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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 (Bruce Willis) 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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Cast

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 ... 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 RED ... Retired Extremely Dangerous. Written by Malcolm is Crazy

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Looking For A Little Action. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

RED See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,761,408, 17 October 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$90,380,162

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$199,006,387
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John C. Reilly was cast as Marvin Boggs, but he dropped out. See more »

Goofs

Frank wakes up at 6:00 in the opening scene (according to the bedroom clock). It is supposed to be Christmas time. At that time of year (in the USA) it would be dark out at 6:00 (a.m. or p.m.) yet there are signs of daylight in his unlit home. 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 »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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Calling All Units to Broccolino
Written by Massimo Martellotta
Performed by Calibro 35 (Massimo Martellotta, Luca Cavina, Enrico Gabrielli, Fabio Ronadinini and Tommaso Colliva)
Courtesy of Nublu Records
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I don't agree with the critics on this one.
20 October 2010 | by DarkVulcan29See all my reviews

Red manages to balance the line between action thriller, and light comedy, and does it quite well.

Frank Moses(Bruce Willis) a former C.I.A. agent is now retired, and living a simply, and at times boring life. His only joy of the day when he calls Sarah(Mary Louise Parker) a customer service agent, who he likes, Frank pretends not to get a monthly check, just an excuse to talk to her. But Franks simply life is interrupted, when he learns that somebody has put hit on his life, he goes on the run, after escaping an attempt on his life. He takes Sarah along too, much to her dismay. And gets his old team back together(Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich) in hopes to uncover who is behind the hits, but will they before it's too late?

I really don't agree with the critics on this one. Red was entertaining. It's funny without trying to get overly silly. Action scenes where good. Bruce Willis, Mary Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Brian Cox, and Morgan Freeman. But it's John Malkovich who steals the show, with his funny one liners. And also a great co starring role by veteran actor Ernest Borgnine.


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