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.

Director:

Martin Campbell

Writers:

David Marconi (screenplay by), Stephen Leather (based on the novel "The Chinaman" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Leung ... Fan
Jackie Chan ... Quan Ngoc Minh
Rufus Jones ... Ian Wood
Mark Tandy ... Simpson
John Cronin John Cronin ... Denis Fisher
Caolan Byrne ... McCormick (as Caolán Byrne)
Donna Bernard Donna Bernard ... Channel A News Anchor
Aaron Monaghan ... Pat Nugent
Niall McNamee ... Patrick O'Reilly
Pierce Brosnan ... Liam Hennessy
Charlie Murphy ... Maggie / Sara McKay
Orla Brady ... Mary Hennessy
Lia Williams ... Katherine Davies
Michael McElhatton ... Jim Kavanagh
David Pearse ... Billy McMahon
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Storyline

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 STXfilms

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Taglines:

Never push a good man too far See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Quan Ngoc Minh: IRA politics and terrorism are different ends of the same snake. Whichever end you grab, you still grab a snake.
Liam Hennessy: It makes a great deal of difference which end you grab, because one end will bite!
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Crazy Credits

The title is shown as a series of Asian-language characters before it changes into its English title. See more »

Alternate Versions

Chinese version of film has an extended fight scene and there are a few extra shots in the other fight scenes. See more »

Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

My Name Is Love
Written by Jimmy Lumpkin
Performed by Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival
Courtesy of Skate Mountain Records
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Much Better Than I Imagined
28 October 2018 | by Derek117See all my reviews

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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UK | China | USA | India

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,113,024, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$34,393,507

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,418,070
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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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