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RED (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 15 October 2010 (USA)
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When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last-ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

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Robert Schwentke

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Jon Hoeber (screenplay), Erich Hoeber (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Frank Moses
Mary-Louise Parker ... Sarah Ross
Heidi von Palleske ... Woman Neighbor
Jefferson Brown ... Fred
Karl Urban ... William Cooper
Chris Owens ... Hanged Man
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Cynthia Wilkes
Morgan Freeman ... Joe Matheson
Jaqueline Fleming ... Marna
Randy Wade Kelley Randy Wade Kelley ... Paramedic
Jason Giuliano Jason Giuliano ... Endercott
Alec Rayme ... Cop at Intersection
Lawrence Turner ... Retirement Home Assassin
Emily Kuroda ... Mrs. Chan
Joe Chrest ... Retirement Home Detective
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Storyline

Frank (Bruce Willis) is retired, bored, and lonely living off of his government pension in a nondescript suburb in an equally nondescript house. The only joy in Frank's life is his calls to the government pension processing center when he gets to talk to his case worker, Sarah (Mary-Louis Parker). Sarah is as bored and lonely as Frank and marks her conversations with the unknown Frank and her spy novels as the only things fun in her life. When something in Frank's past forces him back into his old line of work and puts an unwitting Sarah in the middle of the intrigue, Frank and Sarah begin a journey into his past and the people with whom he used to work. Like Frank they are all "R.E.D." - Retired Extremely Dangerous. Written by Malcolm is Crazy

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Bruce Willis (Frank Moses) and Julian McMahon (Vice President Robert Stanton) have been engaged to model and actress Brooke Burns. McMahon and Burns were later married from 1999-2001, while Willis and Burns were engaged for part of 2003-2004, but were never married. See more »

Goofs

During the shootout in the packing containers Marvin gives the grenade launcher to Frank, then he and Sarah duck down. As they do so they bump heads, and John Malkovich flinches slightly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank Moses: [on the phone] 943-66-2291. Pension Services, please.
Woman: Thank you, Mr. Moses, please hold for your representative.
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Bullets, guns and explosions play out over the end credits. See more »

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The version shown on TNT is edited with some content removed. See more »

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Featured in The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) See more »

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Remember
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by The George Kash / John Marmora Band
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Ridiculous...Entertaining...Delightful...RED is all this.!
15 October 2010 | by AudioFileZSee all my reviews

When Bruce Willis plays his indestructible yet on the surface everyday guy he is right where the audience loves him. In RED, "Retired Extremely Dangerous", he has a close to perfect vehicle. And, so RED delivers in spite of a fairly ridiculous scenario of a group of ex-CIA operatives,or which Willis is one, being singled out for execution on the eve of the vice-president announcing his candidacy for president.

We get the message from the first that Willis is somewhat lonely and bored with retirement and is searching for a companion to make his new life matter. He isn't aching to get back to fast track, but is venerable and is fixated on a kind and cheery voice on the other end of the phone line when he complains about not getting his pension checks (he tears them up just to talk to his "handler"). He arranges a meeting with the sweet sounding gal just prior to everything falling apart because the CIA sends in a "wet" team to erase him. As suspected the CIA, as well as most all the resources of the government, are not up to the task.

Willis reassembles his old team, all in his age bracket or older, in order to survive. That team, if not on the surface a formidable threat, is pure cinematic gold as it consists of excellent performances by Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren. It is almost impossible not to like this film because of the wonderfully entertaining supporting cast. In fact Malkovich steals the show providing the correct dosage of crazed comic relief. This leads to impossible feats making for deliciously served up entertainment; all with a "nod-and-a-wink" that cuts through the unbelievable. Great action with comedy! Richard Dreyfus turns in a solid performance as a spoiled smart-ass (uber-wealthy and powerful) arms dealer who pulls strings behind the scenes. And, Ernest Borgnine has a cameo role which is memorable.

It's a character driven action comedy that truly is RED (ridiculous, entertaining, delightful). This movie gets a 7.5 and, as such, is hard to fault in spite of being pure light-weight fluff. See it and smile.


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Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,761,408, 17 October 2010

Gross USA:

$90,380,162

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$199,006,387
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