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True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)

TV-14 | | Action, Comedy | 11 November 2016 (USA)
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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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Jeff Wadlow

Writers:

Jeff Morris (screenplay), Jeff Wadlow (screenplay)

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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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The man. The myth. The memoirs.

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Action | Comedy

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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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This movie is a remake of the 1973 French film " Le Magnifique" from Philippe de Broca and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jacqueline Bisset. See more »

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Quotes

Michael Cleveland: That idiot is dead.
William Cobb: So incredibly dead.
Michael Cleveland: Voice analysis is back. Name's Samuel Larson. He published a book claiming to be, get this... an internartional assasin. We should probably pull him out, put him on a plane home.
William Cobb: Why the hell would be do that?
Michael Cleveland: Because we are the CIA. Bet you a Benji he's dead in less than 48.
William Cobb: Double he doesn't make it to breakfast.
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References Twilight (2008) See more »

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Interstellar
Written by Roberto Arbelo
Performed by Glowtape
Courtesy of Bleed101
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good if you just want to chill
13 November 2016 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Kevin James makes me laugh. He's always the same, I know, and he doesn't have anywhere near the range of the late John Candy, for instance, but there's something about that Blue Collar Everyman that is appealing.

Here he stars in "True Memoirs of an International Assassin" from 2016. He plays Sam, an insurance man writing the fictional story of an international hit man. He relies on a former operative friend, Amos (Ron Rifkin) to give his book more reality.

One day Amos tells him the story of an international assassin who disappeared and was thought dead, The Ghost, though he insists it's not for the book.

Before you can say The Ghost, of course, Sam has built this phantom into his story. And because his details are a little too correct, he soon finds himself in a heap of trouble.

There are some very funny performances here, especially from Kelen Coleman as Sam's agent/publisher. Her office is at Starbuck's, and she changes her name each time she orders coffee because there are so many writers there, she doesn't want them to know who she is.

Andy Garcia is great as El Toro; Zulay Henao is tough and powerful as a lone female agent in Venezuela; Andrew Howard gives a funny performance as Anton Masovich, strutting around with a loud voice and killing people. The whole cast was top-notch.

This is an action picture so expect things to blow up and see a lot of fighting. It's all in fun. It's Kevin James after all - and right about now, he was just what I needed.


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