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Wanted (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Fantasy  |  27 June 2008 (USA)
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A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.



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A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 June 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,814,055 (UK) (27 June 2008)


$134,568,845 (USA) (25 September 2009)

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Did You Know?


The script went through several revisions with the most significant one being the third act that was rewritten by Chris Morgan in mid-2006. The first draft was rejected by Mark Millar because he felt the script was too tame and Americanized. Dean Georgaris also contributed a rewrite and tailored the role of The Fox specially for Angelina Jolie. Finally, original writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt then put in the final rewrite to even out the voice of Wesley, which was established in the first draft. See more »


The movie is suppose to take place in Chicago, but when Wesley drives the Mustang and Fox drives the C4 Corvette to assassinate the man in the limousine, they race through Long Island City, Queens. The Citicorp building and the New York City skyline are in the background. See more »


[first lines]
Wesley: [voice-over] It's my anorexic boss' birthday. This means there's a certain amount of inter-office pressure to stand around the conference table, eating crappy food and pretending to worship her. Acting for five minutes like Janice doesn't make all our lives miserable is the hardest work I'll do all day. My job title is account manager. I used to be called an account service representative, but a consultant told us we have to manage our clients, and to not service them. I have a ...
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There are no opening credits. The title appears as a headline on a newspaper well into the movie. See more »


Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Acción mutante (2011) See more »


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What's wrong with those comments?!
3 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I guess this is my first moment I want to comment on the movie. The reason for that is all those negative comments.

People don't like the idea of a man making a giant leap across buildings, about the "plot of the world" and the ridicule in the movie.

But at the same time I guess they DID like Trinity's jump in Matrix, destiny (sadame) in any Japanese movie or comedy of Mr and Mrs Smith.

COME ON PEOPLE! This is NOT James Bond, Bourne or Die Hard. This is exactly the opposite. This movie in my opinion simply tries to make fun of all those movies. It's all a sarcastic view of today's action movies. Just like the bullets - bent to the fullest. For me it's more of an action comedy. The ideas are so stupid that it's funny. Why? Because it was fit in the action movie. I mean come on - the loom, the bullets, the healing stearine, the rats... How can you ever compare it to any action movie that tries to be serious? This is not trying to do that.

That's why I liked this movie - for its intelligent sarcasm and probably because of all the negative comments from people that expected a "mature action movie" and didn't understand the movie.

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