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The Accountant (2016)

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As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

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Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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

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$44,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,710,273 (USA) (14 October 2016)

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$86,198,014 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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The film is set in Plainfield, Illinois as well as Chicago and mentions Naperville, Illinois, Kankakee, Illinois and Joliet, Illinois but was actually shot on location in Atlanta, Georgia due to their tax incentives being better than Illinois. See more »

Goofs

When Christian starts his work for Living Robotics he brings black and orange markers in separate new boxes. He arranges the markers on the table and is shown throwing away the boxes into the dustbin. In one shot he's shown throwing the black marker box into the dustbin. In the next shot he's again shown throwing a black marker box into the same dustbin which already contains a empty marker box. See more »

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Christian Wolff: I like dogs playing poker... because dogs would never bet on things; so it's incongruous. I like incongruity.
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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
Written by Jim James (as James Olliges Jr.)
Performed by Jim James
Courtesy of ATO Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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Best Film of the Year so far.
15 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film connected with me on so many levels. It delivered in ways I was not expecting. I was laughing, cheering, crying, and ultimately walked out of that theater feeling more than satisfied. I want to go see it again. Something that is great about this film is that there are things you will pick up on more clearly through a second viewing, but it is not required to fully enjoy the film. Like I said in my title, I can say without a shadow of doubt that this film is better than any other film released this year. However, I will follow that by saying I have yet to see "Hell or High Water". So it's more like 99.9% sure. We will see how it holds up against the remaining anticipated releases. I do honestly believe it should be nominated come award season. This film is phenomenal and if you do not see this film before you die, you are doing yourself a disservice.


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