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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 ...
Chems Dahmani ...
Rashid (as Chems Eddine Dahmani)
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Michaël Vander-Meiren ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$23,324,666 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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Kelly Preston: woman wearing sunglasses at the Eiffel Tower scene when (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) character was calling his girlfriend. See more »

Goofs

When Reese is running up the spiral staircase following Wax, bodies are falling down the stairwell. When the 4th body falls down it makes Reese jump and some of the powder pops out of the vase he is carrying in his left arm onto his shoulder, in the next shot there is no powder on the shoulder. 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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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.129 (2010) See more »

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Another Day
Written by Sarah Riani / Trak Invaders
Performed by Jonathan Alberts
(c) EUROPACORP MUSIC PUBLISHING
(p) 2009 EUROPACORP
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Surprising
26 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Please be gentle, this is my first review.

First of all, Travolta is back! Since Pulp Fiction, where I really enjoyed his play, I always had the feeling that his acting was about skin-deep. What happened in this movie is an invention of a new old-school action hero which would have stood in one line with Willis, Stallone and Schwarzenegger without trying to be one of them. He's powerful, funny and seriously "true" without being ridiculously over-torqued like in Pelham 123 or Face-off.

Basically you need to enjoy old-school action movies to like this. The storyline must have come to the writers mind while brushing his teeth in the morning - It's solid, well grounded, but a little bit too compressed for a 90 min movie. Concerning the speed of this movie, the camera work is fantastic and the cut allows to enjoy the action at it's fullest. (In the last years there were many movies of this type with a cut/camera like a flip-book with missing pages, which made them completely unenjoyable.)

I would like to see more movies of this type in the next years. It's not pretending to be more than what it is: Solid "hero-action" with a proper sidekick.


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