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Wild Target (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 18 June 2010 (UK)
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A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.

Director:

Jonathan Lynn

Writers:

Lucinda Coxon (screenplay), Pierre Salvadori (film "Cible émouvante")

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Nighy ... Victor Maynard
Emily Blunt ... Rose
Rupert Grint ... Tony
Rupert Everett ... Ferguson
Eileen Atkins ... Louisa Maynard
Martin Freeman ... Hector Dixon
Gregor Fisher ... Mike
Geoff Bell ... Fabian
Rory Kinnear ... Gerry Bailey
Duncan Duff ... Jeweller
Graham Seed ... Appraiser
James O'Donnell ... Barney (as James O'Dee)
George Rainsford ... Waiter
Alexis Rodney ... First Hotel Receptionist
Sia Berkeley ... Smart Hotel Receptionist
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Storyline

Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose. He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring in the process a young apprentice, Tony. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They said 'Take her out'. He got the wrong idea.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agrios stohos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£282,498 (United Kingdom), 20 June 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,174, 31 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$117,190, 12 December 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,453,043, 16 August 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt played together (as father and daughter) in the BBC film Gideon's Daughter (2006). They both won a Golden Globe for their performance. See more »

Goofs

Victor's mother says she has "taken up knitting" and shows what appears to be the beginning of a onesie for a baby. The object knitted is more of a silhouette than a three-dimensional object. When sewing, silhouettes are often cut out and sewn together. However, with knitting, where one creates the cloth as one goes, it's easier to create the three-dimensional object in situ. This is certainly the case with the legging section of the onesie (leggings being, essentially, long socks, which are simple to make in three dimensions). While it's not impossible to make two silhouettes and seam them at the sides, it seems counterproductive. See more »

Quotes

[hearing a disturbance, Victor emerges from his bedroom, gun in hand]
Rose: This hideous old bat in a wheelchair just tried to kill me! She had a knife this big, I swear!
Tony: It was horrible!
Rose: It's true!
[embarrassed, Victor goes to the door of Rose's bedroom]
Victor Maynard: Mother... Mother, are you there? It's me. Mother?
[hearing nothing, he kneels down to look through the keyhole]
Victor Maynard: [to Rose and Tony] I've got everything under control...
[a shotgun blasts a hole in the door over Victor's head. Rose screams]
Victor Maynard: She means well....
[...]
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

'Rondo alla Turca' from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W A Mozart)
Performed by Michael Price
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Quirky But Worh Seeing
20 June 2010 | by snodgeSee all my reviews

To me this was a classic and quirky British farce. If it had been been 1958 and in black and white, it would have been in it's place but in 2010 it was slightly odd. That said, I enjoyed the film and would recommend seeing it. The star of the film was certainly Rupert Grint who provided some of the best comedy moments, and Dame Eileen Atkins was a disappointment after her stellar performance in Psychoville. Some of the plot lines were predictable and could be seen coming, but in a way that added to the charm of the film. And it's always nice to see a proper British film as opposed to the ones we just make so well for Hollywood!


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