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12 Rounds

108 min
Action | Crime | Thriller
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Renny Harlin
Country: USA
Release Date: 2009-03-27
Filming Locations: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Budget: $22,000,000
Opening Weekend: $5,329,240 (USA) (29 March 2009)
Gross: $12,232,937 (USA) (7 June 2009)
Aidan Gillen
Aidan Gillen
12 Rounds
John Cena
Danny Fisher
Ashley Scott
Molly Porter
Steve Harris
George Aiken
Brian White
Hank Carver
Gonzalo Menendez
Ray Santiago
Taylor Cole
Erica Kessen
Kyle Russell Clements
Dave Fisher
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo
Willie Dumaine
Travis Davis
Anthony Deluso
Nick Gomez
Brian Decaro
FBI Agent Gator
Rosalind Rubin
FBI Agent Sheila
Billy Slaughter
Kim Collins
Phil the Plumber
Lara Grice
Cell Store Owner
Wayne Ferrara
Battallion Commander
Douglas M. Griffin
Peter Gerard (as Douglas Griffin)
Vincent Flood
Detective Chuck Jansen
Robert Pralgo
Camouflaged Agent (as Rob Pralgo)
Wally Crowder
Streetcar Conductor
Luke Albright
Johnny Jenkins
Bryan Johnson
Sleeping Streetcar Passenger
Luukas Harlin
Streetcar Kid
John Wilmot
Elderly Man
Louis Herthum
BEP Employee
David Frye
Officer Phelps
Bill Martin Williams
Ferry Patrolman
J. Omar Castro
FBI Agent
Brandi Gerard
Pedestrian (as Brandi Coleman)
Roy Huang
Mikki Val
Nurse (as Mikki Vail)
Jada K. Cox
Jesse Lou Mackie
Pauline Boudreaux
Hunter Burke
Hot Tub Man / Hotel Employee
Danie Coleman
Hot Tub Woman
Shortie the Pug
Kimberly Bailey
Additional Voices (voice)
Doug Burch
Additional Voices (voice)
Cathy Cavadini
Additional Voices (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)
John DeMita
Additional Voices (voice)
Tanya Vidal
Additional Voices (voice) (as Tanya Vidal Dublin)
Judi M. Durand
Additional Voices (voice) (as Judi Durand)
Greg Finley
Additional Voices (voice)
Jeff Fischer
Additional Voices (voice) (as Jeffrey Todd Fischer)
Peggy Flood
Additional Voices (voice)
Barbara Harris
Additional Voices (voice) (as Barbara Iley)
Amad Jackson
Additional Voices (voice)
Terence Mathews
Additional Voices (voice) (as Terence Matthews)
Daniel Mora
Additional Voices (voice)
Levi Nunez
Additional Voices (voice) (as Levi Nuñez)
Jason Pace
Additional Voices (voice)
Richard Penn
Additional Voices (voice)
Paige Pollack
Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Ralph
Additional Voices (voice)
David Randolph
Additional Voices (voice)
Noreen Reardon
Additional Voices (voice)
Vernon Scott
Additional Voices (voice)
Cheryl Tyre Smith
Additional Voices (voice)
Joel Swetow
Additional Voices (voice)
Ruth Zalduondo
Additional Voices (voice)
Shaun Grant
Police Officer
Julia Adams
Carnival Patron (uncredited)
David E. Brown
Mistaken Miles (uncredited)
Seaun Carlo
Street Car Passenger (uncredited)
Joseph Cintron
Doctor (uncredited)
Edward R. Cox
FBI Agent (uncredited)
Thomas C. Daniel
Gas Company Employee (uncredited)
Micheal K. Douglas
Club Patron / Pedestrian (uncredited)
Kyrt Gates
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Geraldine Glenn
Fair Goer (uncredited)
Renny Harlin
Air Traffic Control (voice) (uncredited)
Rodney Hebert
Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
Brent Phillip Henry
FBI Agent (uncredited)
Cody Juneau
Bomb Squad (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Laurie Lee
FBI Witness (uncredited)
Audrey Lynn
Police Detective / Computer Specialist (uncredited)
Don Mac
FBI Agent (uncredited)
Avon Maser
Ferry Ramp Commuter (uncredited)
James B. McDaniel
Fleeing Citizen (uncredited)
Sam Medina
Henchmen (uncredited)
Tony Pallo
Curious Neighbor (uncredited)
Lyssa Prine
Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
Karen Pritchett
Fleeing Citizen (uncredited)
Jaime San Andres
Sniper #2 (uncredited)
Cassidy Smith
Ice Cream Sister (uncredited)
Chaz Smith
Bellhop (uncredited)
Gary Michael Smith
Police Officer (uncredited)
Logan Douglas Smith
NOPD Motorcycle Officer (uncredited)
Terry Lee Smith
Gas Company Employee (uncredited)
Corey Stewart
Construction Worker (uncredited)
Martha Twombly
Hospital Staff (uncredited)
Daniel Vincent
Chris Owen's Club Patron (uncredited)
M. Jearl Vinot
Street Car Passenger (uncredited)
Michael Wozniak
Foreman (uncredited)
Lynette Zumo
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Did you know?
The scenes where Danny is driving the fire truck were done with John Cena in the cab, but a second steering wheel was hidden in the cab where a stunt driver concealed off camera controlled the vehicle.
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Near the end of the movie, one can hear WWE superstar Mark Henry's theme song from back when he was using his "Sexual Chocolate" persona.
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This is director Renny Harlin's first film to release a director's cut (in this case an "extreme cut") out on DVD.
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The Chevy Caprice taxi that Miles takes to the oil refinery is too old to be a taxi as regulations would prohibit a vehicle that old from being a taxi.
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The video of Molly that Danny discovers at the hotel has the date 5/16/2008 - one year before the events take place.
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Towards the end of the movie, the stolen money is being wheeled through a hospital in a body bag, on a gurney, sopping wet. It is then loaded onto the awaiting helicopter. On the helicopter, there is a fight and the money is falling out of the helicopter, onto the swimming pool on the roof of the building, with the money perfectly dry, fluttering in the wind.
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Det. Danny Fisher: I'm training the world's most dominant pug. He's going through a bulking phase.
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What are the differences between the Theatrical version and the Unrated version of the movie?
The latest movie of Wrestling superstar John Cena was released in a PG-13 version for its cinematical run. On DVD/Blu-ray one can also find the so-called Extreme Cut of this movie that's basically only an unrated version that features approx. 2 minutes of new material and isn't really extreme at all. A detailed comparison between both versions, the theatrical one and the Extreme Cut, with pictures can be found here.
What does the title mean?
The title 12 Rounds refers to 12 rounds of dangerous games that Detective Danny Fisher (John Cena) is forced to play in order to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend, Molly Porter (Ashley Scott).
A Note Regarding Spoilers
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Photos from cast
Aidan Gillen