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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Agrios stohos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£282,498 (UK) (18 June 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 »

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When Victor shots his second assignment you can hear and see the shell casings exiting the gun before the sound of the shot is heard. See more »

Quotes

Victor Maynard: Tony, come and see what happens if you don't clean your gun.
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Plug In the Machine
Written by Kevin Floyd
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Brilliantly Funny
20 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well, in contrast to the first review, i felt that this was a hilariously funny attribute to the British film industry. With continuous amusing modern slap stick humour throughout.

I had been looking forward to the release of this film for a while, and it was far better than i had ever expected. The cinema was packed and everyone was laughing throughout the entire film, which in my experience is very rare.

There is an incredible cast containing many well known British actors/ actresses, overall a must see film.

Looking forward to the DVD release. Thank you. x


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