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Wild Target (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  18 June 2010 (UK)
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A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.



(screenplay), (film "Cible émouvante")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louisa Maynard
Gerry Bailey
Barney (as James O'Dee)
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Sia Berkeley ...
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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


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


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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Release Date:

18 June 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Agrios stohos  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£282,498 (UK) (18 June 2010)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Bill Nighy and Rupert Grint played together in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows: Part 1 See more »


(at around 1 min) During the car chase scene, Rose starts out driving and then during the chase she switches seats with Victor. The camera moves to the car chasing them and then cuts back to Tony sitting in the back. From behind you can clearly see Rose still driving. See more »


Ferguson: [wakes up in the hospital, still in traction] Morning!
[No response from Mike, who is still in his coma]
Ferguson: Dear God, Mike... you were dull before.
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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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