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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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Their world. Her rules. His destiny. See more »


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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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Trivia

About 53 minutes into movie, Morgan Freeman's character decodes names from the woven fabric's yarn as strings of zeros and ones. This is actually ASCII code used in computers and electronic data processing. In ASCII, capital A is represented by numeric value 65, which is written in 8-bit binary number system 01000001, B has ASCII value 66, C has 67 and so on. See more »

Goofs

Wesley hits Barry in the mouth with a keyboard, and a lower molar flies out of Barry's mouth. When Wesley goes back to get his father's gun, his upper incisor is missing. While it could be argued that Barry lost more than one tooth, but the teeth are in different regions of the mouth, and Wesley hit him once. See more »

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[first lines]
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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References Charlotte's Web (1973) See more »

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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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To The Extreme
20 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

I just got back from an advanced screening of Wanted. I have to admit not being a fan of the Director, Tim Bekmambetov. Somewhat disappointed in his Russian Films Nightwatch and Daywatch. However, in his American directorial he delivers!! An abundance of profanities and over the top action sequences that are beyond xtreme fill the screen in a dizzying array of visual adrenaline. Holding you in a tight breathtaking grip with its interesting visual techniques, humor and acting. James McAvoy (the sweet faun from the Chronicles of Narnia) plays the loser we all know, Wesley Gibbon. The guy, who just trudges through life allowing himself to be walked upon, humiliated and has no desire to escape it, except in a bottle of anti-anxiety meds. Enter a beautiful Woman, Fox (Angelie Jolie), a mysterious wise man Sloan (Morgan Freeman) and his life instantly changes from Billing Reports to Gratuitous Violence, Mastering Weaponry Skills, and Assassination. Believe me when I say what the Matrix introduced, Wanted has mastered. The director is a skilled artist at using the camera in conveying visual emotions of Wesley like I have never seen before, wait I take that back, seen it in NightWatch. I definitely recommend this deliberately humorous, action packed, violent, profane, to-the-extreme film to be seen on the big screen - check this one out!!


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