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Haywire (2011)

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

Goofs

When Mallory and Aaron fight in the diner in the opening scene, Aaron attempts to shoot Mallory at close range while she is lying on the ground. Immediately after the shot, the powder burn from the muzzle blast is clearly seen on the floor of the diner next to Mallory's head. However, there is no other damage to the floor as an entering bullet would have made, revealing only the damage that a blank cartridge would cause. 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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Dumb movie. Too many big actors, too little brain-work.
29 January 2012 | by shushensSee all my reviews

Better than Ocean 13 perhaps, but still quite bad. Gina Carano did so much better than John Cena. Too bad the director was Soderberg and not an 'actually' intelligent man. IMDb published an interview of Antonio Banderas on Haywire, but I wonder why. His screen time is less than 5 minutes in total, and not the most interesting 5 minutes either. Reasons are not explained, characters are not detailed, it is not a respectable film overall. Some people called Mallory the female Bourn. That is another mystery, because when I saw the world through Bourn's eyes, I never had any problem understanding what he was feeling or going through. In this film, I had no attachment with any of the characters. If the bad guys just killed Gina Carano in the middle of the film, I would not really feel any different, because I had no idea why a bunch of people were just randomly hurting, shooting at, or killing each other. I read a review a while back, where someone criticized those who came to watch this film expecting a real action film or some award- winning performances. He wrote he liked this film honestly because of the surreal feel. I can kind of appreciate his remark. Surrealism and retardedness are two extremes that can sometimes cross over from one side to the other. For mentally healthy people, who expect to see female Bourn with stylish performances from McGregor, Banderas, Fassbender, etc., I do not recommend this film at all. The film is well shot, well edited, the soundtrack is not too horrible, so I give it a 5. If I had to rate only the substance, I would rate it 1, like many others have done.


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