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The Tourist (2010)

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Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

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Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (screenplay), Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Frank Tupelo
Angelina Jolie ... Elise Clifton-Ward
Paul Bettany ... Inspector John Acheson
Timothy Dalton ... Chief Inspector Jones
Steven Berkoff ... Reginald Shaw
Rufus Sewell ... The Englishman
Christian De Sica ... Colonnello Lombardi
Alessio Boni ... Sergente Cerato
Daniele Pecci Daniele Pecci ... Tenente Narduzzi
Giovanni Guidelli ... Tenente Tommassini
Raoul Bova ... Conte Filippo Gaggia
Bruno Wolkowitch ... Capitaine Courson
Marc Ruchmann Marc Ruchmann ... Brigadier Kaiser
Julien Baumgartner ... Brigadier Ricuort
François Vincentelli François Vincentelli ... Brigadier Marion
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Storyline

Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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The Perfect Trip - The Perfect Trap See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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English | French | Italian | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

10 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Turist See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,472,458, 12 December 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,631,157, 6 March 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$278,346,189, 10 March 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Palazzo Pisani-Moretta was used as a stand-in for the real Hotel Danieli. See more »

Goofs

The night Frank sleeps on the sofa he dreams about walking into Elise's room and kissing her. The dream shows the interior of the room exactly as it is in real life. However Frank has never entered the room to know what it looks like in his dream, so he would have imagined things differently to how they were in the room and not exactly as it was in real life, something he had never seen. See more »

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Elise: I'm sorry I got you involved in all this.
Frank Taylor: Why are you involved?
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A Dark European Thriller (without the darkness or the thrills)
10 December 2010 | by Blackbuster-1See all my reviews

Imagine a movie, imagine that movie stars two of the hottest commodities in Hollywood and add a sensual, somewhat dark French-thriller plot. If you did that, you would have the trailer for The Tourist, and it would sound like a pretty good movie, right? But then if you take away the words "dark" and "thriller" and realized that those sought after actors were actually last minute replacements, then you would have the actual movie.

The Tourist stars Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in what appears to be a very promising plot. Jolie plays Elise, a beautiful and mysterious woman who ensnares spy-fiction fan Frank Tupelo (Depp) into his very own web of international crime and intrigue. Under the orders of Chief Inspector Jones (Timothy Dalton) Scotland Yard's John Acheson played by Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, A Beautiful Mind) tries his best to keep up Elise and the man he believes she is connected to…Alexander Pearce.

For what sounds like a fantastic plot on paper, the execution of it all leaves a little something to be desired. Perhaps the problem is with expectations. As stated before, the premise and the trailer and two actors who typically take on fairly meaty roles suggests that The Tourist would at least have hints of substance, instead the audience is left with a beautiful and…fun movie that is essentially summer action fluff – think The Italian Job meets Knight and Day.

The problems with the film almost assuredly were the result of apparently several casting and directorial issues during pre-production. Depp's role was reportedly originally slated for Tom Cruise, who was replaced by Sam Worthington who dropped out over "creative differences" and ultimately was replaces by Johnny Depp. Angelina Jolie's character was also apparently intended for someone else…none other than Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron. The director, German born - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Director of the Academy Award winning film The Lives of Others) also was a replacement and who he himself dropped out at one point, only to resume his directorial role later on. It seems that for whatever reason, no one wanted to be a part of this film.

The Tourist certainly has its strong points. The visuals are simply stunning, whether that describes the beautiful European vistas, lavish homes and hotels or the lead actors, there is definitely eye candy everywhere. The action scenes are exciting and even the dialogue has some charm. However it seems that for every peak there is a valley. The Tourist like its pre-production story seems to have a bit of an identity crisis. At times the film feels intense and brooding, other times it feels like a carefree romp through the waterways of Venice. The dialogue and script have their moments of wit and charm while other parts feel like a reject Bond script. The Tourist is by no means a perfect film, however going in with realistic expectations; it may be just the way to end your night or your week


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