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Knight and Day (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 23 June 2010 (USA)
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A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name.

Director:

James Mangold

Writer:

Patrick O'Neill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Roy Miller
Cameron Diaz ... June Havens
Peter Sarsgaard ... Fitzgerald
Jordi Mollà ... Antonio
Viola Davis ... Director George
Paul Dano ... Simon Feck
Falk Hentschel ... Bernhard
Marc Blucas ... Rodney
Lennie Loftin ... Braces
Maggie Grace ... April Havens
Rich Manley Rich Manley ... Danny
Dale Dye ... Frank Jenkins
Celia Weston ... Molly
Gal Gadot ... Naomi
Jack O'Connell ... Wilmer (as Jack A. O'Connell)
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Storyline

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action violence throughout, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

23 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wichita See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$117,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,139,985, 27 June 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$76,423,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$261,930,436
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Over twelve writers worked on the film but the Writers Guild of America ruled that only one of them, Patrick O'Neill, should be credited. Some of the other uncredited writers were Scott Frank, Laeta Kalogridis, Ted Griffin, Dana Fox, and Simon Kinberg. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Simon in the cab of the locomotive in Austria, he mentions the engine can haul 50,000 metric tons. This equals 55,000 tons in U.S. measurement. A coal train (for example) weighing 55,000 tons would be upwards of 5½ miles long with 20 or more modern locomotives - virtually impossible across even the Australian Outback, let alone the Austrian Alps. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
June Havens: [to fellow line stander] Sorry.
June Havens: [to agent] So I'm going to make it onto an earlier flight, right?
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Alternate Versions

An 'Extended Cut' is available in Region 2 (UK and Europe), Region 3 (Asia) and Region 4 (Australia & NZ). It adds eight minutes of footage, mostly extended versions of existing scenes, as well as a new opening scene that better establishes June Haven's profession as a mechanic. The 'Extended Cut' was released on Video On Demand in North America, but as of January 2011, it has yet to receive a Region 1 release. (See the FAQ page for more details.) See more »

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I liked that this movie established character development.
11 July 2011 | by anna-101-422772See all my reviews

"Knight and Day" revolves around Cameron Diaz, who is boarding a plane to see her sister April get married. At first, she is forbidden to board the plane, but then the flight attendant finds a seat for her. And guess who Diaz sits next to? The inevitable Tom Cruise. After having a little "talk" with the pilot, the passengers, and the flight attendant, him and Diaz seek out to hunt down the antagonists, one which is played by Peter Sarsgaard. Although, Cruise warns Diaz that the bad guys will say that they are the "FBI" and will pretend she's in a safe place. However, through further investigation, Diaz may think that Cruise is unto something. In the meantime, the bad guys are looking for the battery and are not too thrilled about who holds its possession.

First, let's get to the positives. First off, I liked that this movie established character development. Most action/comedy films fail to fully flesh out are leads and then we aren't registered with them. 3:10 to Yuma director makes us care about these characters, and when put in a tough situation, we just hope the best. Second of all, I thought the script was great. I thought this movie had some really funny one-liners and the film had great comic timing. It couldn't have been better. Thirdly, I thought that the performances were great. All the characters did their job and even stood out, especially Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise. Diaz and Cruise also had wonderful chemistry and their relationship never felt forced or phony. It came out as very authentic rather than artificial and syrupy. Moreover, I thought the film's pacing was excellent. The film is shy of two hours, yet feels like half of that. After the film was over, I thought there would be at least another hour added. Furthermore, I thought the action was awesome. It definitely delivered and this is the best action I've seen in a long time. And lastly, the cinematography was just amazing. I loved the scenery and great production values I must add.

There are very minimal flaws with this movie. However, there are some. First of all, I know this film is intentionally nonsensical, but some scenes went so over-the-top, that when it occasionally was meant to be serious, it came off as cheesy or laugh worthy, fortunately, like I said, occasionally. Second of all, I enjoyed this movie so much that I just wish it were longer.

Overall, "Knight and Day" is a great film because of its fresh script, great performances, amazing action, great comic timing, breathtaking cinematography, and a fascinating direction. And for the first time, it's actually not mindless! If you keep your brain on, you'll still thoroughly enjoy it. If you were disappointed by "Killers", don't worry, so was I, because you will still like this movie. Shoot, I enjoyed it so much I think it's even better than "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" which I liked. "Knight and Day" is one of those rare movies that just works on every level and is one of those rare movies that is worth full admission. See it at night with a large crowd, with a big bucket of popcorn, and a drink, and you'll have a blast. I enjoyed the movie so much that I wanted it to last from "Knight" to "Day". It comes highly recommended.


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