The Take (2007 film)

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The Take
DVD cover
Directed byBrad Furman
Produced byBraxton Pope
Andrew Weiner
Written byJonas Pate
Josh Pate
StarringJohn Leguizamo
Tyrese Gibson
Bobby Cannavale
Rosie Perez
Music byChris Hajian
CinematographyLukas Ettlin
Edited byEdie Bleiman
Release date
  • September 12, 2007 (2007-09-12) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • April 11, 2008 (2008-04-11)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Take is a 2007 American crime drama film directed by Brad Furman and starring John Leguizamo, Tyrese Gibson, Bobby Cannavale, and Rosie Perez. The plot concerns an armored-truck driver who survives a violent hijacking and becomes obsessed with tracking down his attackers.[1] It was released on April 11, 2008.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Felix De La Pena (John Leguizamo) is a hardworking armored-truck driver, a loving husband to his wife Marina (Rosie Perez) and a caring father of two in Los Angeles's Boyle Heights neighborhood. After being abducted and shot in the head during a hijacking led by Adell Baldwin (Tyrese Gibson), Felix loses his memory, exhibits erratic post-trauma behavior, and is framed as a prime suspect for the crime. Since he cannot provide any leads to FBI agent Steve Perelli (Bobby Cannavale), Felix is forced to try to find his assailant by himself.



  • Weitzman, Elizabeth (2008-04-11). "'The Take' a sturdy vehicle for John Leguizamo". Daily News.
  • Anderson, John (2007-10-02). "The Take Review". Variety.
  • Saltz, Rachel (2008-04-11). "Daily Life and Its Disruption". The New York Times.
  • Associated Press (2008-04-07). "Rosie Perez: Filming Sex Scene With John Leguizamo for 'The Take' Was 'Very Awkward'". Fox News.


  1. ^ Saltz, Rachel (11 April 2008). "Movie Review: The Take. Daily Life and Its Disruption". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 March 2016.

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