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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

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The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

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Patrick Hughes

Writer:

Tom O'Connor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elodie Yung ... Amelia Roussel
Ryan Reynolds ... Michael Bryce
Tsuwayuki Saotome Tsuwayuki Saotome ... Kurosawa
Roy Hill Roy Hill ... Helicopter Pilot / Newscaster
Richard E. Grant ... Seifert
Gary Oldman ... Vladislav Dukhovich
Rod Hallett ... Professor Asimov
Yuri Kolokolnikov ... Ivan
Nadia Konakchieva Nadia Konakchieva ... Mrs. Asimov
Valentin Stojanov Valentin Stojanov ... Petr Asimov Jr.
Noortje Herlaar ... ICC Court Clerk
Georgie Glen ... ICC Lead Judge
Michael Gor ... Livitin
Barry Atsma ... Moreno
Ralitsa Vassileva Ralitsa Vassileva ... Newscaster
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Storyline

With his reputation in tatters after the painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, the former triple-A protection agent, Michael Bryce, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire, two years after the disgraceful incident. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth, and, before long, he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the international assassin, Darius Kincaid, from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce needs to transport him from point A to point B; nevertheless, the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous, and Kincaid--as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator--is an obvious target. Undoubtedly, it's a tough job, as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, and race against the clock in a non-stop concerto for bullets. Can the hitman's bodyguard carry through the most important mission in his career? Written by Nick Riganas

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Everyone's out to get them... If they don't kill each other first. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jeff Wadlow was going to direct the movie, but left to finish True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016). See more »

Goofs

The Jaguar at the beginning of the movie is OU16 LVA. The 16 on UK number plates means the car was registered between March 2016 and end of August 2016. Shortly after, the movie moves to two years later which at the time of writing is the future assuming the film is set in present day. If no other dates are referenced, there is no reason why the film must be set on the day it is made, or released ; but if the 16 is valid, then the later scenes would have some UK number plates with 18, 68 etc. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man on Phone: Good morning, Mr. Bryce. I trust the pickup ran smoothly.
Michael Bryce: Hand-off was clean. No stops till the exit point.
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Crazy Credits

"Moby Dick" is listed among the safety divers. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood News Feed: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD (2017) See more »

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Ships on the Ocean
Performed by Junior Wells
Written by Junior Wells (as Amos Blakemore)
Published by Dimension Gate Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Delmark
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Reynolds and Jackson were born for this moment
9 August 2017 | by allstarrunnerSee all my reviews

Wow, I was so impressed with this movie. I will admit that the first 20 minutes were pretty generic for me and I found myself thinking, "This is pretty much what I expected, but it's a free screening so just enjoy it." However, once Reynolds and Jackson team up on the screen the entire chemistry of the movie changes and it ended up being one of the funnest "buddy cop" movies I've seen in quite a while. (I know it technically isn't a buddy cop movie, but it really is for all intents and purposes.) The movie doesn't take itself seriously (were you really expecting that with Reynolds and Jackson?!), and just like any modern action/comedy the plot isn't meant to be something like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. This movie is 100% worth spending the cash to go see in the theater with a group of people. I can also tell you this, the atmosphere leaving the theater was great; this movie is a lot of fun!


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Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,384,504, 20 August 2017

Gross USA:

$75,468,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,600,207
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Censored Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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