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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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Cast

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Debby Lynn Ross ...
Diner Waitress (as Debby Ross Rondell)
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Barroso
Lluís Botella Pont ...
Helpful Guy (as Lluís Botella)
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Jamie
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Gomez
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Jiang
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James Flynn ...
Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Knockout  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,425,370, 22 January 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,942,396, 22 March 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,372,606, 30 October 2012
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2.35 : 1
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The very first and very last word of the movie are the same: "Shit." The hero says it at the beginning, and the arch-villain at the end. See more »

Goofs

When Mallory & Scott are driving, she tells him to have a drink of water in her backpack. She wants some too, but has to have him pour it in her mouth because of an injury to her arm. However, just minutes later while running from law enforcement, she is backing up at a high rate of speed, her bad arm is extended and gripping the passenger seat tightly. See more »

Quotes

[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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I really enjoyed this movie for one reason
11 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie stands out from any movie I've ever seen for one reason: it is the only movie I've seen where I believed the people fighting were actually fighting. I can't remember ever seeing a film where I was actually wincing and tensing up from fear that somebody was going to get hurt.

This isn't a film that depends on CGI or fast cuts or clever angles or even stunt people for the most part. The star of the film is clearly a very physical and capable woman of action, and she made me believe she was actually hurting the people she was pretending to hurt.

For that reason alone, it will always stand out in my memory. Most action films these days are terribly boring because it's all so cartoonish and exaggerated and stylized, and therefore unbelievable and fake. But this film kept the action grounded in the physical capabilities of its very capable star, and that made it anything but boring. I guess it didn't do to well at the box office, which is too bad. If this had launched a franchise I'd have been a big fan.


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