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Four Brothers (2005)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 July 2005 (USA)
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When their adoptive mother is gunned down in a store robbery the 'four brothers' investigate the murder for themselves & look for the killers, but not all is what it seems.


John Singleton
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5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Bobby Mercer
Tyrese Gibson ... Angel Mercer
André Benjamin ... Jeremiah Mercer
Garrett Hedlund ... Jack Mercer
Terrence Howard ... Lt. Green
Josh Charles ... Detective Fowler
Sofía Vergara ... Sofi
Fionnula Flanagan ... Evelyn Mercer
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Victor Sweet
Taraji P. Henson ... Camille Mercer
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Councilman Douglas
Jernard Burks ... Evan
Kenneth Welsh ... Robert Bradford
Tony Nappo ... Charlie
Shawn Singleton Shawn Singleton ... Victor Hoodlum


Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. Written by John Sacksteder <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Jerimiah Mercer will take the law into his own hands. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


During the Thanksgiving dinner, only Bobby does not "see" Evelyn. This is due to Bobby refusing to accept her death. See more »


When Angel Mercer slams the apartment door on the two Rottweilers, it is slightly ajar so the dogs would actually be able to just run into the door open to get inside. See more »


[first lines]
Evelyn Mercer: Ok, Darnell, so the candy just happened to jump into your pocket, huh? Well I don't think so. Samir's going to call the police right now. Samir, the police!
Darnell: Please don't call the police, man, please!
Evelyn Mercer: That's what happens when you shoplift. There's consequences.
Darnell: But it's just some damn candy! I don't wanna go to jail!
Evelyn Mercer: Well you can probably get away with stealing sometimes, Darnell, but sooner or later you're gonna get caught. Is that the way you want to lead your life?
Darnell: No.
Evelyn Mercer: I happen to ...
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Crazy Credits

The Paramount logo in the beginning has snow falling upon it. The end credits show scenes of each of the brother's past. Bobby is seen fighting in a hockey game and has the front of his teeth knocked out. Jeremiah is seen leading a worker's protest outside of a factory. Angel is seen trying to buy an airline ticket with a stolen credit card (once the clerk finds out, Angel runs away). Jack is seen playing the guitar and singing in a band (he waves his pierced tongue at his fans). See more »

Alternate Versions

On the MTV, VH1, Paramount Network and airline versions, the shower scene where a few guys take this was blurred. See more »


Brother's Gonna Work It Out
Written by by Willie Hutch
Performed by Willie Hutch
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Nice action movie with tension, intrigue and violence
1 July 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This film deals with four brothers (Mark Wahlberg , Andre Benjamin, Garret Hedlund and Tyrese Gibson) . They reunite one time their mother (Fionnula Flanagan) has been murdered into a grocery store hold-up . But the happenings aren't as predictable as they might understand . Then , they come to revenge and take the law on their own hands . Meanwhile , Lieutenant Green (Terence Howard) and Lt Detective Towler (Josh Charles) are attempting to resolve the case and track down the killers and the four brothers . The investigation of the killing reveals many suspects and dark activities involving to criminal mobster (Chiwetel Esbofor) and Detroit Councilman (Barry Shakaba ), among others.

The picture packs action-packed , intrigue, thrills , and lots of violence and blood . It's an entertaining and suspenseful story, plenty of twists and unexpected turns . Excellent action scenes with noisy shoot-outs and spectacular car races . Interesting and thrilling script based on Haenry Hathaway's ¨The sons of Katie Elder¨. Cool performances by Mark Wahlberg as tough and hard-edged brother and Terence Howard as good police inspector, among them . Almost all of Mark Wahlberg's lines were improvised , Garrett Hedlund had difficulty improvising his lines, so John Singleton and Mark Wahlberg helped him through it . Furthermore , magnificent secondary cast , such as Sofia Vergara , Kenneth Welsh and Barry Shakaba . Glamorous cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr. and stirring musical score fitting to action by David Arnold . The motion picture was well directed by John Singleton . He's a nice director , his first movies were quite thoughtful and brooding (Boyz in the Hood , Poetic justice , Higher learning), but today he usually makes intelligent action films (Fast and Furious 2 , Baby boy , Shaft). The film will appeal to action lovers buffs and Mark Wahlberg fans . Rating : Better than average . Well catching .

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Release Date:

1 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Mark Wahlberg Project See more »


Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,176,925, 14 August 2005

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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