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The Gunman (2015)

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A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself.

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Reiniger (as Peter Franzen)
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Eugene (as Ade Oyefeso)
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A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's (Sean Penn's) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically ... Written by RSailor

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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20 March 2015 (USA)  »

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Prone Gunman  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,028,702 (USA) (20 March 2015)

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$10,640,645 (USA) (24 April 2015)
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Despite being second billed in the credits, Idris Elba first appears over an hour into the film. See more »

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Jim is repeatedly shown inserting a magazine into his pistol and then racking the slide. While this may be tactically sound, the pistol should eject a live round each time. (If the pistol were empty, the slide would lock back.) See more »

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[first lines]
News Anchor: The Democratic Republic of Congo is the scene of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.
News Anchor: In what is being described as the world's deadliest conflict since World War II, millions of people have been killed. Massacres and rape, routinely used as weapons of war, have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.
News Anchor: For years, the United Nations and non-governmental organizations, NGOs, have been providing humanitarian relief in an ...
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Referenced in Someone Has to Review It!: The Gunman (2015) See more »

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Under the Gun Symphonic Suite Part 1, 2, 3, 4
Composed and Produced by Marco Beltrami (ASCAP)
Co-Produced by Buck Sanders
(P) 2014 Pianella Music, Inc.
(C) Studiocanal (SACEM / SABAM)
Courtesy of Marco Beltrami & Pianella Music, Inc.
Co-Produced by Buck Sanders
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Same old same old boring yawn.
22 March 2015 | by (NJ USA) – See all my reviews

Boring, predictable and not much to see. Penn, comes across as an old guy who would be very unlikely to pull off 1/2 of the movies plot. Very disappointed. If you nothing else to do and feel like throwing your money away, you might consider seeing it. Just another rehashed shoot um up bang bang special effects looser. How many times are they going to take the same plot, add different names and characters and call it a new movie? The same plot has been done to death. No creativity here folks, move on to something else. The cast ties their best, but there isn't much to work with here. I would have preferred to stay home and get some rest.


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