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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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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,028,702, 22 March 2015, Wide Release

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$10,640,645, 26 April 2015
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Sean Penn had been seeking to work with Mark Rylance for a very long time. He invited him to join the movie and agreed to arrange the shooting schedules according to Rylance's availability. See more »

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When Annie and Stanley have been captured, she is seen lying on the floor with her white shirt pulled open. A moment later, when they pan back to her, she has another shirt on pulled down past her shoulders. See more »

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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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Composed by Quintín Esquembre (SGAE)
(P) 2014 Prone Gunman Ltd.
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Same old same old boring yawn.
22 March 2015 | by 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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