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From Paris with Love (2010)

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In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.

Director:

Pierre Morel

Writers:

Adi Hasak (screenplay), Luc Besson (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Charlie Wax
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... James Reese
Kasia Smutniak ... Caroline
Richard Durden ... Ambassador Bennington
Bing Yin Bing Yin ... M. Wong
Amber Rose Revah ... Nichole
Eric Godon ... Foreign Minister
François Bredon François Bredon ... The Thug
Chems Dahmani Chems Dahmani ... Rashid (as Chems Eddine Dahmani)
Sami Darr ... The Pimp
Julien Hagnery Julien Hagnery ... Chinese Punk
Mostéfa Stiti Mostéfa Stiti ... Dir Yasin
Rebecca Dayan ... Foreign Minister's Aide
Michaël Vander-Meiren Michaël Vander-Meiren ... Airport Security Official
Didier Constant Didier Constant ... Customs Official
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Storyline

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Two agents. One city. No merci. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, drug content, pervasive language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

English | French | Mandarin | German

Release Date:

5 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iz Pariza s ljubavlju See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,158,860, 7 February 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,979,741, 7 March 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,826,594, 11 March 2010
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Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES | SDDS

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Matt Monro, who sang the title song in From Russia with Love (1963) is featured briefly on the soundtrack, singing "Close to You". See more »

Goofs

When Reese is watching for drug dealers through binoculars while Wax is in the other room with a hooker, you see Reese looking through the binoculars correctly. Shortly after, Wax takes over while Reese answers the door. Wax can be seen holding the binoculars back-to-front (inverted). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Reece: [accepts printout] Thank you, Cindy.
Secretary: Welcome...
James Reece: [reading] African Aid Summit prep meeting with the Foreign Minister tomorrow at noon, Summit Conference on Wednesday, G8 Undersecretary conference dinner on Thursday, and a reception for the Secretary of State Friday, sir.
Ambassador Bennington: Can't you see we have more urgent matters to consider, Reece?
[moves his queen]
James Reece: Of course, sir.
[counter moves his queen]
James Reece: Check.
Ambassador Bennington: Must you always be so methodical?
[...]
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Soundtracks

Night Sounds Blues
Written by Toni Solà
Performed by Toni Solà & Ignasi Terraza (as Igansi Terraza Trio)
Courtesy of Swit Records
By arrangement with The Orchard
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The Svengali of action trash!!!
27 February 2010 | by njmolloSee all my reviews

Luc Besson, once an outstanding talent with works such as The Big Blue (1988), La Femme Nikita (1990) and Leon (1994) continues his decent into what can only be described as mediocre action trash.

From Paris With Love (2010) has his lazy finger-prints all over it. What is surprising is the film reeks of American hero worship and most particularly an orgiastic love of the cool and shiny handgun.

Love for another human means nothing. Love of the Gun means all. In fact the gun is a force of redemption. Its action can heal you.

The implausibility of the story, the excessive action and the super-hero antics all add up to a roller-coaster ride of nonsense.

These characters are not human. They heal super-fast whether from brutal beatings or gun-shot wounds. They dodge bullets by ducking behind a sofa or perform ballet while dispatching enemies that show no desire for self- preservation.

The respect I once had for Besson as a director, writer and producer has vanished.


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