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John Wick (2014)

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An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

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Storyline

John Wick is a mob hit man who upon falling in love with a woman would quit. 5 years later, his wife dies and to make sure he's not alone she arranges for a dog to be brought to him after her death. Later some men wanting his car break in and beat him up and kill his dog. When he recovers, he sets to get the ones who killed his dog. He learns that the leader is the son of his former employer. And the man wanting to protect his son, tries to take care of Wick but he's still as good as he was. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Don't Set Him Off!

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Rated R for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,150,000 (USA) (24 October 2014)

Gross:

$39,733,701 (USA) (20 November 2014)
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Trivia

During hand to hand combat scenes, John Wick shows himself to be a Judoka. Judo is a Japanese martial art emphasizing throws. Specifically, Wick repeatedly uses head throws and arm throws. On the other hand, his rival assassin, Ms. Perkins, uses Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (employing a Kimura shoulder lock and using her leather jacket as a Gi to perform a wing choke in her fight against Wick in the hotel room). See more »

Goofs

In NJ, when John Wick first encounters Iosef, they are both pumping their own gas. However, self-serve gas stations are banned in that state. See more »

Quotes

Viggo Tarasov: People don't change. Times do.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: John Wick/Ouija (2014) See more »

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Smoothest action film to come around in a long time
22 October 2014 | by (morris plains nj) – See all my reviews

John Wick is something special. It takes as much time setting up elaborate action sequences as it does the world with which it all takes place in. And what a world it is. It reminds me of Millers Crossing and it is cooler than any other recent attempt at noir. We are shown a criminal underworld where, if you are connected, many powerful people know who you are and show you respect. John Wick was connected but he got out. He is the rare killer who has found peace, and he is grateful for that peace. Some young kids steal that from him and he does what he does best, he wages a one man war against the Russian Mafia. It might sound like the film takes quite a leap but it all makes sense. The motives of John and the people who get in the way of his bullets are all very clear, even if it does come across as rather simple. That's the plot at it's most basic. Then there's the action. The film is directed by Reeve's stuntman from The Matrix, so this guy knows action. There are sequences that flow so smoothly it puts other action films and their quick cuts to shame. Keaunu moves so fluidly throughout the film and comes across as such a natural that the only disappointment is that we have not seen him like this before. Along the way are plenty of character actors, fans of The Matrix and The Wire will recognize a few people then there are more obvious ones like Ian McShane and Willem Dafoe. Everyone seems to be having a good time. That is another plus for this movie. It get's dark at times but overall it is quite fun, not very chipper, but fun. I cannot recommend this movie enough. I believe it is a must see for action fans and for anyone looking for something a bit different from the usual fare.


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