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Ashby (2015)

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High-school student Ed Wallis enters into a friendship with his neighbor, Ashby, a retired CIA assassin who only has a few months left to live.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Coach Bruton
Father Ted
Coach Wally
Peter Black


ASHBY is a coming of age/approaching death comedy drama. A seventeen-year-old kid (Ed) trying to understand who he wants to be in the world, befriends a terminally ill ex-CIA contract killer (Ashby) who is trying to make peace with his life and God before he goes. 'Making peace' might just entail killing three old bosses who have tricked him into breaching his strange moral code.

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Life is about knowing how to take a hit


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual material and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ashby - Una Spia Per Amico  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,631, 27 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,631, 27 September 2015
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2.35 : 1
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This movie was filmed in Charlotte, NC at South Mecklenburg High School. See more »


The MRI machine in Eloise's home would have pulled the bicycle and other nearby ferromagnetic metal items towards it's extremely powerful magnet in a dangerous fashion at the moment it was turned on. Even non-ferromagnetic metals can interact with an MRI ( such as her earrings) in such a way that the MRI image produced would likely be distorted. See more »


Ed Wallis: Look, I'm so sorry. I really am so sorry. I was just such a coward, and I am often a coward. And you should know that about me, and I really will work on it. But I just like you so much and it keeps me up at night and it makes me smile like an idiot and it's all I can think about. And the fact that I was a shit to you it just makes me want to tear my eyeballs out of my head and present them to you on a velvet cushion while an orchestra plays the theme from Harold and Maude.
Eloise: See, Every time I ...
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Your Floor Sir
Written and Performed by Alec Puro and Raney Shockne
Courtesy of Gramoscope Music
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Good Enough.
1 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film with no expectations at all. First Im not familiar with the actors, and second I haven't even watched the trailer. I don't know why I watched. So, definitely this is not one of the best films out there. But the movie's worth your 2 hour-sitting on your sofa or lying down on your bed.

The story was beautifully told. The leads, Mickey Rourke and Nat Wolff were amazing. Looking forward to Nat's in more movies. The phasing of the story on the first half was a bit slow which I think made my 3% off from my rating.

Watch this when you're in a good mood or just wanna kill time. :)

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