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2 Guns (2013)

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Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.

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Baltasar Kormákur

Writers:

Blake Masters (screenplay by), Steven Grant (based on the Boom! Studios graphic novels by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Bobby
Mark Wahlberg ... Stig
Paula Patton ... Deb
Edward James Olmos ... Papi Greco
Bill Paxton ... Earl
Robert John Burke ... Jessup
James Marsden ... Quince
Greg Sproles ... Chief Lucas
Fred Ward ... Admiral Tuwey
Patrick Fischler ... Dr. Ken
Derek Solorsano ... Ferret Nose Julio
Edgar Arreola ... Rudy (Papi's Men)
Kyle Clements ... Teemo (as Kyle Russell Clements)
Christopher Matthew Cook ... Thick (as Matthew Cook)
Tim Bell ... Lean (as Timothy Bell)
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Storyline

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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2 Guns, 1 Bank.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Guns See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,059,130, 4 August 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,612,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,940,411
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Trench escapes the Navy base by wearing a Lieutenant Commander's uniform. In Crimson Tide (1995), Denzel Washington played a Navy Lieutenant Commander. See more »

Goofs

During the truck chase, the Bronco's right headlight is gone as they drive down into the wash. But after emerging from the mud hole, the headlight has reappeared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stig: Hi.
Waitress Maggie: Hi.
Stig: How many?
Waitress Maggie: two.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: 2 Guns (2013) See more »

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Written by Andrew Gonzales (as Andy Gonzales)
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2 the hard way
1 August 2013 | by Brian TaylorSee all my reviews

The right pairing of actors together can make or break a movie. And since 1967 there have been buddy cop movies. Now "In the Heat of the Night" is no "48 Hrs." or "Lethal Weapon", but the concept is the same. Two cops or cons/cops with opposite styles, attitudes, and methods coming together for a common goal. Well with "2 Guns" I think I found one of my favorite pairings in this genre and of the year, Wahlberg and Washington.

I don't know, maybe it has something to do with the screen play written by Blake Masters, or maybe it is the characters created by Steven Grant for his comic book series. I think it's the combination of both, but it was Wahlberg and Washington who make it all come alive. Bobby (Denzel Washington) and Stig (Mark Wahlberg) are two criminals trying to work their way up the crime food chain. Unbeknownst to each other, both Stig and Bobby are undercover, trying to achieve the same goal. The goal is to bring down Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), who is a drug kingpin. The way they decide to do so is to rob a bank that Greco has some money stashed away in. Instead of getting Greco's money, Stig and Bobby rob the C.I.A of forty three million dollars. What follows is a lot of one-liners, and if the title didn't give it away, a lot of gun fights.

When it comes to the month of August, it is the place where the questionable movies go. The not-good-enough-for-July dump bin if you will. They are questionable because they are not the "big" summer movies, but summer movies none the less. When it comes to "2 Guns" I think the studio got it right. This is the perfect movie to follow all those sequels and not so fun "big summer movies" (yes I am talking to you Lone Ranger). How about a fun movie with two actors that everyone loves? With plenty of action mixed in with just the right amount of comedy, this is the kind of movie I look forward to seeing. Mark Wahlberg makes the movie, and the reason is simple, he doesn't play that guy he plays in almost every move he is in. You know the quiet but nice guy, who just looks tough. In "2 Guns" Walhberg plays a cocky bad ass, who is good at what he does and he lets you know it every chance he gets. Denzel on the other hand is just Denzel, which after saying that, I have said all I needed to say. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur, who makes a good version of a Michael Bay movie. This is a great choice if you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, because in my mind, you can never go wrong with a fun time at the movies.

Brian Taylor

http://the2cinemen.blogspot.com/


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