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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

The character played by Bill Nighy holds guns with just a thumb and middle finger, with his index on the trigger. This unusual grip is because he suffers from Dupuytren's contracture, which means he can't straighten the ring and little fingers on each hand. 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

Rose: It's like everywhere you go, there's that smell.
Victor Maynard: What smell?
Rose: Cleanliness. Bleach. It's like being in a hospital. It's so safe, it's dangerous. I can't breathe here. I mean it, I'm frightened. I'm frightened if I stay here much longer, I'll end up like you. Afraid of everything.
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Connections

Remake of Wild Target (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny Got a Boom-Boom
Written & Performed by Imelda May
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of The Decca Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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My 336th Review: Excellent remake - and the funniest movie in its genre since Shooting Fish
27 August 2010 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

For those who haven't seen Ciblé Émovante from 1993 do. But Wild Target is seriously a tremendous remake.

Very very funny and just plain good fun - this harks back to the golden age of British comedies, sidesteps (in the main) Guy Ritchie and goes for that same vibe that Shooting Fish had.

The plot of the buttoned-down assassin and the kooky girl and the guy who gets involved by mistake is a vehicle to hang some great lines and situations on; let's just say it involves art forgery, hired guns, kleptomania, and Snowy the Cat. Brilliant stuff. Bill Nighy does his usual comic timing to perfection and he and Emily Blunt, along with the two Ruperts, Grint and Everett, bring a real sense of fun to this. Well supported and very well directed there's not much to complain about here - it's just a great comedy and taken as that you could do much worse.

Honestly, we haven't laughed or just flat out enjoyed a film this much in a long time - it's got a wonderful vibe to it that just makes watching it fun - and after all it's nice to get back to some good old fashioned killing without all the pizazz....

Highly recommended if you like British comedies, do try to get to see the french original, it's a corker, but this, this one is going in my collection....


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