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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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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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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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20 January 2012 (USA)  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$18,934,858 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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Dennis Quaid was cast but dropped out due to a scheduling conflict with Soul Surfer (2011). Bill Paxton replaced him. See more »

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When Mallory finds out she has a tracker in her backpack, she runs out of the store and across the street into a hotel. As she runs up the stairs she throws a lot of stuff into the stairwell to slow her pursuers. But when the SWAT team comes up the stairs there is nothing there anymore. See more »

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[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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Good action movie
2 May 2012 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Haywire is about a female special ops agent who has been set up while on a mission, and her effort to get herself out of any more trouble for she's still being chased. The film covers the story usually back and forth with many agents involved. Gina Carano and her fighting skills have been chosen for the leading role, alongside an interesting supporting cast such as Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Bill Paxton and Michael Fassbender. Nevertheless, the film is moving around Carano's character. Douglas and McGregor seemed to play a decorative part and Banderas is charming his way through, while Tatum and Fassbender get their ass kicked pretty well! Don't expect jaw dropping performances because mostly it's all about the action.

The outcome looked like a Richie-Tarantino attempt. Lots of action and mystery with a little bit of sarcasm and a weird selection of music. Not bad (David Holmes in charge), but at a few points it just seemed that it didn't match the scenes.

A nice action film. No need for high or low expectations. Steven Soderbergh is just trying stuff. Enjoy!


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