A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.
The story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love - his teenage daughter - is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat- and-mouse conflict with a Irish government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.Written by
The bus explosion was tested in the car park of Artem Ltd., the special effects company that did all of the physical effects in this movie. When the bus exploded on Lambeth Bridge, there were two technicians on-board to set it off. See more »
After Liam hits the send button on the phone when Quan makes him, the dialog doesn't go away, as you see from the side seconds later. See more »
Quan Ngoc Minh:
IRA politics and terrorism are different ends of the same snake. Whichever end you grab, you still grab a snake.
It makes a great deal of difference which end you grab, because one end will bite!
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The title is shown as a series of Asian-language characters before it changes into its English title. See more »
Chinese version of film has an extended fight scene and there are a few extra shots in the other fight scenes. See more »
My Name Is Love
Written by Jimmy Lumpkin
Performed by Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival
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Much Better Than I Imagined
Given that my "Jackie Chan Experience" had been limited to the "Rush Hour" films with Chris Tucker, I was totally (no pun intended) blown away by "The Foreigner." Not only is this is a really good revenge/action movie but Jackie Chan, though still limiting his English dialogue, manages to hold his own with Pierce Brosnan. Jackie Chan's performance made me think back to the silent movies (I went to film school) when actors conveyed emotion through facial expression, not words.
As for the plot--that aI won't spoil for you--it's above average, and blends several social issues about immigration, family loyalty, and Britain/Ireland history. Bottom line: this film was much better than I expected it would be.
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