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Haywire (2011)

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A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.

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Debby Lynn Ross ...
Diner Waitress (as Debby Ross Rondell)
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Rodrigo
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Kenneth
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Victor
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Barroso
Lluís Botella Pont ...
Helpful Guy (as Lluís Botella)
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Jiang
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James Flynn ...
Hotel Clerk
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Freelance covert operative Mallory Kane is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her. Written by Anonymous

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They left her no choice.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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20 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Knockout  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,425,370 (USA) (20 January 2012)

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$18,934,858 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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Gina Carano underwent a six-week intensive tactical training course with Aaron Cohen, an ex-Israeli special ops fighter. She spent three hours a day in stunts and three hours a day with Cohen. During a particularly harrowing two-week period when Cohen was teaching Carano the art of surveillance and countersurveillance, he and his team tracked her via a GPS system installed in her car. He gave her a prop blue pistol to use as defense and intercepted her as she was coming out of a hair salon. "I just got extensions and was feeling so pretty and there he was," recalls Carano, laughing. "He taught me entry and exiting a building, clearing a room, he put a GPS on my car, he like, followed me around. He had me stalking people, he had people stalking me. They just put me with a soldier who had never done a film before either. We were just soldier and a fighter thrown together in these unique circumstances and got to know each other's backgrounds. I think that was the biggest part of my preparation." See more »

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During the fight scene between Gina Carano and Michael Fassbender, the gun between the mattresses can be seen sticking out halfway when he throws her on the bed, but when she reaches for it moments later she needs to dig for it under the mattress. See more »

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Mallory Kane: Shit.
[deep breath]
Aaron: [sitting down] What the hell are you doing out here? I had to drive all night. I'm hungover as shit. And you're really starting to cut into my vacation time, so can we go please?
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Flat plot with commendable action scenes
21 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Haywire stars MMA fighter Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, a mercenary sent on a mission to retrieve a hostage in Barcelona. Mallory had planned to leave her current mercenary outfit, but her boss convinced her to finish one more job in Dublin, where she meets her partner Paul (Michael Fassbender). At a party hosted by their contact, a mysterious gentleman, Mallory discovers that she has been double-crossed and spends the remainder of the movie following the typical revenge scenario of tracking down her wrongdoers.

While director Steven Soderbergh attempts to add flavor to the plot by starting the film in medias res, this technique does not add value to the already flat plot-line. Instead, Carano's superb action scenes carry the movie. You can immediately tell from her fighting technique that she is a superb MMA fighter, as her style is very similar to that portrayed in the MMA film Warrior. Furthermore, Soderbergh's decision to portray these action scenes with all background noise silent gives Haywire a more realistic feel.


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