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Haywire (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  20 January 2012 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Debby Lynn Ross ...
Diner Waitress (as Debby Ross Rondell)
Lluís Botella Pont ...
Helpful Guy (as Lluís Botella)
Aaron Cohen ...
James Flynn ...
Hotel Clerk


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They left her no choice.


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Knockout  »

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Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$18,934,858 (USA) (16 March 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The copyright holder of this film is "Five Continents Imports." Five Continents Imports is a cover name for the CIA in the 1975 film Three Days of the Condor (1975). See more »


Mallory's New Mexico Drivers License says "Mallory Cane" and is signed "Mallory Cane", her US Passport says "Mallory Kane" and is signed "Mallory Kane". See more »


[first lines]
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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An honest review
25 January 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A lot of people are just voting 1 for this film without any just cause other then they don't want to like this film. I believe this film has flaws but as a whole, is a very unique and special experience. When I watched this film, it was not like any film that I had seen before, from the camera angles, sound choices, etc. I felt some of the sound choices were strange but it went with the whole flow of the movie. This movie is NOT a standard action movie but more like watching art. There were few fight scenes but the fight scenes that are in the movie have a raw feeling to them and are extremely well choreographed. They are believable because the main character's hand to hand fights are all one on one with the exception of one fight in which she is fighting two people. But it is believable because she gets a surprise attack on the two people. The other fights, she is fighting people her size except for one fight, in which she was getting her ass handed to her until someone else joined in and helped her.

I think people were either expecting an ACTION action movie or a Oscar worthy drama but this movie is neither. It has a very surreal feeling and it can be slow but it has a very real feeling to it as well and is more like an experience then a movie. The fight scenes alone are worth the price of admission, and seeing the birth of a legitimate female action star. Was her acting stellar? No but it was pretty good, especially for someone who has never acted before. She can only improve from here.

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