• Jason Statham - Parker
  • Jennifer Lopez - Leslie Rodgers
  • Michael Chiklis - Melander
  • Wendell Pierce - Carlson
  • Clifton Collins Jr. - Ross
  • Bobby Cannavale - Jake Fernandez
  • Patti LuPone - Ascension
  • Carlos Carrasco - Norte
  • Micah Hauptman - August Hardwicke (as Micah A. Hauptman)
  • Emma Booth - Claire
  • Nick Nolte - Hurley
  • Daniel Bernhardt - Kroll
  • Jon Eyez - Jack
  • Billy Slaughter - Ohio State Fair Security Guard Ben
  • Carl J. Walker - Ohio State Fair Accounts Manager (as Carl Walker)


Violence elements

Parker, the movie shows that the protagonist doesn’t really like hurting innocent people, but when it comes to the ones who are actually guilty, or the ones who create problems for him, he shows no remorse or problem in taking them down. And he takes them down pretty hard.

Parker eventually eliminates everyone who had cheated him. Let’s tell you about the kind of violence you’ll see in the movie.

The level of violence is such that you’ll see blood sprinkling out of couple of guys’ throats (slit by Parker) and spraying all over the floor, staining shirts. He shoots another person in his head and you see blood spraying all over the wall behind the person. Then he beats a good number of people to a bloody pulp before eventually putting them down to rest.

There is a lengthy battle between Parker and a professional assassin in which Parker strategically put him to death. Here’s how - he kicks, punches and chokes him badly before brutally smashing a toilet tank cover into his head. Thereafter, when the guy tries springing back to life, Parker maneuvers him in a manner that he falls down from a high-rise balcony, to his death. You see Parker shooting another high-profile gangster, and ordering someone else to shoot down for people on the floor.

It isn’t that Parker doesn’t pay a price for all this bloodshed. He takes a gunshot in the movie and has to summon up his girlfriend to patch up the wound, leading to another scar added to his already repaired torso.

You see a knife pierced straight through Parker’s palm of the hand, with the handle protruding from one side and the knife’s blade from the other. He also gets stabbed in his shoulder; his four ribs get fractured and there’s trail of blood all over around him.

In another scene you see Leslie (played by Jennifer Lopez) firing many bullets into the body of a criminal. You see several blooms of red springing up from the man’s chest when she does that.

A misfired bullet during the heist ends up igniting many fuel tanks, leading to a pandemonium.

You also see Parker exchanging punches and gunfire with several criminals from inside a moving SUV, causing a lot of bruises and bloodshed. Parker ends up being the biggest casualty of the battle as you see him springing out from the speeding SUV and rolling uncontrollably on the road.

There is more visual violence as you see a man’s ear getting ripped apart by a bullet. You are shown whatever’s left of his ear, in a bleeding and ragged state. Then, Parker shoots a guy in the leg and there is more blood everywhere.

So, if you’re planning to watch Parker for your dose of violence, and that Quentin Tarantino kind of effect, you won’t be disappointed in the least bit! In fact, you’ll feel that the director has outdone Tarantino at many places in the movie!