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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

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

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Tsuwayuki Saotome ...
Kurosawa
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Helicopter Pilot / Newscaster
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Seifert
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Professor Asimov
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Ivan
Nadia Konakchieva ...
Valentin Stojanov ...
Petr Asimov Jr.
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ICC Court Clerk
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ICC Lead Judge
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Livitin
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Moreno
Ralitsa Vassileva ...
Newscaster
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With his reputation in tatters after a painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, former triple-A executive protection agent, Michael Bryce, two long years after the disgraceful incident, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth once again, and as a result, it won't be long before he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the renowned international assassin Darius Kincaid from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce only needs to transport the contract killer from point A to point B, nevertheless, Kincaid, as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator, is an obvious target, while the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous. Without a doubt, this a race against the clock as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, in a non-stop concerto for bullets. Written by Nick Riganas

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

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18 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,384,504 (USA) (20 August 2017)

Gross:

$21,384,504 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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Trivia

As Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) is escaping by boat, the "Wilhelm Scream" can be heard when Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), trying to keep up on a motorcycle, pushes a man off a bicycle into the river. See more »

Goofs

When Kincaids prison transport is getting ambushed, all bullet holes look the same. One of them even appears on the plastic front grille of one of the police cars, while it has a bullet-into-metal texture to it. See more »

Quotes

Darius Kinkaid: You're going to pardon an innocent woman? That's mighty fucking white of you.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits there's an outtake with Ryan Reynolds having to wait for church bells to stop ringing. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Bodyguard (1992) See more »

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Little Queenie
Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Reynolds and Jackson were born for this moment
9 August 2017 | by (United States) – See 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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