Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? Written by
The car chase was filmed on a new motorway outside of the town of Annecy which had yet to be opened to the public. Eagle-eyed viewers might be able to guess this as, in most of the shots, there is no traffic traveling in the opposite direction. The fact of not having traffic on that direction was previously justified as having the highway locked for the arrival of the diplomatic convoy. See more »
When Reece is running up the spiral staircase following Wax, bodies are falling down the stairwell, when the 3rd or 4th body falls down it makes Reece jump and some of the powder pops out of the vase he is carrying in his left arm on to his shoulder, in the next shot there is now powder on the shoulder. See more »
Thank you, Cindy.
African Aid Summit prep meeting with the Foreign Minister tomorrow at noon, Summit Conference on Wednesday, G8 Undersecretary conference dinner on Thursday, and a reception for the Secretary of State Friday, sir.
Can't you see we have more urgent matters to consider, Reece?
[moves his queen]
Of course, sir.
[counter moves his queen]
Must you always be so methodical?
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The assistant of the American Ambassador in Paris James Reece (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is an aspirant spy working in minor jobs for the CIA. James lives with his fiancée Caroline (Kasia Smutniak) and expects to be promoted to the special operations. When James is assigned to drive the unconventional but efficient agent Charlie Wax (John Travolta) in Paris, James learns that a terrorist cell is preparing to attack the American delegation and he is close to the key element that will explode the group of representatives of his government.
"From Paris with Love" is an explosive collection of clichés with a predictable story. There are scenes supposed to be funny that do not work and there is nothing new in the plot. The good thing is the gorgeous unknown actress Kasia Smutniak. My vote is four.
Title (Brazil): "Dupla Implacável" ("Implacable Double")
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