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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

They left her no choice.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,942,396, 22 March 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,372,606, 30 October 2012
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Quaid was cast but dropped out due to a scheduling conflict with Soul Surfer (2011). Bill Paxton replaced him. 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. AsAaron 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 »

Quotes

[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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References Three Days of the Condor (1975) See more »

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A very cool retro spy film
24 January 2012 | by jbarnes-10See all my reviews

I really liked "Haywire" and Gina Carano is one tough cookie with an ax to grind. The film has a very independent feel about it, along with a very retro style. Carano is great in her role, totally believable and the girl does her own stunts! The story is a bit hard to follow so you do have to pay attention and have a normal adult attention span. If you are expecting "Fast and Furious" or some other schlock like that, this is not the movie for you. There are intense action scenes and slower parts where the story really unfolds. All of the male stars in this film are simply backdrop for Gina's kick ass, don't f**k with me fellows attitude. A very unique and intelligent story worth seeing.


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