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The Take (2016)

Bastille Day (original title)
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A young pickpocket and an unruly CIA agent team up on an anti-terrorist mission in France.

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James Watkins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Idris Elba ... Sean Briar
Richard Madden ... Michael Mason
Charlotte Le Bon ... Zoe
Kelly Reilly ... Karen Dacre
José Garcia ... Victor Gamieux
Thierry Godard ... Rafi Bertrand
Vincent Londez ... Yannick Bertrand
Arieh Worthalter Arieh Worthalter ... Jean
Mohamed Makhtoumi Mohamed Makhtoumi ... Christophe
Théo Costa-Marini Théo Costa-Marini ... Xavier (as Théo Costa Marini)
Jérôme Gaspard ... Yves
Ismaël Sy Savané Ismaël Sy Savané ... Serge (as Ismael Sy Savane)
James Stewart ... Henri
James Cox ... Pierre
James Harris ... Marcel
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Storyline

Michael Mason, a pickpocket living in Paris, steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Mason's face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank (closed on French National Day) -- hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar discovers the real story behind Mason's "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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pickpocket | cia | bomb | swat team | riot | See All (275) »

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With law comes disorder. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | France | USA | Luxembourg | Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, Île-de-France, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,546, 20 November 2016

Gross USA:

$50,269

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,857,808
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

For the gigantic explosion scene, production designer Paul Kirby, and his team, built a replica Metro stop into the back of a building located right outside of Paris, France. See more »

Goofs

When Idris is introduced in the opening scene, his tie is a single knot, however once his meeting begins it's turned into a classic double knot!. See more »

Quotes

Michael Mason: [to Briar after he holds an apartment door open for some women] See? You can be warm. You're like a different person when you smile.
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Featured in Projector: Bastille Day (2016) See more »

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The Road Less Travelled
Written and Produced by Fatboy Slim and Idris Elba
Performed by Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook) and Idris Elba
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A great thriller
23 April 2016 | by colinwillsgibsonSee all my reviews

Surprised this isn't at least in the 7's on here. Elba is excellent, no cheesy crap Bond esque love interests. Just a proper thriller with some great twists and decent action sequences. Some comical moments in a non Marvel universe cheesy way.

Nothing incredibly new with the plot, but it does keep you interested for the duration. The end hints at a sequel, which could be interesting.

If you like a good action / thriller - this is the best I've seen in a long while. Not quite as good as the old Bournes, but certainly better than recent Bonds.


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