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The Mechanic (2011)

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Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

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Jorge Lara
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Lara's Guard (as Eddie Fernandez)
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Car Jacker
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Kelly
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Husband
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Mr. Finch (as Mark Anthony Nutter)
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Bell Hop
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Mrs. Finch
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Storyline

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Someone has to fix the problems.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£921,554 (UK) (28 January 2011)

Gross:

$29,113,588 (USA) (1 April 2011)
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Trivia

The car Arthur is working on is a Series 1 Jaguar E-Type, manufactured between 1961 and 1968. See more »

Goofs

While Bishop is exchanging money with the gun dealer when McKenna tags along on a hit, mike is clearly visible for several seconds in the top center frame. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Arthur Bishop: What I do requires a certain mindset. I do assignments; designated targets. Some jobs need to look like accidents. Others must cast suspicion on someone else. A select few need to send a clear message. Pulling a trigger is easy. The best jobs are the ones nobody even knows you were there.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow/Cee Lo Green (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

VERBAL
Performed by Amon Tobin
Written by Amon Tobin
Published by Third Side America (ASCAP) obo Just Isn't Music LTD (PRS)
Courtesy of Ninja Tune
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Not good
20 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Most people know Jason Statham movies involve high octane action with brilliant fight sequences, you will be happy to know that this film delivers this well, however I believe that a movie with no decent storyline or good characters has no reason being made, even if the action is good. Some of the specifics of the film are ridiculous and some are cliché. Nothing in the story is fresh or original, if you have a good idea of what Jason Statham says or does in his action movies he probably will say and do them in this one, you won't be surprised a lot in this film, one surprise element may pop up but it definitely isn't enough. If you enjoy action movies regardless of the storyline or how the characters came to be then this is the film for you. If however like me you rely heavily on first story then second action this will be unsatisfying.


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