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Dwayne Johnson is Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham is rogue British Special Forces mercenary Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
Dwayne Johnson is Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham is rogue British Special Forces mercenary Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.PHOTO: AP
Stuber stars Dave Bautista as a pugilistic Los Angeles Police Department detective and Kumail Nanjiani as a mild-mannered Uber driver.
Stuber stars Dave Bautista as a pugilistic Los Angeles Police Department detective and Kumail Nanjiani as a mild-mannered Uber driver.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Dwayne Johnson is Luke Hobbs of the United States Diplomatic Security Service, a federal agent who once hurled a torpedo with his bare hands.

Jason Statham is rogue British Special Forces mercenary Deckard Shaw. He torpedoed a plane full of assassins while babysitting.

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