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Wanted (2008)

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A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wesley
... Sloan
... Fox
... Pekwarsky
... Cross
... The Gunsmith
... Cathy
... The Repairman
... Mr. X (as David Patrick O'Hara)
... The Exterminator (as Konstantin Khabensky)
Dato Bakhtadze ... The Butcher
... Barry
... Janice
... Puja
... The Pharmacist
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Storyline

A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps. Written by Anonymous

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

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,927,085, 29 June 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$134,508,551

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$341,433,252
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The train is a Czech Railways 680 class "Pendolino", made by the French company Alstom. See more »

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When Wesley meets Sloan and company, Sloan tells him they've transferred all of Wesley's father's assets to Wesley. When Wesley goes to his ATM to check his balance, he withdraws a large sum of money. However, when he is later viewing his account online at work, his balance displayed is exactly the same as before he withdrew the cash. See more »

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Wesley: [voice-over] It's my anorexic boss' birthday. This means there's a certain amount of inter-office pressure to stand around the conference table, eating crappy food and pretending to worship her. Acting for five minutes like Janice doesn't make all our lives miserable is the hardest work I'll do all day. My job title is account manager. I used to be called an account service representative, but a consultant told us we have to manage our clients, and to not service them. I have a ...
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There are no opening credits. The title appears as a headline on a newspaper well into the movie. See more »

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Written by Harry Garfield
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Wanted left me wanting.
18 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

For the first half hour Wanted felt like a trailer.Adapted from a graphic novel the film never seems to settle,the actors seem ill at ease with the material and the impatience on the directors part leaves us with a messy hackneyed film of action set pieces and sci fi mumbo jumbo inbetween. The film tries far too hard to be cool which is a shame because im sure it could have been a better film if things would have just been done with a little less haste.James McAvoy,so convincing in Last King Of Scotland is hard to like in this role.Morgan Freeman seems totally non interested but to be fair hes given virtually nothing to do and just serves as filler between action scenes.Angelina Jolie is the real star of this film,she has astounding presence as an actress and suits the action genre,its just a shame we cant find a truly memorable action film for her to star in.In summary Wanted is a fast paced but legless action film that promises much but delivers very little.It leaves you wanting.


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