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 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

Looking forward to attending her sister April's wedding, the commitment-shy tomboy and classic cars aficionado, June Havens, catches a plane to Boston. Then, out of the blue, she crosses paths with the handsome and charming stranger with the killer sense of humour, Roy Miller, and just like that, June's life will never be the same again. Now, as the dashing man of intrigue plunges June into an excitingly risky world of high-speed car chases, deadly man-to-man fights, and lethal stray bullets, dangerous, no-nonsense adversaries are after the mismatched duo, hell-bent on retrieving a tiny state-of-the-art device that's worth millions. But, who's this Roy Miller guy? Is he truly one of the good guys? Above all, could he be the one? Written by Nick Riganas

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She met him on a plane. He'll take her for a ride.


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

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Trivia

Chris Tucker, Adam Sandler, and Gerard Butler were all considered for the lead role before Tom Cruise signed on. See more »

Goofs

At the hotel in Salzburg, June flicks her hair behind her shoulders. In the next frame, after turning around, her hair is in front of her shoulders again. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Tourist (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

An Ass Model Named Lavitka
from The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
Written by Harry Gregson-Williams
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Under license from Sony Pictures Music Group
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Over the top, corny, but entertaining
30 December 2011 | by antonjsw1See all my reviews

While not a success at US cinemas, the film performed very well overseas and is enjoyable romp, which does not take itself too seriously. Despite the fact that the film's script went through as many as ten different writers, the final script, no doubt with the director James Mangold having a pretty big influence, is fun and entertaining, despite some typical tent-pole summer release plot contrivances (most notably a crass attempt at playing a plane crash for laughs, and silly plot twist at the end of the film that leads to a corny and stereotypical climax).

These weaknesses are largely offset by fun performance of Tom Cruise, who is very good in the role of a darker, shiftier, wittier and a more morally ambiguous version of his Ethan Hunt persona from Mission Impossible. He handles himself very well throughout the film and his character makes for a good foil for Cameron Diaz , who has fun playing a car mechanic version of Cameron Diaz. The trajectory of her character in the film is far too obvious, but despite this there is a lot of fun to be had watching her get there, and the on screen chemistry between her and Cruise is charming and draws the audience along.

The plot, as I have already mentioned is hardly original, but despite the aforementioned problems it is pretty impressive for one that has gone through a whole slew of writers. Normally these scripts come out very bad. Director James Mangold is the individual who deserves credit for fashioning the script into an entertaining and satisfying caper film, even if the fate of Peter Sarsgaard (the CIA/NSA type operative sent to apprehend/kill the Tom Cruise character, and who is pretty good in the role) is obvious almost within the first ten minutes of the movie.

Action sequences are well handled, (kudos to second unit director Brian Smrz)and the digital visual effects are by and large pretty good, being handled by a variety of different companies. Editing is polished , and Jon Powell's score helps keep the proceedings brisk and enjoyable, and there are subtlety amusing nods to both Bourne and Bond in the music. Director Mangold, as usual, marshals all these elements together with style and panache to produce a slick, fun final product that while hardly original, is very enjoyable and leaves you feeling emotionally satisfied when it is over.

This is a film that if you simply allow yourself to lap up the experience, will find it to be a fun and entertaining experience, albeit hardly a profound one.


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Official site [Japan]

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

Gross USA:

$76,423,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$261,989,769
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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