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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

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The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

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Kurosawa
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Professor Asimov
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Ivan
Nadia Konakchieva ...
Mrs. Asimov
Valentin Stojanov ...
Petr Asimov Jr.
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ICC Lead Judge
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Livitin
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Ralitsa Vassileva ...
Newscaster
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Storyline

With his reputation in tatters after a painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, former triple-A executive protection agent, Michael Bryce, two long years after the disgraceful incident, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth once again, and as a result, it won't be long before he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the renowned international assassin Darius Kincaid from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce only needs to transport the contract killer from point A to point B, nevertheless, Kincaid, as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator, is an obvious target, while the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous. Without a doubt, this is a race against the clock as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, in a non-stop concerto for bullets. Written by Nick Riganas

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The world's top protection agent has a new client: His worst enemy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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18 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,384,504, 20 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,468,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,586,701
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The painting in Mr. Seifert's office is a replica of "Judith Beheading Holofernes" (1599-1602) by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610). See more »

Goofs

During the climax fight scene featuring the helicopter, the henchman can be seen firing an H&K G36 from the exterior but when the camera switches to interior, he's shooting the compact variant (H&K G36c) instead. This happens multiple times over the course of four cuts. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man on Phone: Good morning, Mr. Bryce. I trust the pickup ran smoothly.
Michael Bryce: Hand-off was clean. No stops till the exit point.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits there's an outtake with Ryan Reynolds having to wait for church bells to stop ringing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in PWN: Summer of '17: PWN #15 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Sittin' and Cryin' the Blues
Performed by Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon
Written by Willie Dixon
Published by BMG Bumblebee (BMI) obo Hoochie Coochie Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
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Total Rubbish
21 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the worst action movies that I have ever seen. The lead actors are totally wasted on this rubbish, Samuel L Jackson must be desperate for a paycheck to even think of lowering himself in parts like these. I don't know why the makers of movies these days even bother hiring a scriptwriter, as the entire movie is just one long F**K, or endless variations of the word, they even managed to cram three 'M***********S' into one sentence! It is strictly a by the numbers movie, the head of the agency is a masculine looking woman, the agent assigned to protect Jackson is a woman,the villain has seemingly thousands of henchmen all willing to die at his bidding, there is the van chase through the streets, the motorbike chase through the market,the motorboat chase through the canals....Yawn! If you are 12 years old and like to hear the 'F' word over and over again, or otherwise totally brain dead, then you will love this mess of a movie.


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