Retired CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

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Dean Parisot
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Bruce Willis ... Frank
John Malkovich ... Marvin
Mary-Louise Parker ... Sarah
Helen Mirren ... Victoria
Anthony Hopkins ... Bailey
Lee Byung-Hun ... Han Cho Bai (as Byung Hun Lee)
Jong Kun Lee Jong Kun Lee ... Han's Father
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Katja
Neal McDonough ... Jack Horton
David Thewlis ... The Frog
Garrick Hagon ... Davis
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Director Philips
Brian Cox ... Ivan
Philip Arditti ... Arman
Mitchell Mullen ... Wade
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Storyline

Retired C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is in love with Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja (Catherine Zeta-Jones) to track down the former Russian Agent "The Frog" (David Thewlis) to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey (Sir Anthony Hopkins) might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria (Dame Helen Mirren) joins the team. They rescue Bailey and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The best never rest. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material | See all certifications »

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Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker and Brian Cox are the only cast members reprising their roles for this installment. See more »

Goofs

About 16 minutes in, Sarah accidentally shoots the gun Marvin gave her. She then says No external safety on the Sig? Sig Sauer handguns do have external safeties. The handgun she has looks like a 1911. Those do have external safeties. See more »

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[first lines]
Frank: Baby, check this out. Huh, a power washer? We need one of these.
Sarah: Yeah.
Frank: On the patio in the back yard.
Sarah: Yeah.
Frank: Should we go look at those window treatments?
Sarah: No.
Frank: Do you want one of those hotdogs? They're very good.
Sarah: Baby, you are a heck of a homemaker. You know that? But, um, we, you know, we could just go to dinner. Or...
Frank: Well, you know, if you don't make it...
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Follows RED (2010) See more »

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Can't Smile Without You
Written by Christopher Arnold (as Chris Arnold), David Martin and Geoff Morrow
Performed by Samy Goz
Courtesy of Show up music & Ascot Music
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Fun... and some more fun
19 July 2013 | by monkeyboxer15See all my reviews

This was a very enjoyable film. The story continues with the retired - and more dangerous than anybody else - agents. Frank and his comrades find themselves treading all over the globe and finding conflict at each stop.

If you haven't seen the first film, you can still enjoy this piece. You won't understand all of the relationships immediately, but the story stands on its own. And it does a very good job at that.

The movie was so much fun. It had clever and well-thought out jokes throughout the film. The jokes kept coming and were very skillfully timed.

The action was thrilling. Along with the jokes, non-stop action to get your blood pumping filled this film. They kept the same feel of cool, unreasonable stunts and explosions from the first movie, but they also added a lot more hand-to-hand combat, which was still very amusing to watch and excellently choreographed.

The acting was great and the story was well-written with actual twists. The soundtrack and sound effects made all the guns and explosions that much more convincing and enjoyable.

This film had a much higher body count than the last one, but still managed to keep it pretty light-hearted. If you liked the first one, this film will not disappoint. If you haven't seen the first one it's still very entertaining to watch.


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Release Date:

19 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$84,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,048,422, 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$53,262,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,075,565
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