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The 51st State
Directed by:
Ronny Yu

Released in the USA on October 18 of 2002, "The 51st State" (also known as "Formule 51", "Formula 51", "Codice 51") is an Action/Comedy/Crime/Thriller film directed by Ronny Yu , starring Samuel L. Jackson, Nigel Whitmey, Robert Jezek, Emily Mortimer, Jake Abraham and Mac McDonald.

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Who is the director of "The 51st State":

The 51st State was directed by Ronny Yu, a Chinese director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before making The 51st State, Ronny Yu had directed Bride of Chucky, released in 1998, Warriors of Virtue (1997), Ye ban ge sheng (1995), Bai fa mo nu zhuan II (1993), Bai fa mo nu zhuan (1993), and Gwang tin lung foo wooi (1989). Since, he directed Freddy vs. Jason, released in 2003, Huo Yuan Jia (2006).

When was "The 51st State" released:

The 51st State was initally released in the United States on Friday, October 18, 2002. Other films released on Friday, October 18, 2002 are Children on Their Birthdays (dir. Mark Medoff) and Welcome to Collinwood (dir. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo). This was seventeen (17) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, December 07, 2001 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, July 10, 2002 in France; Thursday, July 25, 2002 in Germany; Wednesday, February 12, 2003 in Italy; Friday, August 22, 2003 in Spain; Thursday, November 13, 2003 in Australia and on Saturday, February 01, 2003 in Japan.

What is the casting of "The 51st State":

At the casting of The 51st State we find Samuel L. Jackson, previously seen in Unbreakable (2000) and Shaft (2000); Nigel Whitmey (Saving Private Ryan (1998), Girls' Night (1998)); Robert Jezek (Event Horizon (1997), Death Machine (1995)) [ more... ]

  • Robert Carlyle and Paul Barber can be seen in The Full Monty, released in 1997.
  • Sean Pertwee and Robert Jezek also worked together in Event Horizon, released in 1997.
  • Robert Carlyle and Stephen Walters have both also be seen in Plunkett & Macleane, released in 1999.
  • Nigel Whitmey and Robert Jezek also appeared together in Land of the Blind, released in 2006.

What is the Storyline of "The 51st State":


In the year 1971, Elmo McElroy (Samuel L. Jackson), a new college graduate with a degree in pharmacology, is caught smoking marijuana when a patrolman pulls over his car. Because of his arrest and conviction, he is unable to find work as a pharmacologist. Back in the present day a drug lord called "the Lizard" (Meat Loaf) calls a meeting with his organization, hoping to sell a brand new substance invented by Elmo. The meeting goes awry when Elmo, in a bid to escape from the Lizard's control, [...]

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