A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Lem Dobbs
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Gina Carano ... Mallory Kane
Michael Angarano ... Scott
Channing Tatum ... Aaron
Debby Lynn Ross Debby Lynn Ross ... Diner Waitress (as Debby Ross Rondell)
Michael Douglas ... Alex Coblenz
Antonio Banderas ... Rodrigo
Ewan McGregor ... Kenneth
Julian Alcaraz ... Victor
Eddie J. Fernandez ... Barroso
Lluís Botella Lluís Botella ... Helpful Guy
Luis Botella Luis Botella ... Helpful Guy (as Lluís Botella)
Aaron Cohen ... Jamie
Max Arciniega ... Gomez
Anthony Brandon Wong ... Jiang
Michael Fassbender ... Paul
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Storyline

Freelance covert operative Mallory Kane is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her.

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They left her no choice.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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The beach Michael Fasbender is walking along (around the 1:20:35 mark) is the same beach that the opening scene of Grease (1978) was filmed on. See more »

Goofs

In the opening fight scene in the diner, after Mallory takes Aaron's pistol she racks the slide to charge the pistol (i.e., to load a round from the magazine into the chamber). In semi-automatic pistols, this is only necessary when the chamber is empty and is done automatically after firing each shot. As Aaron had already fired two shots before Mallory took the gun, the chamber would have been full (and, in fact it was, as an unfired round was ejected as soon as Mallory pulled the slide back). See more »

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[first lines]
Mallory Kane: Shit.
[deep breath]
Aaron: [sitting down] What the hell are you doing out here? I had to drive all night. I'm hungover as shit. And you're really starting to cut into my vacation time, so can we go please?
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Enjoy Soderberg, especially enjoy Carano
31 January 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

And the reason I give that advice is that you will have the opportunity to experience Soderberg again but I am not sure I can say the same for Carano.

This is of course a change of pace for Soderberg who is actually becoming known for his ability shape-shift between genres and do a pretty good job at each one he chooses.

This is an average spy thriller lifted to above-average by an A-List cast backed by Gina Carano in the action scenes.

Carano is the actual reason I wanted to review the film. She is a rarity in modern film, a good looking actress who shows not the slightest hesitation at going all JCVD on someone's butt if the script demands it.

And she is good. I mean there are multiple scenes here where she carries the attention of the viewer and it is hard to imagine another actress doing that as well.

The unfortunate part is that it seems no one in Hollywood wanted to accept the challenge of moving her career along even though it deserved to be moved. I watched her in IN THE BLOOD, a later effort framed as a B movie and lacking all the class and polish in this one.

Too bad. I miss her already.


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Language:

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Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knockout See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,425,370, 22 January 2012

Gross USA:

$18,942,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,513,760
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