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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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François Bredon ...
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Rashid (as Chems Eddine Dahmani)
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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 | 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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5 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,158,860 (USA) (5 February 2010)

Gross:

$23,324,666 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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When Caroline enters James's appartment you can clearly see the book 'Nikita' which was written and directed by Luc Besson, who wrote "From Paris with Love". See more »

Goofs

Reece says he has a 9mm at the back of his car, however the pistol in his car is actually a Beretta Px4 and the model in the movie is chambered in .45 ACP. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 4 March 2010 (2010) See more »

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Turkish Nights
Written by Karl Lundeberg (as Karl Fredrik Lundeberg)
K MUSIK / J R M
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It does go "Boom"
19 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

And it does do that quite a lot. Story? Believable action/human beings? Don't bother looking for them here. Because if you do bother, than you will be more than disappointed, as many reviews have shown here. Don't think this is another Leon either. This is far removed from Leon. And don't read too much into the nationalities of the characters, if that is possible.

After all this is just a movie. An action movie at that. And it does deliver on exactly that. Now maybe John Travolta wouldn't have been my first choice for the lead, maybe our lead man could've been better "fleshed" out. Maybe there are a few coincidences too much. But do you really care, if the action is shot as good as this? That comes down to your taste I guess. But you have been "warned" and you should know what you're letting yourself into.

Don't expect anything this isn't (I have to admit, the first time I heard the title, I thought this would be a romantic comedy, though it is reminiscent of Bond movies ... don't compare it to them either!) and there is a chance you will enjoy this very much (if it is your cup of tea of course).


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