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Wild Target -- 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.
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Director:
Writers:
Lucinda Coxon (screenplay)
Pierre Salvadori (film "Cible émouvante")
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Release Date:
18 June 2010 (Ireland) See more »
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They said 'Take her out'. He got the wrong idea.
Plot:
A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Quirky, smart and typically Nighy See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Bill Nighy ... Victor Maynard

Emily Blunt ... Rose

Rupert Grint ... Tony

Rupert Everett ... Ferguson

Eileen Atkins ... Louisa Maynard

Martin Freeman ... Hector Dixon

Gregor Fisher ... Mike

Geoff Bell ... Fabian

Rory Kinnear ... Gerry Bailey

Duncan Duff ... Jeweller

Graham Seed ... Appraiser

James O'Donnell ... Barney (as James O'Dee)

George Rainsford ... Waiter

Alexis Rodney ... First Hotel Receptionist
Sia Berkeley ... Smart Hotel Receptionist
Jenny Crosdale ... Hotel Maid

Philip Battley ... Hotel Barman
Neil D'Souza ... Garage Attendant

Adrian Schiller ... Forger

Jonathan Lynn ... Parrot (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Lammond ... Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Lynn 
 
Writing credits
Lucinda Coxon (screenplay)

Pierre Salvadori (film "Cible émouvante")

Produced by
Steve Christian .... executive producer
Nigel Green .... executive producer
Philippe Martin .... executive producer
Martin Pope .... producer
Michael Rose .... producer
Marc Samuelson .... executive producer
Daryl Shute .... assistant producer
Joanne Storkan .... executive producer
Nigel Thomas .... executive producer
Julia Valentine .... line producer
Charlotte Walls .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Price 
 
Cinematography by
David Johnson 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Parker 
 
Casting by
Karen Lindsay-Stewart 
 
Production Design by
Caroline Greville-Morris 
 
Art Direction by
Jim Glen 
 
Set Decoration by
Geraint Powell 
 
Costume Design by
Sheena Napier 
 
Makeup Department
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Jan Sewell .... hair designer
Jan Sewell .... makeup designer
Lesley Smith .... hair and make up artist
 
Production Management
Magali Gibert .... production manager
Miranda Jones .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Browne .... third assistant director
Ben Dixon .... second assistant director
Toby Hefferman .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Cheal .... senior props/modeller
Louis Glickman .... stand-by props
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist
Richard Miller .... painter
Steven Morris .... dressing props
Natalie Percy .... stand-by art director
Scott Rogers .... property master
Gareth Thomas .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Mark Appleby .... adr mixer
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Robert Edwards .... adr recordist
Anthony Ferretti .... boom operator
Robin Knapp .... first assistant sound editor
Robin Knapp .... foley editor
Mark Lafbery .... foley recordist
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Patrick Owen .... production sound mixer
Paul Robley .... sound trainee
Andy Shelley .... dialogue and adr editor
Ian Wilson .... supervising sound editor
Philip Young .... adr recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Nemanja Antanaskovic .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Matthew Baker .... retouch and restoration: Framestore
Rodrigo Bernardo .... digital intermediate engineer
Zachary Bloom .... scanning and recording: Framestore
Turea Blyth .... visual effects editorial
Jerome Dewhurst .... di engineer
Stephen Elson .... visual effects producer: Baseblack
Nic Hatch .... previs supervisor: Nvizage
Karsten Hecker .... film mastering engineer
Robert Junggeburt .... matte painter: Baseblack London
Kevin Lowery .... high definition engineer
Veronica Marcano .... scanning & recording operator
Edwin Metternich .... digital intermediate: retouch
Mike Morrison .... senior digital intermediate producer
Schafer-Davies Oliver .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Chris Panton .... digital compositor: Baseblack London
Adam Parker .... retouch and restoration: Framestore
Jimmy Saul .... scanning and recording manager
Dan Victoire .... conform editor
 
Stunts
Richard Bradshaw .... stunt performer
Stephanie Carey .... stunt performer
Nick Chopping .... stunt performer
George Cottle .... stunt performer
Kelly Dent .... stunt performer
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
Neil Finnighan .... stunt performer
Steve Griffin .... stunt performer
Steve Griffin .... stunts
Nick Hobbs .... stunt double
Paul Hornsby .... stunt safety
Rob Inch .... stunt performer
Derek Lea .... stunt performer
Seon Rogers .... stunt performer
C.C. Smiff .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Dodd .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Evans .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Alice Hobden .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bradley Hogan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard Jakes .... central loader
Stewart Monteith .... best boy
Ronnie Phillips .... lighting technician
Sam Phillips .... key grip
Nick Wall .... still photographer
Sara-Jane Charles .... assistant to still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Eleanor Goldwin .... casting assistant
Bev Lawley .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Louise Cassettari .... costume trainee
Philip O'Connor .... costume supervisor
Aaron Timperley .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Guy Ducker .... assistant editor
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Ravinder Patria .... apprentice film editor
Rachael Watmough .... dailies coordinator
 
Music Department
James Bellamy .... music editor
Claire Freeman .... music supervisor
Rael Jones .... music producer
Rael Jones .... musician: guitar and mandolin
Marc Marot .... music supervisor
Michael J. McEvoy .... composer: additional music
Steve Price .... music engineer/mixer
Anthony Weeden .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Russell Chipz Chipping .... transportation
Andrew Duncan .... action vehicles coordinator
Christian Hall .... driver
 
Other crew
David Blank .... production accountant
Finlay Bradbury .... assistant location manager (as Finlay Pile)
Livia Burton .... production coordinator
Bruno Cassoni .... assistant location manager
Sara-Jane Charles .... double: Emily Blunt (Isle of Man ) (uncreditied as Sara-Jane Charles) (as Sara-Jane Thompson)
Warren Clark .... set security
Lynsey Cosford .... daily location assistant
Matt Curtis .... title design
David Decio .... double: Martin Freeman
Diana Dill .... script supervisor
Sara Durante .... assistant: Jonathan Lynn
Christian Gill .... floor runner: main unit
Christian Gill .... key floor runner: Isle of Man
Barney Goodland .... assistant to producer
Tania Gordon .... floor runner: main unit
Denise Hanrahan .... assistant coordinator
Rachel James .... post production accountant
Richard J.R. Jones .... daily crowd runner (as Richard Jones Jr.)
Josie Law .... development & acquisitions: CinemaNX
Garry Marriott .... unit medic
Donna McCormick-Smith .... floor runner/stand in
James McGrady .... floor runner
Sarah McKenna .... personal assistant to cast
Joe Naftalin .... production assistant
Jessica Parker .... production executive
Asha Sharma .... assistant location manager: UK
Graham Smith .... unit publicist
Carla Sullivan .... production trainee assistant
Sian Sutherland .... location manager
Susie Tullett .... unit publicist
Jennifer Whiting .... production assistant
Sara-Jane Charles .... double: Emily Blunt (Isle of Man ) (uncredited)
Keiran Mahon .... additional set runner (uncredited)
Norman Campbell Rees .... stand-in: Bill Nighy (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexual content and brief strong language
Runtime:
98 min
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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: (at around 1 min) During the car chase scene, Rose starts out driving and then during the chase she switches seats with Victor. The camera moves to the car chasing them and then cuts back to Tony sitting in the back. From behind you can clearly see Rose still driving.See more »
Quotes:
Victor Maynard:Tony, come and see what happens if you don't clean your gun.See more »
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46 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Quirky, smart and typically Nighy, 22 June 2010
Author: GrowMagicBeans from Ireland

I ended up seeing this title in one of those frustrating moments where my main choice of feature was either on at the wrong time, had not even been released yet or my friends just flatly did not want to see the same things as I, and so we ended up going to Wild Target as an inoffensive compromise. I was expecting it to be real cheesy and void of humour, especially after having seen the trailer. I was pleasantly surprised!

Okay, when one goes to the cinema with such low expectations, they can only but move in one direction, but nevertheless I have to commend the movie on several points. I thought all the one-liners would have been used up in the trailer (and those that I had seen had seemed tacky at best) but I guess the movie isn't about one-liners. Rather then relying on half cocked jokes, it pulls itself onto its own two feet using situational comedy, which gives it a real British flavour. I heard it compared to the humour of the old Earling Studio movies, which seems like a nice comparison. Actually, on doing a little research, I found that the original story came from a French movie (Cible émouvante, 1993). It's easy to tell from the zany characters, offbeat humour and introspective look on life that it was originally French in theme, but as a story it translates nicely onto a typically British backdrop.

Basically Victor Maynard, a cold hearted hit-man played by Bill Nighy (great performance as always - he's legend!) is a middle aged unmarried killing professional who is beginning to loose his touch. This becomes no more obvious when he fails to make a hit on the sensually beautiful Rose (Emily Blunt). Things start to get complicated for Victor when he finds, not only has he lost the killer instinct, but he also starts protecting her from the men sent to finish the job.

I'm not sure about the Rupert Grint character of Tony. He seems the most out of place in my opinion. I suppose Tony was added to feed in a further dynamic between Victor and Rose and their growing relationship, but for me, this relationship triangle was either not developed fully or just failed outright. Maybe it held more credence in the original French story, but in the English version at least, Tony really does feel like the spare tire as his presence seems unnecessary and the character's attributes hammy. By far the weakest link the movie.

Quirky and light hearted; it may only be a lighter shade of grey rather then a full blown black comedy (12A Cert in Ireland), but still a pleasant surprise if you come to stumble upon it.

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