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The Foreigner (2003)

A freelance agent must transport a package for a mysterious employer, leading him into a web of betrayal and deceit.

Director:

Michael Oblowitz

Writer:

Darren Campbell (as Darren O. Campbell)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Jonathan Cold
Max Ryan ... Dunoir
Harry Van Gorkum ... Jerome Van Aken
Jeffrey Pierce ... Sean Cold
Anna-Louise Plowman ... Meredith Van Aken
Sherman Augustus ... Mr. Mimms
Gary Raymond ... Jared Olyphant
Philip Dunbar Philip Dunbar ... Alexander Marquee
Izabela Okrasa Izabela Okrasa ... Clarissa Van Aken
Grzegorz Kowalczyk ... Rolls Royce Driver
Dianna Camacho ... Hotel Clerk Imke
Deobia Oparei ... The Stranger
Grzegorz Emanuel ... Jonathan Look Alike
Przemyslaw Saleta ... Security Guard
Jan Jurewicz ... Man with Porsche
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Storyline

Jonathon Cold is a freelance agent hired by a mysterious man to deliver a package from France to Germany. The contents of the package remain undisclosed, even between employer and employee, but whatever it contains seems to be attracting a swarm of political corruption, backstabbing bad guys and murder. However, Cold knows he must stay one step ahead of the evil powers at work, whoever they are, no matter what the cost, as it increasingly becomes a game of step on or be stepped on. Written by davidgraham83@hotmail.com

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If they think they can stop him, they're dead wrong.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In one of the last scenes when Meredith is attacked by the Danes you can clearly hear one of them say: "Bind kællingen!" Which is actually Danish and means "Tie the bitch up!" See more »

Goofs

During the fight between Dunoir and Cold at the end of the movie, the knife Dunoir pulls is clearly a rubber training knife (note how it wobbles side to side during the slow motion portions; it is also uncharacteristically thick). See more »

Quotes

Jonathon Cold: [to Mimms] You know, you kind of look like Ray Charles. Then again, old Ray can't shoot as good as you, right.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Out of Reach (2011) See more »

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How does Steve-o still have fans, anyway?

This movie seems somewhat promising at first, but quickly spirals into a pointless mesh of betrayal and murder. As just about everyone who's posted before me has said, this film basically follows a series of nameless, faceless people around looking for a package. In the process, roughly half of Poland's population is shot in the chest by a guy who must smoke a carton of cigarettes in the mercifully brief 90 minute running time. I don't remember the names of any of these characters or the actors who portrayed them. All I can say is that I'm sure everyone involved has seen better days.

And what's up with the editing in this movie? Does the guy in charge of postproduction really think slowing down and then quickly speeding up the film is going to add anything to the experience? Was writing a coherent story out of the question? Keep in mind these are all rhetorical questions. I intend to forget this travesty before I even hit the "submit" button.


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Country:

USA | Poland

Language:

English | Danish | German | Polish

Release Date:

20 June 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Foreigner See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

$10,700,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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