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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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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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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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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 »

Quotes

Parrot: I love you, Mr Maynard!
Victor Maynard: What the fuck?
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References Tropic Thunder (2008) See more »

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In a Mellow Mood
Written & Performed by Michael J. McEvoy
Published by Rezzonator Music
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Hilarious, refreshing, intelligent and surprisingly touching. One of a kind.
21 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Wild Target is the ultimate British black comedy, which makes a refreshing change from all the Hollywood movie's right now.This is hilarious throughout with laughs going to all the cast. Billy Nighy, Emily Blunt and Rupert Grint give terrific performances with superb support from Martin Freeman, Gregory Fisher and Eileen Atkins who make the most of their time on the screen.

There is a lovely chemistry of romance between Blunt and Nighy and you care about the characters and that's what makes this movie so intelligent, though they commit crimes like Nighy is an assassin and has killed people and Blunt is a thief, the audience can remained attached enough to laugh at their predicament but at the same time care about the characters and what happens to them as Nighy falls for Blunt and at the same time they and Grint become like a family, and that is difficult to pull off, but this film does it tremendously. It's also surprisingly touching in places as the transition from romance to drama to comedy is handled seamlessly blending lovely together. The story though basic is good enough and the script is structured beautifully with sharpness and wit embedded within. A terrific British comedy that is one of a kind. It deserves all the praise it has and will receive and judging by the 7.8 IMDb rating it has been given I'd say the praise is high. It's a rating well deserved


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