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Point Blank (2010)

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Samuel, a male nurse, saves the life of a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's wife hostage and force him to spring their boss.

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Fred Cavayé

Writers:

Fred Cavayé (scenario), Guillaume Lemans (scenario)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gilles Lellouche ... Samuel Pierret
Roschdy Zem ... Hugo Sartet
Gérard Lanvin ... Commandant Patrick Werner
Elena Anaya ... Nadia Pierret
Mireille Perrier Mireille Perrier ... Commandant Fabre
Claire Pérot ... Capitaine Anaïs Susini
Moussa Maaskri ... Capitaine Vogel
Pierre Benoist Pierre Benoist ... Capitaine Mercier
Valérie Dashwood Valérie Dashwood ... Capitaine Moreau
Virgile Bramly ... Capitaine Mansart
Nicky Naudé ... Capitaine Richert (as Nicky Naude)
Adel Bencherif ... Luc Sartet
Vincent Colombe ... Interne de garde
Chems Dahmani Chems Dahmani ... Aide-soignant
Grégoire Bonnet ... Jaffart, chef DPJ
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Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife (Elena Anaya) hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count rises. Can Samuel evade the cops and the criminal underground and deliver his beloved to safety? Written by thewanger

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rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When Samuel tries to wake up Hugo, in a shot across the corridor in the renovated hospital floor, a face can be seen on the left behind a door, looking down and talking. (around 19'30") See more »

Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, opera singer Renee Fleming's name is misspelled as "Flemming." See more »

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References Diva (1981) See more »

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punchy, French, action based film that was quite good
9 January 2012 | by tombrookes2007See all my reviews

This was a punchy, French, action based film that was quite good, but with more developed characters, could have been brilliant.

Point Blank is well paced, dramatic, entertaining and I suppose most importantly believable. A criminal escapes murder, whilst in hospital, and forces his nurse to team up with him, as he avoids the police and his killers. The reluctant nurse aids the gangster, with his kidnapped pregnant wife held captive, to escape what is a corrupt police unit. To say any more would almost spoil the plot.

PB is ambitious, true to the action-chase genre and boasts some nice French cinema, and culture elements (especially visually), but ultimately comes up short of anything other than just plain good. A refreshing spin on this sort of thing, providing a decent afternoon's viewing.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 December 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,031, 31 July 2011

Gross USA:

$708,215

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,487,445
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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