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American Ultra (2015)

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A stoner - who is in fact a government agent - is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he's too well-trained and too high for them to handle.

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Nima Nourizadeh

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Max Landis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Mike Howell
Kristen Stewart ... Phoebe Larson
Topher Grace ... Adrian Yates
Connie Britton ... Victoria Lasseter
Walton Goggins ... Laugher
John Leguizamo ... Rose
Bill Pullman ... Krueger
Tony Hale ... Petey Douglas
Stuart Greer ... Sheriff Watts
Michael Papajohn ... Otis
Monique Ganderton ... Crane
Nash Edgerton ... Beedle
Paul Andrew O'Connor Paul Andrew O'Connor ... Diesel
Freddie Poole ... Potter
Ilram Choi ... Newton
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Storyline

Small-town stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. Written by Mr.Moiz

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Everyone's getting smoked See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Switzerland | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Ultra See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,454,284, 23 August 2015

Gross USA:

$14,440,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,262,374
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1 | Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"American Ultra" is often described as "Stoner Bourne." Walton Goggins had a supporting role as CIA tech in The Bourne Identity (2002) and plays a CIA field asset in American Ultra. See more »

Goofs

Mike carried a box of fireworks out of his house as he was going to meet at Max Goods. We never saw him bring the fireworks home. Mike did say to Rose that he needed "drop those off then go to work". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
CIA Interrogator: Where do you want to begin?
Mike Howell: [thinking, seeing flashbacks] Dustpan. Spoon. Noodles. Bear. Frying pan. Fire. Apollo Ape. "Marry Me."Where did it all begin?
Mike Howell: Okay, it started three days ago, in the town of Liman, West Virginia. It's where I lived with my girlfriend, Phoebe. She is the only good thing that's ever happened to me. I honestly cannot even remember my life before her. We were the perfect fucked-up couple. She was perfect, and I was the fuck-up. And we were really, really ...
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, there is an "Apollo Ape" cartoon depicting the continuity of the film's final scene. See more »

Connections

Features Play Safe (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing Is Better
Written by Stuart Hart, Thomas Hirschmann
Published by Seven Mile Lane Music (ASCAP), Hatton Road Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Selectracks/BMG Chrysalis
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Good in parts- Not a Bourne spoof
23 November 2015 | by miloa-03357See all my reviews

Well to start with you wont get bored due to enough action put in.

This is not a comedy and not a Bourne spoof , even if they have some elements in common.

Some of the scenes do have the potential for edge of seat action but most of the movie is focused on a hard to believe plot!.. hey that's why we watch the movies, right?

Anyway once you get over the weirdness of the unveiling story-line which has difficulty flowing you would be entertained by the most unlikely action hero of all in Jesse.

Jesse's acting is top of the line and seems a 180 degree turn from Social Network.If there is one reason you should watch this film this should be it.


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