adjacent to full size tape drawings. At least three one quarter scale models were produced to explore other design variations.
Initial release: 3 August 2005 (France)
Director: Louis Leterrier
Box office: 85.2 million USD
Budget: 32 million USD
Lola: [after the car chase] I think we lost them.
Frank Martin: Think again.
Lola: [shoots down helicopter] Thought complete.
Frank Martin: It was just a favor. I don’t usually do this sort of a job.
Audrey Billings: I thought you were a professional driver?
Frank Martin: A different kind of driver.
Lola’s signature automatic handguns are two modified Glock 18’s with extended 32-round magazines, suppressors, and laser designators attached.
Frank Martin: What’s the first rule when entering a man’s car?
Jack Billings: [takes his feet off the seat] Respect a man’s car, a man respects you.
Frank Martin: Rule number two?
Jack Billings: Greet the man. Good afternoon, Frank.
Frank Martin: Good afternoon, Jack.
Jack Billings: Can we play the game now?
Frank Martin: I would think your brain would be too tired after a whole day of school.
Jack Billings: You’re just afraid I’m gonna win.
Frank Martin: I’m afraid you’re gonna be too worn out to do your homework.
Jack Billings: It’s Friday, I don’t *have* any homework.
Frank Martin: In that case: the game.
Jack Billings: Yes!
Frank Martin: But first, what’s the third rule of the car?
[Jack buckles his seatbelt]
Frank Martin: Good.
In the opening credits, the actors names appear to be hanging from the ceiling of the parking garage.
The Phone’s Man: [on phone] I’m looking for a transporter.
Frank Martin: I’m listening.