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Wild Target (2010)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  18 June 2010 (UK)
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A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.

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Louisa Maynard
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Gerry Bailey
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Barney (as James O'Dee)
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Storyline

Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose. He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring in the process a young apprentice, Tony. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They said 'Take her out'. He got the wrong idea.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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18 June 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Agrios stohos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,174 (USA) (29 October 2010)

Gross:

$117,190 (USA) (10 December 2010)
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Trivia

The character played by Bill Nighy holds guns with just a thumb and middle finger, with his index on the trigger. This unusual grip is because he suffers from Dupuytren's contracture, which means he can't straighten the ring and little fingers on each hand See more »

Goofs

When Victor is massaging Rose's feet, in the close ups you can tell that a hand double is used because all 5 fingers are straight however Bill Nighy has Dupuytren's contracture which means that the last two fingers on both hands are permanently pointing inwards. This is visible in the wide shots. See more »

Quotes

[Victor shoots and kills Barney]
Rose: [screams]
Victor Maynard: Get in the car.
Rose: You killed him!
Victor Maynard: I had to, he was going to kill you.
Rose: Oh, okay. Get in the car!
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Connections

References Tropic Thunder (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Waves
Written by Liam Shachar & Ciaran Gribbin
Performed by Liam Shachar feat. Ciaran Gribbin (as Joe Echo)
Published by Perfecto Music/Copyright Control
Courtesy of Inner Logic Records
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Quirky But Worh Seeing
20 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

To me this was a classic and quirky British farce. If it had been been 1958 and in black and white, it would have been in it's place but in 2010 it was slightly odd. That said, I enjoyed the film and would recommend seeing it. The star of the film was certainly Rupert Grint who provided some of the best comedy moments, and Dame Eileen Atkins was a disappointment after her stellar performance in Psychoville. Some of the plot lines were predictable and could be seen coming, but in a way that added to the charm of the film. And it's always nice to see a proper British film as opposed to the ones we just make so well for Hollywood!


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