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True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)

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After a publisher changes a writer's debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to non-fiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and must take on the role of his character for his own survival.

Director:

Jeff Wadlow

Writers:

Jeff Morris (screenplay), Jeff Wadlow (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin James ... Sam Larson / Mason Carver
Kim Coates ... President Miguel 'Mike' Cueto
Maurice Compte ... Juan
Zulay Henao ... Rosa Bolivar
Andrew Howard ... Anton Masovich
Ron Rifkin ... Amos
Yul Vazquez ... General Javier Ruiz
P.J. Byrne ... Trent
Kelen Coleman ... Kylie Applebaum
Leonard Earl Howze ... Michael Cleveland
Rob Riggle ... William Cobb
Andy Garcia ... El Toro
Anthony Belevtsov ... Merc
Jeff Chase ... La Roche
Katie Couric ... Katie Couric
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After a publisher changes a writer's debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to non-fiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and must take on the role of his character for his own survival.

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Taglines:

The man. The myth. The memoirs.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História Real de um Assassino Falso See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)
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One of the photos on Rosa's wall is of actor/comedian Ricky Gervais See more »

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Quotes

Sam Larson: Looks a lot like my place.
Rosa Bolivar: Yeah, except the stuff on my walls are real.
Sam Larson: Yeah? How's this for real? I just met with the president's number one adviser.
Rosa Bolivar: General Ruiz?
Sam Larson: Mhm.
Rosa Bolivar: How did you get a meeting with him?
Sam Larson: How I get most my meetings here. I was abducted.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Truth or Dare and A Quiet Place (2018) See more »

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Should I Stay or Should I Go
Written by Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, Topper Headon (uncredited) and Paul Simonon (uncredited)
Performed by Math Club (as The Math Club)
Courtesy of The Math Club
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Great fun
12 November 2016 | by christian-11See all my reviews

Saw this on Netflix today, and it's actually quite funny. With support from class actors such as Andy Garcia and Kim Coates, and Andy Howard in a role he plays oh so well - as a bad guy, we got a nice setup here. Zulay Henao is great as the female lead, and the writing is not as lazy as you would expect. The story is pretty much as you would expect from the trailer, so don't expect to be immersed in storytelling, but do expect to laugh and genuinely feel for Kevin James' character.

I gave it a 7, and I'm not sure the premise could have scored more than that, so if you need something to watch on Netflix today, I recommend this.


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