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From Paris with Love (2010)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  5 February 2010 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Yin ...
François Bredon ...
Chems Dahmani ...
Rashid (as Chems Eddine Dahmani)
The Pimp
Julien Hagnery ...
Mostéfa Stiti ...
Michaël Vander-Meiren ...
Didier Constant ...


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Two agents. One city. No merci.


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

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Box Office


$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£1,715,552 (UK) (12 March 2010)

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Matt Monro, who sang the title song in From Russia with Love (1963) is featured briefly on the soundtrack, singing "Close to You". See more »


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 »


[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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Not the usual John Travolta role.
5 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's John Travolta like you have never seen him before. Here he is Mister Action, the ultimate Tough Guy, the new Bruce Willis but with more flair. The story itself is not particularly noteworthy. But there is lots of action as Travolta shows everyone who's boss in this action-packed special effects extravaganza. Also there is non-stop violence with Mr. Travolta leading the way. If you like movies with stories that feature nonstop violence, then this movie is for you. If you like John Travolta, this movie is for you. But in terms of the story, don't expect too much from this movie. Remember: it's a commercial product so at some point artistic merit inevitably gives way to the usual dose of special effects that Hollywood spews out like clockwork. Hooray for John Travolta and Hollywood!

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