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Long Shot (2019)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 3 May 2019 (USA)
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Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

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Jonathan Levine

Writers:

Dan Sterling (screenplay by), Liz Hannah (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Charlotte Field
Seth Rogen ... Fred Flarsky
June Diane Raphael ... Maggie Millikin
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Lance
Ravi Patel ... Tom
Bob Odenkirk ... President Chambers
Andy Serkis ... Parker Wembley
Randall Park ... Boss
Tristan D. Lalla ... Agent M
Alexander Skarsgård ... Prime Minister James Steward
Aladeen Tawfeek ... Bharath
Nathan Morris Nathan Morris ... Nathan Morris
Wanya Morris ... Wanya Morris
Shawn Stockman ... Shawn Stockman
Isla Dowling Isla Dowling ... Katarina Prudence Wembley

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Storyline

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she's a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for...well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Seth Rogen and O'Shea Jackson Jr. play college roommates. Rogen is nine years older than Jackson. See more »

Goofs

The scene which is supposed to take place in Lisbon is clearly not in Lisbon. See more »

Quotes

[Charlotte explains to Fred the difficulties of being a woman who runs for presidency]
Charlotte Field: Yeah, listen, Fred: if I'm angry, I'm hysterical; if I'm emotional, I'm weak; if I so much as raise my voice, I'm a bitch.
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Crazy Credits

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are credited using 'diagonal billing'. See more »

Connections

Features Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

One Way or Another
Written by Nigel Harrison (as Nigel Douglas Harrison) & Debbie Harry (as Deborah Harry)
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Noble ID
Courtesy of BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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This movie isn't for everyone, but it was for me. It honestly made me laugh
4 August 2019 | by flinx-52179See all my reviews

I actually don't understand all the highly negative reviews. There isn't enough things in the world to laugh about and this comedy is one of them. It wasn't perfect, but it had a reasonable message and definitely had some funny scenes


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Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flarsky See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,740,064, 5 May 2019

Gross USA:

$30,316,271

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,873,809
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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