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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 (Bill Nighy) is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, Louisa (Dame Eileen Atkins), 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 (Emily Blunt). He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring in the process a young apprentice, Tony (Rupert Grint). 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.

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 »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dame Eileen Atkins (Louisa Maynard, Victor's mother) is only fifteen years older than Bill Nighy (Victor Maynard). See more »

Goofs

When Victor is massaging Rose's feet, in the close ups you can tell that a hand double is used because all 5 fingers are straight; however, Bill Nighy has Dupuytren's contracture which means that the last two fingers on both hands are permanently pointing inwards. This is visible in the wide shots. See more »

Quotes

Parrot: I love you, Mr Maynard!
Victor Maynard: What the fuck?
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Crazy Credits

The first item in the "Thanks to" section of the rolling credits reads: "ASHMOLEUM MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD for use of 'Paul Cezanne Near Auvers-sur-Oise', oil on canvas, 46 x 55cm. This painting was stolen on 1 January 2000 and has not been recovered." Apparently, this theft indeed did occur. Note, the movie was filmed in 2009. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

All Over Me
Written by Pete Simpson, Bennett Holland, Scott Moncrieff & Tom Bell
Performed by Pete Simpson & Bennett Holland
Published by Westbury
Courtesy of Pete Simpson
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I was laughing hard the entire time and it's a fell good movie till the end. Watch it, it's truly worth it.
27 August 2010 | by saadgkhanSee all my reviews

WILD TARGET – CATCH IT ( B+ ) Wild Target is quirky little fun; I had great time watching it. It was really funny and hilarious. I always love smart movies where the characters are not trying to be funny but the situation and dialogues make it funny. Bill Nighy as a Hit Man is amazing, it was so good to see him under play the character and bring the smartness and sharpness to it. Emily Blunt is so radiant, the moment she comes on the screen the whole screen just light up. I truly love her and this time she was really hilarious. She looks gorgeous as always and her chemistry with Bill Nighy and Rupert Grint is startling. Rupert Grint is breaking off the Harry Porter fantasy genre and it's the right type of role for him. He was funny and completes the wacky trio. Rupert Everett and his team were good. Overall I was laughing hard the entire time and it's a fell good movie till the end. Watch it, it's truly worth it.


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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,174, 31 October 2010

Gross USA:

$108,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,494,154
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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