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Killers (2010)

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A vacationing woman meets her ideal man, leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple..

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Robert Luketic

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Bob DeRosa (screenplay), Ted Griffin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashton Kutcher ... Spencer
Katherine Heigl ... Jen
Tom Selleck ... Mr. Kornfeldt
Catherine O'Hara ... Mrs. Kornfeldt
Katheryn Winnick ... Vivian
Kevin Sussman ... Mac Bailey
Lisa Ann Walter ... Olivia Brooks
Casey Wilson ... Kristen
Rob Riggle ... Henry
Martin Mull ... Holbrook
Alex Borstein ... Lily Bailey
Usher Raymond ... Kevin the Manager (as Usher Raymond IV)
Letoya Luckett ... Amanda (as LeToya Luckett)
Michael Daniel Cassady ... Milo
Larry Joe Campbell ... Pete Denham
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Storyline

Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love...and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage - that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday. That's when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street. Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage... Written by Lionsgate

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Taglines:

Big love. Big laughs. Big trouble. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violent action, sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Killers See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,837,266, 6 June 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,059,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,159,963
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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For his part, actor Ashton Kutcher approached the physical demands of his role with great enthusiasm and commitment. He began training two months prior to the start of shooting, met with former CIA officials for research, and studied a range of martial arts disciplines in the process. He said: "I was very excited about the action elements. So I took a month of training in Kraw Maga, and then I did a little bit of Muay Thai training and some Filipino knife fighting. Then once you start mixing these different martial arts, they actually all start to kind of blend together into your own specific style. I also learned a little bit about Savate because the movie starts in France and Savate is actually something the French Navy invented." Kutcher continued his training until the first day of shooting, surprising director Robert Luketic with the extent of his hard work. Luketic said: "He must have doubled his muscle mass. He was totally convincing as an action man." See more »

Goofs

Levenaux's destination is shown on the CIA computer to be a "private landing pad" in Nice, France. But the given coordinates (43° 42'05 N, 7° 15'05 E) are actually an address about 15 km from Nice - 73 Chemin de la Prairie, 06790 Aspremont, France. See more »

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Spencer Aimes: Let's just say that I work for the blah blah blah, and they gave me a license to blah.
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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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Whoomp! (There It Is)
Written by Stephen Gibson and Cecil Glenn
Performed by Tag Team
Courtesy of DM Records, Inc.
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Lower Your Expectations -- It's Not That Bad!
23 June 2010 | by 3xHCCHSee all my reviews

The story of "Killers" is familiar, with a twist. Jen (Katherine Heigl) is vacationing in the very scenic town of Nice with her straight-laced dad (Tom Selleck) and alcoholic mom (Catherine O'Hara). There she meets the suave Spencer (Ashton Kutcher). They fall in love and eventually get married. Little did Jen know though, that three years later, the ghosts of Spencer's old job will come and wreak havoc on their seemingly perfect suburban life.

This is the first movie of Katherine Heigl that I have seen. I know she is in TV's "Gray's Anatomy", but I do not watch that as well. I liked her very much as the geeky beauty Jen in "Killers". She is sexy, funny and bubbly. Ashton Kutcher could never really escape the dumb persona he has built in "That 80s Show" or in "Punk'd." He does try his best here to play an action hero, and I think he passes muster. I think the two of them do have some sort of goof-ball chemistry because of their likable personalities.

The execution of the script is OK. I sort of liked the outlandish plot points and the over-the top comedic violence. I am surprised to see a lot of harsh reviews here. Hey, I am sure you do not watch a film like "Killers" expecting a serious screenplay and award-winning acting. This film is lightweight, silly and adrenaline-driven for the most part, and I think it delivered well on its shallow objectives.


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