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The Bounty Hunter (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Romance | 19 March 2010 (USA)
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A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.

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Andy Tennant

Writer:

Sarah Thorp
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... Milo Boyd
Jennifer Aniston ... Nicole Hurley
Gio Perez Gio Perez ... Uncle Sam
Joel Marsh Garland ... Dwight
Jason Kolotouros ... Gelman
Matt Malloy ... Gary
Jason Sudeikis ... Stewart
Adam Rose ... Jimmy
Christine Baranski ... Kitty Hurley
Dorian Missick ... Bobby
David Costabile ... Arthur
Lynda Gravatt Lynda Gravatt ... Judge
Peter Greene ... Earl Mahler
Jeff Garlin ... Sid
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Teresa
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Storyline

Milo Boyd, a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly. He thinks all that's ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other - until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough - staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher. Written by Sony Pictures

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It's a Job. It Isn't Personal. Well, Maybe a Little ... See more »

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content including suggestive comments, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When the Black S.U.V. that is following/chasing them flips/overturns, Milo and Nicole sift through the wreckage. She sarcastically calls him "Kojak". This is a sweet nod to Telly Savalas, who is Jennifer Aniston's godfather, having been her father's (John Aniston's) best friend. See more »

Goofs

In the scene at the gas station after Milo apprehends Nicole, Milo is pumping his own gas. It is illegal to pump one's own gas in New Jersey. See more »

Quotes

Nicole Hurley: Why do people do that?
Milo Boyd: Why do people do what?
Nicole Hurley: Deny that they've ever done anything wrong in the relationship - why can't people take responsibility for their shit and move on?
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Connections

References Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire Burning
Written by Sean Kingston (as Kisean Anderson), Bilal 'The Chef' Hajji and RedOne (as Nadir Khayat)
Performed by Sean Kingston
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Almost mediocre
8 April 2010 | by wiseguyroSee all my reviews

Andy Tennant's movies have been hit and miss. He directed Anna and the King and Hitch, but also Fool's Gold and this. He should have a better hand at choosing his scripts by now cause this one is a mess.

It's a hybrid of romantic comedy and action movie. It fails in both categories. The characters are one dimensional and under developed. If it weren't for Butler's natural charm I would've ended up hating his character, a drunken gambler who got thrown out of the police force. The action is cliché for the small amount of time it graces us with its presence, and most of the humor falls flat, maybe because you've already seen/heard the jokes before, from other, better movies.

For all their likability, both Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston seem to be on auto pilot. Gerard is his own charming persona and Aniston is, well, Rachel from Friends, though they exhibit some chemistry. Neither will benefit from starring in this movie. Side note: Christine Baranski is wasted in a role far beneath her talent.

That's not to say this is a bad movie. It has some fun moments, though familiar, and it will not seem a total waste of time. On the other hand it isn't a particularly good movie and you will forget about it as soon as it is over.


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Language:

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Release Date:

19 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Sarah Thorp Project See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,686,423, 21 March 2010

Gross USA:

$67,061,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,333,522
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2.35 : 1
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