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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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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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Helena Bonham Carter was originally cast as Rose, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with Alice in Wonderland (2010). See more »

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When Victor is massaging Rose's feet, in the close ups you can tell that a hand double is used because all 5 fingers are straight; however, Bill Nighy has Dupuytren's contracture which means that the last two fingers on both hands are permanently pointing inwards. This is visible in the wide shots. See more »

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Hector Dixon: Where is he?
[Rose says nothing]
Hector Dixon: Tell me...
[indicates Fabian]
Hector Dixon: Or I'll cut his finger off, and make you swallow it. Then I'll leave you alone with him.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

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Sinfonia Concertant in E-flat Major
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W A Mozart)
Performed by Capella Istropolitana Orchestra, Violin - Takako Nishizaki
Courtesy of Naxos Rights International Ltd
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An understated British comedy
29 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film and thought it was very entertaining. True, there were only a few laugh-out-loud moments, but it kept me chuckling away for most of the 90-odd minutes. I thought Bill Nighy's performance was spot-on and Eileen Atkins' role gave her plenty of scope for comedy moments. Rupert Everett and Gregor Fisher worked well together, and Martin Freeman was very good as Dixon. Although the plot was simple, the film was reminiscent of a lot of British comedies from the Sixties and Seventies, which was probably why I enjoyed it so much. It was also good to see something that wasn't shot in America and didn't follow the stereotypical plot lines that most American films seem to have as a matter of course.


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