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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.

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Louisa Maynard
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Gerry Bailey
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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

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

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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18 June 2010 (UK)  »

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Agrios stohos  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£282,498 (UK) (18 June 2010)

Gross:

$117,190 (USA) (10 December 2010)
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Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt played together (as father and daughter) in the BBC film Gideon's Daughter (2006). They both won a Golden Globe for their performance. See more »

Goofs

(at around 20 mins) When Rose first goes into the restoration department of the museum she startles Gerry and he flinches, leaving a dab of paint on the left-hand side of the man's forehead just below the hairline of the painting he is working on. In the next camera angle he seen removing the dab with a cotton tipped stick from the right-hand side and there is no paint mark on the left side. See more »

Quotes

[Ferguson is in traction]
Hector Dixon: How is your assistant?
[He indicates Mike, who is lying in a coma next to Ferguson]
Ferguson: They want to turn him off.
Hector Dixon: Hmm... perhaps that would be for the best.
Ferguson: No, he's been paid through the end of the month. And anyway, he's company.
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Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

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New Soul
Written, Composed & Performed by Yael Naim (as Yaël Naim)
Arranged by David Donatien
© 2007 Lili Louise Musique
Administered by Warner Chappel Music Publishing France
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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20 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If your taste is really obvious commercial and/or big budget comedies then this might not be for you but if you have a soft spot for classic British comedies that are a bit quirky, don't try to hard then this should definitely be up your street.

It has an excellent cast that all play their characters perfectly although very typically.

Rupert Everett is predictably his usual self as is Bill Nighy but both quite excellently so.

I've seen a couple of negative reviews of this movie but it needs to be emphasised that it's not a mass market comedy. The story is great and the timing of some of the jokes is absolutely perfect.

This is actually one of the few films I'd like to own a copy of when it's released.


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