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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bill Nighy and Rupert Grint appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1 (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Victor and Rose enter Victors home, they begin to talk about Victor's mother, but when Tony walks in with the Cat, the cat is facing front (Towards Victor) in the first shot, then in the second shot facing Tony, and the cat then puts it's arm over Tony's shoulder in that same shot, but again seconds later in the 3rd shot of Tony, the Cat is facing front again in the same position as the first shot. See more »

Quotes

Rose: It's funny because yesterday I couldn't wait to get away and now I never want to leave.
Tony: What happened in between?
Rose: Just enough.
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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

Remake of Wild Target (1993) 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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User Reviews

 
An interesting and entertaining comedy.
20 June 2010 | by danielkratkySee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film and found the story to be original and funny throughout. Emily Blunt plays an extremely sexy con-artist who crosses paths with an up-tight Bill Nighy playing a professional assassin hired to kill her.

The characters are likable and well-cast. Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt strike up a modern day love-story that is unconventional and yet somehow totally believable. The family bond that is established with Rupert Grint as the adopted son worked very well and was charming.

If you want to see something different, interesting and funny then I really recommend giving this film a chance.


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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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