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The Killing Machine (I) (2010)
"Icarus" (original title)

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A Soviet-trained assassin is determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.

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There were those who called him Icarus. Everyone else knew him as a divorced father working for an investment company. But they didn't know his other side-his dark side. Because Icarus was at his best when he was killing people. For years, he'd worked as a sleeper agent in America-but when the Soviet Empire collapsed, he found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to break from his dark past, he started over with a new identity. But you can only escape your past for so long. When a sudden mishap in Hong Kong blows Icarus' identity, past and present collide - and the assassin realizes he is now the target. The people that want him dead will stop at nothing to get to him. And that means going after what he cares about most-his wife and daughter. Fighting for his life, Icarus is forced to face the demons of his past to protect the loved ones in his present. He must fight to save the only thing he's ever done right in his life. He needs to uncover who is after him ... Written by Anonymous

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The version released is the producers re-edited cut, not Dolph Lundgren's director's cut. See more »

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The Beretta 92FS Inox pistol used by Icarus suddenly changes to a Taurus PT92 and then back to a 92FS Inox during a shootout. See more »

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Edward Genn: That's the funny thing about fate... if you don't follow, it will drag you where it wants to go.
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Surprisingly good movie, but not box office material.
15 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly good movie, but not box office material.

Decided to watch this over the weekend out of boredom and was semi-impressed. Not going to waste time over-analyzing an obvious B+ movie like some of the other reviewers.

Its like watching Family Man mixed with some assassin for hire type movie. Action isn't bad, good blood spatter. Actresses were deliciously beautiful. Some human elements in the film. Again, if you're looking for sophisticated plot, not the best place for a movie of this grade. The film does make a reasonable attempt at a story. Just enjoy the action film.


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