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3 Days to Kill (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  21 February 2014 (USA)
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A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.



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A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town. Written by Relativity Media

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 February 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

3 días para matar  »

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Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,242,218 (USA) (21 February 2014)


$30,688,364 (USA) (9 May 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kevin Costner also played a cowboy in Open Range and was the lead role in Dances With Wolves. See more »


Ethan frequently uses a silencer on his Glock 17. In order to use a silencer, the barrel needs to have threads to screw the silencer to; which makes the barrel longer. In scenes where the silencer is being attached and used, a longer barrel is clearly visible. In scenes where the silencer is not used, the barrel is the standard length. See more »


[first lines]
CIA Employee: Mr. Director, this is Agent Vivien Delay.
CIA Employee: For the last ten years the Central Intelligence Agency has been after Wolfgang Braun.
Vivi Delay: The Wolf...
CIA Employee: As you know, we have no positive identification of what the Wolf looks like. What we do know is he's a former German national, who sells atomic material to terrorists all over the world.
CIA Employee: Intelligence confirms that a transaction is to take place next week in Belgrade.
CIA Employee: [throws down pictures] The Wolf's number one man, the Albino, will be selling a...
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User Reviews

Very Luc Besson-esque!
21 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From seeing the trailers, I expected a different kind of action film then what I saw. It doesn't make the film bad by any means, just as I said, not what I was expecting. You could very well tell the Luc Besson influence, who wrote the story, co-wrote the screenplay & produced the film, from the odd pacing / editing of the film. A lot of the dialogue also seemed foreign, and weirdly placed. Again, I'm not saying this is a bad film, just ya know. I envisioned a more action heavy / bare knuckles kind of film and it did have more of a character driven story then I expected, so it still was a nice entertaining film and I loved Costner in this. I kinda feel he's making a strong comeback, that I'm excited for. I say if you like Costner, you love Besson, then this is a film for you! :)

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