A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

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Doug Liman

Writer:

Simon Kinberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... John Smith
Angelina Jolie ... Jane Smith
Vince Vaughn ... Eddie
Adam Brody ... Benjamin Danz
Kerry Washington ... Jasmine
Keith David ... Father
Chris Weitz ... Martin Coleman
Rachael Huntley ... Suzy Coleman
Michelle Monaghan ... Gwen
Stephanie March ... Julie - Associate #1
Jennifer Morrison ... Jade - Associate #2
Theresa Barrera ... Janet - Associate #3
Perrey Reeves ... Jessie - Associate #4
Melanie Tolbert ... Jamie - Associate #5
Jerry T. Adams Jerry T. Adams ... Guard - Bull
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Storyline

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, intense action, sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Vince Vaughn is not listed on the final credits. See more »

Goofs

When Jane rams John's car-jacked limo, she backs up to show virtually no damage to her car although she slammed into him fairly hard. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Smith: [at the marriage counselor's] OK, I'll go first. Um... Let me say, uh, we don't really need to be here. See, we've been married for five years.
Jane Smith: Six.
John Smith: [chastened] Five, six years.
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Alternate Versions

Director's cut runs ca. 6 minutes longer. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Greek: The Day After (2009) See more »

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If I Never See You Again
Written by Anderson Pittboss Johnson Jr. (as A. "Pittboss" Johnson Jr.), Aulsondro Novelist Hamilton (as Aulsondro "Novelist" Hamilton) and Eric Borders (as Eric "E" Borders)
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So Much Better Than The Previews Would Have You Believe
17 December 2006 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

John Smith and Jane Smith has the perfect marriage. Well, not quite so perfect. And they've been keeping secrets from each other. They work for rival firms that do outsourcing work for the CIA. (Sadly, this would be better if viewers didn't know this for the first twenty minutes of the film, but the previews already gave it away.)

Based on the preview, I thought this would be a Pitt-Jolie lovefest. I have enjoyed many of Pitt's films but not so many of Jolie's. And together, it was like a showcase of perfection for the American masses. Do I need to be reminded I'll never be handsome or rich? (Some will say movies help us escape this, and maybe it does, but still...)

My concerns were unfounded. This movie is well-acted, well-directed and well-written. The story is layered and brilliant, as well as quite funny. The direction fits well. The acting is superb, some of the best from Brad Pitt yet. And the explosions and gunfire and things breaking and high-tech gadgets? Very nice - someone put a lot into this film and/or has some natural talent I hope we see more of in Hollywood.

I don't know if this film is PG-13 or R. I heard it was PG-13 because a sex scene was cut. Well, let me say: you should have kept the scene and kept the R. With all the excessive violence (really over the top) and the cussing, a little smut isn't going to make much difference. I mean, as an action film, I expect a solid R rating (look at Bruce Willis and "Die Hard" or "Hostage").

No real complaints about this movie. I really want to say something bad, but I cannot. I was entertained the whole time and found the film very persuasively believable. I don't know who wrote or directed this (I guess I could check, but I didn't) but they just scored points in my book. Unless it was Michael Bay, but I'm pretty sure he had nothing to do with this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. & Mrs. Smith See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,342,878, 12 June 2005

Gross USA:

$186,336,279

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$487,287,646
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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