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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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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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[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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An interesting and entertaining comedy.
20 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film and found the story to be original and funny throughout. Emily Blunt plays an extremely sexy con-artist who crosses paths with an up-tight Bill Nighy playing a professional assassin hired to kill her.

The characters are likable and well-cast. Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt strike up a modern day love-story that is unconventional and yet somehow totally believable. The family bond that is established with Rupert Grint as the adopted son worked very well and was charming.

If you want to see something different, interesting and funny then I really recommend giving this film a chance.

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