A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.
In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.
Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. Written by
20th Century Fox
Based on the posters and the trailers, shooting took place in Singapore. See more »
Agent 47's pistols are .45 caliber. When he goes to the American embassy and spreads his arms revealing his weapons to the guard at the metal detector, the the magazines in his pistols can be clearly seen to be stamped ".38 Super" while the magazines on his belt have ".45" stamped on them. A .45 caliber round and .38 Super round cannot be fired by the same pistol, so the two extra magazines on his belt are useless. See more »
The history of man is defined by war. And war by the men who fight it. What if we could create a better man? Someone did.
The Agent program was initiated in August of 1967 by a man named Peter Aaron Litvenko. It's purpose was to create the perfect killing machine. Human beings without emotion, or fear, or remorse. The resulting subjects were called, Agents. The Program was a success. But the price of creating men without humanity, was Litvenko's conscience.
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SPOILER: In a mid-credits scene, the camera zooms over Smith's body, now with white hair, to reveal he's still alive. This is the origin of The Albino villain of the franchise. See more »
Agent 47 is one bad dude! Even though I had not seen most of the actors before, I thoroughly enjoyed the fast moving action, special effects and graphics. I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. The story line was suspenseful and the acting was better than most in this genre. The stunts in this film were among the best I've ever seen. The filming and clarity of the audio was also excellent. I sure hope there will be some sequels, I want more. And I really think that Zachary Quinto may have found a new calling, I totally hope to see more action films in his future. In fact, maybe a James Bond role? All in all, IMHO, this is a must see if you are a die hard action film buff.
I can only imagine that some of the bad reviews are due to the movie not resembling a video game or the series, which I have seen neither. My opinion is based solely on the merits of the movie itself.
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