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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Beyoncé were considered for the role of Fox. See more »

Goofs

After Fox drives her car into the train, Wesley jumps over it and pursues Cross. When the train derails he his clearly seen struggling through two carriages, while Fox is in the penultimate carriage, until the final carriage dismantles. At no point does Fox overtake Wesley and everything behind Wesley detaches and descends down the cliff, this would suggest Fox has gone down with the train. However, after Wesley Shoots Cross and the carriage dislodges and fall down the cliff, Fox miraculously appears in the carriage. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Time to Say Goodbye
Written by Lucio Quarantotto, Francesco Sartori and Frank Peterson
Performed by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli
Courtesy of Nemo Studios and Sugar Music
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
And Courtesy of Warner Music International
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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What's wrong with those comments?!
3 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I guess this is my first moment I want to comment on the movie. The reason for that is all those negative comments.

People don't like the idea of a man making a giant leap across buildings, about the "plot of the world" and the ridicule in the movie.

But at the same time I guess they DID like Trinity's jump in Matrix, destiny (sadame) in any Japanese movie or comedy of Mr and Mrs Smith.

COME ON PEOPLE! This is NOT James Bond, Bourne or Die Hard. This is exactly the opposite. This movie in my opinion simply tries to make fun of all those movies. It's all a sarcastic view of today's action movies. Just like the bullets - bent to the fullest. For me it's more of an action comedy. The ideas are so stupid that it's funny. Why? Because it was fit in the action movie. I mean come on - the loom, the bullets, the healing stearine, the rats... How can you ever compare it to any action movie that tries to be serious? This is not trying to do that.

That's why I liked this movie - for its intelligent sarcasm and probably because of all the negative comments from people that expected a "mature action movie" and didn't understand the movie.


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