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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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27 June 2008 (USA)  »

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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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When Wesley smashes his keyboard into his best friend's head as he leaves the office, the letters that come flying off the keyboard towards the screen spell "fuck you". See more »

Goofs

Just before Wesley and Fox jump over the roof of the train for the first time, Fox is wearing high-heeled boots. After they jump, Fox is wearing flat boots. Also, just before Fox ducks under the bridge, she's wearing high heels again. This was possibly intentional due to the "sexy look" of the high heels, but short heels were obviously more practical. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #40.1 (2008) See more »

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With a Twist
Written by Harry Garfield
Performed by Harry Garfield
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Wanted dead and alive
10 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

Right first things first this is an extremely enjoyable action movie, but for it to work for you must suspend your sense of disbelief. With this done there is much to be enjoyed here. The premise of an agent order of assassin weavers is lets face it pretty ropey, and I am not sure how true it is to the comic source material (which I will probably dig out at some point), and Morgan Freeman is really playing it by numbers here. But we have some amazing and original action sequences that really do move the movie on at a frenetic pace. Yes we can see the massive influence of 'The Matrix' and 'Fight Club' and lets just hope if there are sequels they do not go the way of the shoddy follow ups to the Matrix. I like the fact that some of the characters are played by different actors than your normal action movie types, though to be honest I am not sure about McAvoy's American accent, though he handles everything else well. Still much better than your average action movie and worth repeat viewings if you are a fan of the genre.


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