Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Director:

Francis Lawrence

Writers:

Justin Haythe (screenplay by), Jason Matthews (based upon the book by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Dominika Egorova
Joel Edgerton ... Nate Nash
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Vanya Egorov
Charlotte Rampling ... Matron
Mary-Louise Parker ... Stephanie Boucher
Ciarán Hinds ... Zakharov
Joely Richardson ... Nina Egorova
Bill Camp ... Marty Gable
Jeremy Irons ... General Korchnoi
Thekla Reuten ... Marta
Douglas Hodge ... Maxim Volontov
Sakina Jaffrey ... Trish Forsyth
Sergei Polunin ... Konstantin
Sasha Frolova ... Anya
Sebastian Hülk ... Matorin

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Storyline

A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.

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Seductive. Deceptive. Deadly. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Russian president Vladimir Putin is a key figure in the book on which the movie is based. However, Fox decided to cut him out of the film adaptation. When Fox exec Emma Watts optioned the book in 2013, she shifted the story from modern-day Russia to 1970s Budapest, nominally to give it a more "timeless" feel - and though Putin has a key role in the book, he was dropped. Then, after Francis Lawrence came aboard as director, Watts shifted the story back to the present day. Despite the explosion of interest in the Kremlin following the (2016) U.S. election, Putin's character was not restored. Insiders describe the moves as "creative choices," but by avoiding Putin, Fox also is steering clear of any Russian hackers who might protest. See more »

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When Nash is chasing Dominika to Heathrow with his van. The soundtrack is clearly a large to medium sized petrol engine with an automatic gearbox. Rather than the 1.6 or 2.0 Litre Diesel engine and manual gearbox that the Renault Traffic Van would have in the UK. See more »

Quotes

General Korchnoi: After you turn me in, you would be a hero. Beyond suspicion. The ideal position to take my place, and continue my work with the Americans. Make your uncle and his kind pay for what they've done to our country.
Dominika Egorova: They'll kill you.
General Korchnoi: Something will slay us all. You have the power to decide whether I die in vain. You are better at this than any of us. This is the only way for you to return to your mother.
Dominika Egorova: You sent Matorin, didn't you? So I wouldn't have a choice.
General Korchnoi: So that you would see.
[shakes his head]
General Korchnoi: You...
[...]
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The title doesn't appear until the 10-minute mark. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2019, the Indian video release was given a UA certificate with multiple cuts. This version is 124 minutes long. See more »

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Swoopin
Written by Baauer (as Harry Rodrigues)
Performed by Baauer
Courtesy of LuckyMe Records
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Not For Children Or Moana Fans
7 August 2018 | by zhh-36945See all my reviews

This is a cold war thriller about a Russian of privilege being manipulated by the Russian state appatchiks to violate themselves and those around them. Deployed to fight the American enemy the beautiful and downright ideal Russian woman rolls up her sleeves to fight for herself above the enemy and so-called friend.

In a world dominated by Star Wars 7 and 8, the eighteenth Marvel film and sixteenth DC comic film this film stands out. Although on its own merits there is quite a lot to see... unless you prefer to watch yet another JJ Abrams sequel or something.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Hungarian | English | Russian

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Sparrow See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,853,422, 4 March 2018

Gross USA:

$46,874,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,572,634
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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