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Killer Elite (2011)

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When his mentor is taken captive by a disgraced Arab sheik, a killer-for-hire is forced into action. His mission: kill three members of Britain's elite Special Air Service responsible for the death of his sons.

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Gary McKendry

Writers:

Matt Sherring (screenplay), Ranulph Fiennes (book) (as Sir Ranulph Fiennes)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Danny
Clive Owen ... Spike
Robert De Niro ... Hunter
Dominic Purcell ... Davies
Aden Young ... Meier
Yvonne Strahovski ... Anne
Ben Mendelsohn ... Martin
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Agent
David Whiteley ... MI6 Man
Matt Nable ... Pennock (as Matthew Nable)
Lachy Hulme ... Harris
Firass Dirani ... Bakhait
Nick Tate ... Commander B
Bille Brown Bille Brown ... Colonel Fitz
Stewart Morritt Stewart Morritt ... Campbell
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Storyline

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire (Jason Statham) and Hunter, his longtime mentor (Robert De Niro) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

May the Best Man Live

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Australia

Language:

English | Arabic | French | Spanish

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesinos de elite See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,300,000, 25 September 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,124,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,409,046
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where the SAS are going on training in the Brecon Beacons they are seen wearing the incorrect uniform for the period. In 1981 the British Army wore 1968 pattern Smock, Combat but here they are seen wearing Combat Soldier '95 pattern smocks which did not start being rolled out until 1995. See more »

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On arrival in Muscat, the cabin crew lady states she is staying at the Hilton. There is no Hilton Hotel in Muscat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: The world is in chaos. The economic crisis continues as an oil crises looms. War rages everywhere. It is a time of revolution, assassination and covert operations.
Title Card: It is 1980.
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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New Race
Performed by Radio Birdman
Written by Deniz Tek
Published by Universal Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Master recording courtesy of Radio Birdman / Trafalgar Music Australia
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Engaging!
13 November 2011 | by achyutktelangSee all my reviews

Killer Elite unfurls at a decent pace with a story that is quite engrossing and which holds your attention.

This movie does remind you a bit of the 'Bourne' series movies. Quite realistic. The action is really good especially when it involves Jason Statham (Danny- retired member of Britain's Elite Special Air Service) and Clive Owen (Spike- who belongs to a secret military society). The performances are the strong point of the movie. Jason Statham is establishing himself as an actor with a good presence, although his ability to carry out action scenes was never in doubt. Clive Owen plays out a strong character menacingly. Robert De Niro is outstanding too in his apt role as the mentor of Danny.

Overall, quite enjoyable as a decent action movie.


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