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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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Ivan
Nadia Konakchieva ...
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Ralitsa Vassileva ...
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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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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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18 August 2017 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

While mocking Ryan Reynolds on his history as a Triple A Bodyguard, Samuel L Jackson calls him a Triple X. This is a reference to the XXX films which Jackson appeared in. See more »

Goofs

When he first appears, Kincaid is shown in leg irons in Manchester. Leg irons are illegal throughout Europe and are not used. Officially. However, being illegal doesn't means they aren't used, unofficially. Kincaid's wife was being held for no lawful reason, and was going to be released in return for his cooperation ; further examples of illegal practice. See more »

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[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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"Moby Dick" is listed among the safety divers. See more »

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Featured in Big Action in a Big World (2017) See more »

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Human Nature
Written by Magnus Christensen, Robert A. Reynolds, Jonathan Haus
Performed by Brutus Angel
Published by Astonishing Music (BMI) / Music Expressions (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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Great action comedy
8 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Just watched a sneak preview of The Hit-man's Bodyguard. I had high expectations given the cast of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson. The movie exceeded these expectations! Over the top comedy and action -- best combination since Deadpool last year. Definitely worth watching!

I'm a long-time IMDb user, but this movie was so good, I felt I needed to get an IMDb login so I could review it!

Top movie I've seen this year, edging out Baby Driver!


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