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RED (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  15 October 2010 (USA)
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When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Woman Neighbor
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Retirement Home Detective


Frank (Bruce Willis) is retired, bored and lonely living off his government pension in a nondescript suburb in an equally nondescript house. The only joy in Frank's life are his calls to the government pension processing center when he gets to talk to his case worker Sarah (Mary-Louis Parker). Sarah is as bored and lonely as Frank and marks her conversations with the unknown Frank and her spy novels as the only things fun in her life. When something in Frank's past forces Frank back into his old line of work and puts an unwitting Sarah in the middle of the intrigue, Frank and Sarah begin a journey into Frank's past and the people he used to work with. Like Frank they are all RED ... Retired Extremely Dangerous. Written by Malcolm is Crazy

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Red  »

Box Office


$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,761,408 (USA) (15 October 2010)


$90,356,857 (USA) (28 January 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 'The Bourne Supremacy (2004)', Karl Urban plays a Russian and Brian Cox plays an American. In Red, this is reversed, with Cox playing a Russian and Urban playing an American. However, neither of these two actors hail from either of these countries, as Cox hails from Great Britain, while Urban hails from New Zealand. See more »


When Sarah Ross gets home from her date, she opens a new can of Corona Extra, takes two drinks, then throws the can at Frank. The can is empty. See more »


[first lines]
Frank Moses: [on the phone] 943-66-2291. Pension Services, please.
Woman: Thank you, Mr. Moses, please hold for your representative.
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Written and Performed by Jackson Browne
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I don't agree with the critics on this one.
20 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Red manages to balance the line between action thriller, and light comedy, and does it quite well.

Frank Moses(Bruce Willis) a former C.I.A. agent is now retired, and living a simply, and at times boring life. His only joy of the day when he calls Sarah(Mary Louise Parker) a customer service agent, who he likes, Frank pretends not to get a monthly check, just an excuse to talk to her. But Franks simply life is interrupted, when he learns that somebody has put hit on his life, he goes on the run, after escaping an attempt on his life. He takes Sarah along too, much to her dismay. And gets his old team back together(Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich) in hopes to uncover who is behind the hits, but will they before it's too late?

I really don't agree with the critics on this one. Red was entertaining. It's funny without trying to get overly silly. Action scenes where good. Bruce Willis, Mary Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Brian Cox, and Morgan Freeman. But it's John Malkovich who steals the show, with his funny one liners. And also a great co starring role by veteran actor Ernest Borgnine.

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