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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.

Director:

P.J. Pesce

Writers:

Olatunde Osunsanmi (screenplay), Olumide Odebunmi (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

Untitled Smokin' Aces Prequel See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Tommy Flanagan and Maury Sterling are the only actors to reprise their roles from the first film. See more »

Goofs

When they plan how to protect Walter they are told to not have anything that can communicate with the outside world. But when they are in the bunker they use video conferencing to talk to their HQ. 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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References Platoon (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Gimme Danger
Performed by The Stooges
Courtesy of Columbia Records and The Columbia/Epic Label Group, A unit of Sony Music Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Bad, But Not So Bad It's Good.
28 January 2010 | by bodiebob-632-909960See all my reviews

What an awful film, the whole concept was absurd. It's one of the dumbest movies I've seen and the way they tried to dress it up as some 'Usual Suspects' style work of genius was laughable. Everything to do with the four morons in the truck (especially the clowns) would ruin any film and the plot was full of holes. Wilful suspension of disbelief is one thing but this required suspension of all intelligence.

There are none of the big stars of the first movie. Vinnie Jones, who's improving as an actor and I want to like, still cannot deliver a line without sounding like he's reading it from a script for the first time and Tom Berenger is clearly desperate to be accepted by Hollywood again if he is taking parts like this. I bet he was very well behaved on set this time.

Bizarrely though, this had one of the best last ten seconds of a movie I've ever seen, which is all that stopped me giving it a rating of one but by then the film was beyond redemption and it was wasted. If it had been put on the end of a decent film it would have gone down as one of the all time classic endings, it was that good an idea. Now it will just be forgotten on the end of a bit of straight to DVD garbage, which is nothing short of tragic.


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