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Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010)

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Hords of insane assassins (2 cute) gather in or near a bar waiting to kill an insignificant FBI pencil pusher at 3AM and collect $3M. He's kept in a safe house/bunker nearby surrounded by FBI agents. Action awaits.

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P.J. Pesce

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Olatunde Osunsanmi (screenplay), Olumide Odebunmi (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Walter Weed
Clayne Crawford ... Agent Baker
Tommy Flanagan ... Lazlo Soot
Maury Sterling ... Lester Tremor
Martha Higareda ... Ariella Martinez
Christopher Michael Holley ... Malcolm Little
Ernie Hudson ... Anthony Vejar
Michael Parks ... Fritz Tremor
Autumn Reeser ... Kaitlyn 'AK-47' Tremor
Vinnie Jones ... Finbar McTeague
Hrothgar Mathews ... Agent Redstone
Jared Keeso ... Agent Nicholas
Jason Schombing ... Agent Abrego
David Richmond-Peck ... Agent Dominic Dumare
Grant Elliott Grant Elliott ... Agent Partch
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Storyline

Walter Weed is an unassuming desk jockey at the FBI when the Bureau uncovers a plot to assassinate him. A team of degenerate, psychotic assassins dispatched by mystery man Hal Leuco to win a huge bounty includes a resourceful beauty who has a unique method of killing her prey, a power-tool wielding psychopath and a deadly master of disguise. Written by Universal Home Video

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Prepare for Murder, Mayhem & Madness. See more »


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Rated R for bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The bartender refers to Vinnie Jones' character as "bullethead". Jones' character in Snatch was named "Bullet Tooth Tony." See more »

Goofs

Actually, in the summertime in the northern hemisphere, the sun is in the north nearly all day. It rises in the northeast and is nearly overhead at noon (standard time) and sets in the northwest. It's in the wintertime that the sun is never in the northern sky. See more »

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Title Card: rather than dashing, gun-toting g-men, most FBI employees are information analysts, sifting through millions of telephone, email, and data transmissions to uncover threats of violent crime, terrorism, and espionage against the United States. / occasionally, bureau members themselves become the target of threats; these require extraordinary precautions, often including top-secret procedures outside the realm of normal protocol. / the unintended consequences of such secret activities...
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Bailin' On Lou
Performed by The Cory Weeds Quintet
Written by Cory Weeds / Kerry Galloway
Courtesy of Cellar Live
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7 June 2010 | by thezombieking15See all my reviews

I feel like most of the votes for Smokin' Aces 2 were given without an actual viewing of the movie. I'll admit, as soon as I heard there would be a sequel (which turned out to be a prequel) I wasn't happy, and wanted to rate it badly myself. I feel as though most people shared my sentiment, but rated the film without actually watching it first. I feel it's at very least in the category of a 6, with the original Aces at at least a 7 on IMDb. I suppose viewers just don't feel the way I do. Now, about the film...

Aces 2 was... different from the first film. Most notably, no real names here. Jeremy Piven and Ryan Reynolds are gone. It's a big loss, but if you consider Aces 2 to be a similar story without actually RELATING it to the first film, it becomes a lot more fun. Aces 2 has a style of it's own, different from the original. Where Aces 1 had smooth music and a flowing story, a style all it's own, Aces 2 has rock music and probably more swearing. The Tremors family appear again, but this time around, it's only Lester and a few others you could honestly care less about. The setup is entertaining, the shootouts are fair enough, and the humor (Tremors family related) is fun if you can get past the bizarre nature of it all. Aces 2 is far from realistic, and there are enough plot holes to sink a boat, but it really isn't a bad film. Certainly not intelligent like the first, but eh. Watch the film, don't relate it to the original, and at very least, WAIT for the ending. The final moments will make the entire film worth it, if nothing else.


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Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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