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

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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 Pont Lluís Botella Pont ... Helpful Guy (as Lluís Botella)
Aaron Cohen ... Jamie
Max Arciniega ... Gomez
Anthony Brandon Wong ... Jiang
Michael Fassbender ... Paul
James Flynn James Flynn ... Hotel Clerk
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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 copyright holder of this film is "Five Continents Imports." Five Continents Imports is a cover name for the CIA in the 1975 film Three Days of the Condor (1975). See more »

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When Mallory & Scott are driving, she tells him to have a drink of water in her backpack. She wants some too, but has to have him pour it in her mouth because of an injury to her arm. However, just minutes later while running from law enforcement, she is backing up at a high rate of speed, her bad arm is extended and gripping the passenger seat tightly. 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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Chasing Gina
31 August 2014 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Haywire is directed by Steven Soderbergh and features an all star cast that includes Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender.

However the main star is MMA fighter Gina Carano as Mallory Kane who works in black ops and is hired to pose as he wife of a British agent and ends up being a target for elimination herself. Carano has to unravel who is trying to set her up.

The film is shot with little dialogue and a moody setting, many of the known cast has small roles and its a 'unHollywood thriller' although Carano does get to kick ass as well as getting chased mainly in the streets or rooftops of Dublin.

Fassbender and Carano's scenes standout especially their combat sequences. Its an unusual film given the director is an Oscar winner 'A' lister director who has gone back to his roots and decided to make an independent action film. By and large he succeeds and Carano looks like someone, given the right material who could breakout as an action star.


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Ireland | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

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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2.39 : 1
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