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Knight and Day (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 23 June 2010 (USA)
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A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Director George
April Havens
Wilmer (as Jack A. O'Connell)


June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action violence throughout, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 June 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All New Enemies  »


Box Office


$117,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,139,985, 27 June 2010, Wide Release

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Eva Mendes was cast as the female lead when Chris Tucker was attached to the project. See more »


The 727's flight deck has instrument displays seen on modern 737s. The real 727 is an old airplane, with almost no displays. Some modern versions have small digital displays, but not what the film shows. Yes, indeed the flight deck shows modern equipment, but it is definitely a Boeing 727, as can be seen by the fire handles, throttles levers, flap, speed brake and landing gear handles, Flight Engineer's station, and circuit breaker panel locations. The modern equipment only mean that this particular flight deck has been updated with modern EFIS displays. See more »


[first lines]
June Havens: [to fellow line stander] Sorry.
June Havens: [to agent] So I'm going to make it onto an earlier flight, right?
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.94 (2010) See more »


Written by Philippe Cohen-Solal (as Philippe Cohen Solal), Christoph H. Müller and Eduardo Makaroff
Performed by Gotan Project
Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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Not great, but solid fun
17 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

Knight and Day" is a comfort food movie. It's a pleasant diversion, a fun time at the cinema that doesn't ask a lot of of it's audience and offers an enjoyable ride. We've seen it all before, but it worked pretty well then, and it works pretty well now.

June Havens (Cameron Diaz) is an average perky blonde romantic comedy heroine who runs into the charming and mysterious Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) at the airport, and is sucked into a series of misadventures when Roy turns out to be a secret agent fighting rogue elements in his own agency . . . or maybe HE's the rogue agent . . . It depends on who she listens to. there's a mysterious device called the Zephyr that Roy is either protecting or trying to steal. All of this is fairly predictable, and, again, nothing new. But director James Mangold ("Copland", "Walk the Line", "3:10 to Yuma") always knows how to make a film play, and his skills haven't deserted him here. His pacing is brisk and fun, and he stages some terrific action (including one sequence from Diaz' point of view that did feel genuinely new).

Of course, this is a star vehicle, and whether you enjoy it will depend a lot on how you feel about Tom Cruise. Dismissing his personal life as utterly irrelevant, I find him to be a solid and dependable actor who does action better than almost anyone in Hollywood. And, here, he gets a rare chance to flex his comic muscles, and hie's quite funny (though too much of the best material is in the trailer). Diaz is pleasant, but tries a little too hard to be cute. And, occasionally, the film itself has the same problem.

But, overall, it's a funny little spy movie. part adventure, part romcom. Not destined for any Ten Best Lists, but enjoyable summer entertainment.

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