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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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(screenplay), (film "Cible émouvante")

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£282,498 (UK) (20 June 2010)

Gross:

$117,190 (USA) (12 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

When Victor and Rose enter Victors home, they begin to talk about Victor's mother, but when Tony walks in with the Cat, the cat is facing front (Towards Victor) in the first shot, then in the second shot facing Tony, and the cat then puts it's arm over Tony's shoulder in that same shot, but again seconds later in the 3rd shot of Tony, the Cat is facing front again in the same position as the first shot. See more »

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Tony: [after catching a knife mid-air, in awe to Rose and Victor] Did you see that?
Rose: See what?
Tony: [Disappointed] Shit...
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References Tropic Thunder (2008) See more »

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Plug In the Machine
Written by Kevin Floyd
Performed by Dorp
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of Caned and Able Records 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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