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The Mechanic (2011)

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Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

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Simon West

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Richard Wenk (screenplay), Lewis John Carlino (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Arthur Bishop
Ben Foster ... Steve McKenna
Tony Goldwyn ... Dean
Donald Sutherland ... Harry McKenna
Jeff Chase ... Burke
Mini Anden ... Sarah
James Logan ... Jorge Lara
Eddie J. Fernandez ... Lara's Guard (as Eddie Fernandez)
Joshua Bridgewater Joshua Bridgewater ... Car Jacker
John McConnell ... Vaughn
Christa Campbell ... Kelly
Joel Davis Joel Davis ... Husband
Mark Nutter Mark Nutter ... Mr. Finch (as Mark Anthony Nutter)
Ardy Brent Carlson Ardy Brent Carlson ... Bell Hop
Lara Grice ... Mrs. Finch
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Storyline

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Someone has to fix the problems. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El especialista See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,422,006, 30 January 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,121,498

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,347,393
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ben Foster broke his collarbone in his solo fight scene with the burly hitman. See more »

Goofs

The scope mounted on Jason Stathams' FN F2000 is mounted backwards See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Arthur Bishop: What I do requires a certain mindset. I do assignments; designated targets. Some jobs need to look like accidents. Others must cast suspicion on someone else. A select few need to send a clear message. Pulling a trigger is easy. The best jobs are the ones nobody even knows you were there.
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Connections

Followed by Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

THUNDER IN THE JUNGLE
Written by Sid Barcelona, Stephen Raskin, Rob Myers, and Afrika Bambaataa
Performed by Thunderball
Published by Thunderballistic Music (BMI), The Fort Knox Conspiracy (BMI) and FK5 Music (BMI) administered by Bug / Bambaataa Music (BMI)
Courtesy of ESL Music
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User Reviews

 
Not good
20 February 2011 | by mohammed2105See all my reviews

Most people know Jason Statham movies involve high octane action with brilliant fight sequences, you will be happy to know that this film delivers this well, however I believe that a movie with no decent storyline or good characters has no reason being made, even if the action is good. Some of the specifics of the film are ridiculous and some are cliché. Nothing in the story is fresh or original, if you have a good idea of what Jason Statham says or does in his action movies he probably will say and do them in this one, you won't be surprised a lot in this film, one surprise element may pop up but it definitely isn't enough. If you enjoy action movies regardless of the storyline or how the characters came to be then this is the film for you. If however like me you rely heavily on first story then second action this will be unsatisfying.


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