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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.

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James Mangold

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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 ... 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

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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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| (Extended Edition)

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Dolby | DTS | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The car Cameron Diaz is driving in the chase scene is a 1966 Pontiac GTO with Martinique Bronze exterior and Parchment interior. See more »

Goofs

The 727's flight deck has instrument displays seen on modern 737s. The real 727 is an old airplane, with almost no displays. Some modern versions have small digital displays, but not what the film shows. Yes, indeed the flight deck shows modern equipment, but it is definitely a Boeing 727, as can be seen by the fire handles, throttles levers, flap, speed brake and landing gear handles, Flight Engineer's station, and circuit breaker panel locations. The modern equipment only mean that this particular flight deck has been updated with modern EFIS displays. 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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Santa Maria
Written by Philippe Cohen-Solal (as Philippe Cohen Solal), Christoph H. Müller and Eduardo Makaroff
Performed by Gotan Project
Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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Not great, but solid fun
17 June 2010 | by ungy357See all my reviews

Knight and Day" is a comfort food movie. It's a pleasant diversion, a fun time at the cinema that doesn't ask a lot of of it's audience and offers an enjoyable ride. We've seen it all before, but it worked pretty well then, and it works pretty well now.

June Havens (Cameron Diaz) is an average perky blonde romantic comedy heroine who runs into the charming and mysterious Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) at the airport, and is sucked into a series of misadventures when Roy turns out to be a secret agent fighting rogue elements in his own agency . . . or maybe HE's the rogue agent . . . It depends on who she listens to. there's a mysterious device called the Zephyr that Roy is either protecting or trying to steal. All of this is fairly predictable, and, again, nothing new. But director James Mangold ("Copland", "Walk the Line", "3:10 to Yuma") always knows how to make a film play, and his skills haven't deserted him here. His pacing is brisk and fun, and he stages some terrific action (including one sequence from Diaz' point of view that did feel genuinely new).

Of course, this is a star vehicle, and whether you enjoy it will depend a lot on how you feel about Tom Cruise. Dismissing his personal life as utterly irrelevant, I find him to be a solid and dependable actor who does action better than almost anyone in Hollywood. And, here, he gets a rare chance to flex his comic muscles, and hie's quite funny (though too much of the best material is in the trailer). Diaz is pleasant, but tries a little too hard to be cute. And, occasionally, the film itself has the same problem.

But, overall, it's a funny little spy movie. part adventure, part romcom. Not destined for any Ten Best Lists, but enjoyable summer entertainment.


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