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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Tupelo
... Elise Clifton-Ward
... Inspector John Acheson
... Chief Inspector Jones
... Reginald Shaw
... The Englishman
... Colonnello Lombardi
... Sergente Cerato
Daniele Pecci ... Tenente Narduzzi
... Tenente Tommassini
... Conte Filippo Gaggia
... Capitaine Courson
Marc Ruchmann ... Brigadier Kaiser
... Brigadier Ricuort
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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Release Date:

10 December 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Turist  »

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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 setting called for the film's action sequences to be striking, and written especially for the city. Stunt Choreographer Simon Crane was charged with planning character-driven action sequences unique to Venice. Crane said: "Anyone can dream up an action sequence. But if it doesn't fit the tone of the film, it's totally worthless. It's all about believability." See more »

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At the end a perfect stated safe is blown up by a hand of explosives. Nothing is broken beside the safe, even the inside is intact. Real science fiction. See more »

Quotes

[two thugs enter the hotel room. Frank locks himself in the bathroom and calls the reception]
Frank Taylor: Hello? please help!
Hotel Concierge Alessio: [answers the phone] Buongiorno, signore.
Frank Taylor: Buongiorno... I, I need help! There are two men trying to break down the door...
Hotel Concierge Alessio: I see, what kind of problem do you have with the door, sir?
Frank Taylor: No, no, no! There are two men with guns trying to break in!
[caught in panic, Frank tries to explain the situation in Spanish instead of Italian]
Frank Taylor: Dos hombres, con... con pistolas!
Hotel Concierge Alessio: [amused] Your Spanish is ...
[...]
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Composed by Jack Alfred
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Frothy fun - goes down like an éclair
11 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

Opening day (a Friday) enough of the critical reviews I read were negative enough, that I was asking 2 friends if they wanted to switch films - money is tight, yah know? But we agreed there was nothing wrong with checking The Tourist out, at worst there would be some eye candy.

Once again, I'm glad I blew the critics off - it's not that the negative reviews are wrong, exactly. There ARE too many scenes of entire rooms of people turning around to look at Jolie, like a perfume commercial (or someone with toilet paper stuck to their behind). Characters and relationships aren't fleshed out enough, and it's a predictable film - North by Northwest is far superior.

But. As one critic said, it's a frothy diversion, pleasant and fun. Thought the rumpled Depp was low-key and charming, and Jolie was gorgeous and a sympathetic character. There are some amusing twists, and our fairly full theater laughed a lot and was entertained by the film; at no point did any of us lose interest. There are far worse ways to spend a Friday night, and I'd recommend to anyone looking for some diversion and gorgeous views of Venice. Good for anyone looking to unwind after a long hard week.


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