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Hitman (2007)

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A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.

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Xavier Gens

Writer:

Skip Woods
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Olyphant ... Agent 47
Dougray Scott ... Mike Whittier
Olga Kurylenko ... Nika Boronina
Robert Knepper ... Yuri Marklov
Ulrich Thomsen ... Mikhail Belicoff
Henry Ian Cusick ... Udre Belicoff
Michael Offei Michael Offei ... Jenkins
Christian Erickson Christian Erickson ... General Kormarov
Eriq Ebouaney ... Bwana Ovie
Joe Sheridan ... Captain Gudnayev
James Faulkner ... Smith Jamison
Jean-Marc Bellu Jean-Marc Bellu ... Hitman #2
Nicky Naudé ... Hitman #3 (as Nicky Naude)
Abdou Sagna Abdou Sagna ... Hitman #4
Ilya Nikitenko Ilya Nikitenko ... Hitman #5
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Storyline

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | USA

Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitman - Agente 47 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,180,769, 25 November 2007

Gross USA:

$39,687,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,965,792
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Olga Kurylenko and Xavier Gens (director) said the train platform sequence was one of their favorite scenes - a scene that would later be replaced shortly before the movie was released. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the hotel room in Turkey, when Nika gets up and stands on the balcony, Agent 47 is reading through papers on his target. In them Istanbul is spelt 'Istambul'. However, the name of "Istambul" is still used among many European countries. See more »

Quotes

[first lines; Whittier finds 47 sitting at the desk in his home]
Mike Whittier: Fuck!
[instinctively goes for his gun]
Agent 47: It's not there. It's in the kitchen, where you left it.
Mike Whittier: How'd you get in?
Agent 47: You have a nice family. They're fine. Alive. Asleep.
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Alternate Versions

The Unrated version contains an extra 63 seconds of mostly violence. See more »

Connections

Remade as Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Swingville Sashay
Written and Performed by Muff & Rezz
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Better than expected!
22 November 2007 | by sir-montagSee all my reviews

Being a big fan of the Hit-man games, I was fairly worried when I heard that they were going to make a movie based on it because movies based on video games don't tend to be very good movies...

But after seeing it last night, I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It was actually quite a good movie. It may not win an Oscar or anything, but it's amazing to see Agent 47 up on the big screen. Timothy Olyphant does a surprisingly good job of portraying him too.

The love interest is a bit awkward to anyone who knows Agent 47's nearly complete lack of emotion in that department, but despite what the trailer may lead you to expect, it really doesn't go very far outside of what you've come to know in the games (and what happens when she tries to seduce him is absolutely hilarious and very much in the Agent 47 tradition).

It is indeed a violent movie, and 47 is as cold-blooded as you'd expect him to be. Seeing it tends to make me wish other movie heroes had the same level of guts, just to shoot the bad guy in the face instead of letting him live or anything silly like that. The fight scenes with the other assassins from the Agency are also very well done and quite a treat to see.

All in all, it's quite a good movie. Definitely worth paying to see in the theaters. Hopefully there'll be another one!


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