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From Paris with Love (2010)

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In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.

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Bing Yin ...
M. Wong
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Nichole
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Foreign Minister
François Bredon ...
The Thug
Chems Dahmani ...
Rashid (as Chems Eddine Dahmani)
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The Pimp
Julien Hagnery ...
Chinese Punk
Mostéfa Stiti ...
Dir Yasin
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Foreign Minister's Aide
Michaël Vander-Meiren ...
Airport Security Official
Didier Constant ...
Customs Official
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Two agents. One city. No merci.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

5 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Iz Pariza s ljubavlju  »

Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,158,860 (USA) (7 February 2010)

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$23,979,741 (USA) (7 March 2010)
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When Caroline enters James' apartment you can clearly see the book 'Nikita' which was written and directed by Luc Besson, who wrote "From Paris with Love". See more »

Goofs

When Reese is at the sink to wash the blood off of his face after destroying the pushers' lair, he raises up and looks in the mirror after his first rinse off. There is still a large patch of blood on his left-top forehead. When it cuts to his CU, the blood isn't there and he hasn't washed it off. See more »

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[first lines]
James Reece: [accepts printout] Thank you, Cindy.
Secretary: Welcome...
James Reece: [reading] 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.
Ambassador Bennington: Can't you see we have more urgent matters to consider, Reece?
[moves his queen]
James Reece: Of course, sir.
[counter moves his queen]
James Reece: Check.
Ambassador Bennington: Must you always be so methodical?
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Magie D'Aeroports
Written by Michael Boumendil, Stéphane Horeczko
(c) & (p) Sixième Son
With courtesy of Aéroports de Paris and of Sixième Son
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Good action, with Travolta back on track again
26 July 2012 | by (Estonia/Tallinn) – See all my reviews

Morel and Besson have carried out a nice collaboration and the result is a good action thriller where twists and swings begin soon, giving place to multiple unexpected and funny moments. Again, Travolta shows his indisputable talent, outperforming his co-star Myers - who was probably included to attract younger (female) audience; the script could have been amended for Travolta + some of his contemporaries, for example. Smutniak is sexy and good, but nothing special, just another Bond-type girl.

Shootings and chases are fast, excellently accomplished, and the movie is rather short than lengthy - one could have even prolong the almost final episode at the Embassy.

Recommended if you desire a fast action when eyes must be always focused on the screen.


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